Lucien M. Guay
West Lebanon, N.H. — Lucien M. Guay, 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton, N.H.
He was born Nov. 20, 1927, in Laconia, N.H., a son of Maurice J. and Alma (Dumas) Guay. He attended the Laconia Schools and later served his country during WWII in the US Army. Upon his return he attended the New England Barber School in Boston, Mass. completing his education in 1948. On July 4, 1951, he was married to the love of his Life Barbara Decoff in Laconia, where they lived and he worked as a barber. They moved to the Upper Valley and he went to work as a barber in Hanover, N.H. and White River Junction, Vt. In 1955, Lucien purchased the Barber Shop next to the Polka Dot in White River Junction where he not only cut hair but shared stories with every haircut, until he retired and sold the shop in 1985.
Lucien was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2571 and The Knights of Columbus American Legion Post #26 all in White River Junction. He enjoyed working with his hands on woodworking projects, building gadgets or working the soil in his gardens
He is predeceased by his wife, Barbara Guay, and two brothers Norman B. Guay and Walter W. Guay.
He is survived by three daughters, Colleen B. Young of New Port Riche, Fla., Pauline Cote of Barrington, N.H. and Kathie A. Batson of Ledyard, Conn.; six grandchildren: Christopher Cote, Katie Lewis, Heidi Evans, Kari Mock, Kali Batson, Kourtney Batson; and five great-grandchildren: Brandon Lewis, Sarah Lewis, Thomas Cote, Isabella Evans and Ryan Douglas Lewis.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Friday at Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon, N.H. at 11 a.m. followed by burial in the West Lebanon Cemetery in West Lebanon, N.H.
Condolences may be expressed to Lucien’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to: the Resident Benefit Fund, New Hampshire Veterans Home 139 Winter Street, Tilton, N.H. 03276-5415. Where he has spent the last few years and cared for with such tender love outstanding and jovial care.