Joseph E. Guimond, 86

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PORTLAND — Joseph E. “Roy” Guimond, 86, died June 29 after a short illness, at his home in Westbrook, with family at his side.

Guimond served in the U.S. Army from 1946-48, as a member of an airborne unit in Okinawa, Japan.

Known as a hard worker, Guimond went on to found his own business, G&G Drywall. He spent the end of his career in the heat-treat department of W.H. Nichols in Portland, retiring in 1991. 

Guimond was an avid deer hunter and also loved fishing. His favorite times were spent at “The Bus” in November with his family and friends. He also loved playing a good game of rummy with his wife, and taking his pet dachshund, Fred, for a walk.

He was predeceased by his wife of over 60 years, Norma; his parents, Ovide and Amanda; his brother, Alfred; and his sisters, Simone Bernier, Marguerite Riley, Marion Letarte and Rita Dyer.

Guimond is survived by a sister, Lauretta Przyborowski, of Smyrna Georgia; brothers, Raymond, of Biddeford, and Gerard and his wife, Barbara, of Gorham; his sons, Mikal and his wife, Deanna, of Freeport, Scott and his wife, Kathleen, of Raymond, Toby and his wife, Joanne, of Waterboro, and Larry; and a daughter, Eleanor Harmon and her husband, Clarence, of Sebago. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Gabriel, Jason, Katie, Shelbi, Scotty Erica and Sarah Guimond, and Margie Lee, Bobby and Dennis Harmon; a great-grandchild, Brooke Guimond; his niece and caregiver for many years, Tammy Champagne; and many other nieces and nephews.

Burial in St. Hyacinth Cemetery will be private. Arrangements are by A.T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services, of Portland.