Obituaries

Gerald A. Guyer

Died: 2017-12-24
Resided in: Middleton, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey FH
Viewing date: 2017-12-28 / 4pm-7pm
Service type: Funeral Mass
Service date: 2017-12-29 / 10:30am
Service location: St. Adelaide's Parish, W. Peabody, MA
Burial type: Burial
Burial date: 2017-12-29
Cemetery: Puritan lawn
Contributions: see below
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GUYER, Gerald A. (Jerry) Of Middleton, formerly of Revere, passed away on December 24 at age 84 after a long illness. Adored husband of Janice M. (Abate) Guyer for 60 years. Devoted father of Wayne and his wife Jean of Beverly, Keith and his wife Lorraine of Grafton, and Eric and his wife Katie of Georgetown. Proud grandfather of Andrew, Dylan, Ryan, Kasey, Kelly, Evan, Julia and Christopher. Brother of late sisters Grace Guide, Marilyn Neuman, and Ellen Powers.

Jerry was a true family man – a good husband, quiet, tremendously proud of his sons and grandkids, and always present for any friend or relative in need. He was proud of his Revere, MA roots, and never forgot where he came from. An accomplished football player, he excelled at Revere HS, Brandeis for a season, played while serving in the Army, and even had workouts with the Boston Patriots and Baltimore Colts. Rarely did Jerry miss a game played by his kids or grandkids.

He met his wife of 60 years, Janice, when both were in a wedding party. It took some time, but he graduated Northeastern while working nights as a part time Revere cop. Soon after graduation he went to work in the electronics industry, and was a respected salesman his entire career – at DeMambro, Schweber Electronics, Time Electronics, and Avnet.

Janice and Jerry moved to “Brigadoon” in Middleton in 1965 – long before it was fashionable…. Relatives and friends from Revere and East Boston referred to it as “moving to the country” all the way up Route 1. As a homeowner he became adept with tools, and was capable of building or fixing almost anything. His favorite project was the enclosed screen porch / patio in which he spent many hours listening to the Sox and books on tape, sleeping, drinking gin and tonics with friends and family, and being tormented by squirrels eating his bird feed.

Jerry was passionate about horse racing and looked forward to visits to Suffolk Downs, Saratoga, and other tracks. He was also an avid gardener, and as big a Boston sports fan as anyone - particularly for the Patriots. He was a longtime season ticket holder (during the lean years), and for many years the three boys and Jerry would tailgate before and after Pats games. He swam laps and became a nutrition nut in his retirement.

ONLINE CONDOLENCES BELOW:

So very sorry for your loss. Sending our condolences. Sheryl Peachey-Aleckna
To Wayne, Jean , Andrew and All. Condolences, prayers and thoughts for your family during this holiday season. The McNiff's
Gerry was a great passionate caring guy with a remarkable sense of humor. R.I.P. Jerry.
Thinking of ALL of you at this difficult time. Uncle Gerry had a full life. He enjoyed it to the fullest and you all inherited his dry wit and tenacity to do the same. Hugs to you, and peace in your hearts knowing the love and pride he had for you never diminishes. Always love, Cousin Lynda
Mrs. Guyer, Wayne, Keith, and Eric, So many fond memories of our time in Brigadoon. I hope and pray that your father is finally at peace, and spending some time with my parents. I imagine our father's once again arguing about whether Wonderland was a better venue than Suffolk Downs! Sean
Guyers... Very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. Mark MacCormack Ontario, Canada
Your dad sounds like he was a fun guy to hang around with! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love Matt and Susan O'Hala
Dear Wayne and Jean, We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. All our best, The Godfrey family
Dear Wayne and Jean, I am very sorry for your loss. He sounds like he was a wonderful man who left you with great memories. I know you will cherrish them. My very best. Barbara Nevils
He was my Sister's Father In Law and Wayne's Dad, but I/We ALWAYS enjoyed our time with him. He was kind, passionate and just an all around awesome human being--great Dad and Grandpa--always there. Blessed to have known him. With love, Jackie
Dear Janice and family We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We always remember Jerry as a fine gentleman. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Love, Al & Sandy
Our sincere sympathy to you Wayne and your family.What a wonderful life your Dad had with your Mom and you children.Our love to you and Jean and Andrew. Joann and George Phillips
Janice, Wayne, Keith, Eric and family... My sincere condolences and sympathies to you all during this difficult and emotional time. I was so sorry to hear the news about Gerry and his recent passing. I trust he his in a good place and will always looking down on you all with love and positive energy. I have many fond memories of Gerry and I am sure you have many many more great memories to cherish of him as you celebrate his life. So sorry we are unable to be at the services but please know we are there in spirit. Best to you all with our thoughts and prayers... David & Sue Reid
Dear Wayne and Jean, We are sorry to hear the news of your fathers passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family. What a great full life. Much to be celebrated. We are sure it will be. With our deepest condolences. Vern & Kathy
My sincere condolences to you kieth and your family. It Was a great neighborhood.... Joe DeFeo

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