Roger Guilmette, age 91, passed away peacefully at NH Veterans' Home, Saturday, February 9, 2013.
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Born in Woodsville, the oldest of five sons of Almedas and Martha Guilmette, Roger was the recipient of an Outstanding Athlete Award and spent many years skiing, sailing, fishing, walking and golfing in his free time. He especially enjoyed teaching his daughters and grandchildren to play golf. He was a longtime member of the Concord Country Club and Beaver Meadow Golf Course.
Roger attended Concord Business College, Tufts University and UNH, graduating with degrees in Business and Accounting. He served during WW II in the U.S. Navy, in the Philippines. Roger took great pride in his career managing the Endicott Hotel, the Queen City Motel, and from its inception until his retirement, the Brick Tower Motel. He served for many years on the boards of the NH Hotel + Motel Assn., NH BC-BS, and Beaver Meadow Village Assn. He was an active member of the Bow Rotary until he retired to spend winters in Tucson, Ariz. where he golfed, met new friends and shared desert adventures.
Roger had a very positive attitude toward life and loved people. He could always start up a conversation with anyone.
Roger was pre-deceased by his wife of over 60 yrs, Margaret (Lessels) Guilmette in 2010; and by his brother Carroll Guilmette. He will be greatly missed by his family: daughters, Jane Guilmette and husband Dan Ellison of Concord and Joyce Shaw and husband, John of No. Andover, Mass.; grandchildren: Jeanne Moran of Concord, Corey Ellison of Tucson, Ariz., Tom Boisvert of Canterbury, Jessica Horkan of Andover, Mass., Melanie Roller of Arlington, Va., Philip Shaw of New York City, and Peter Shaw of Conshohocken, Pa.; three brothers, numerous nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren.
Roger was grateful for the excellent care and attention he received at Presidential Oaks and for the past three years, at NH Veterans' Home, Hannah Dustin Unit.
A service for family and friends will be held Saturday, March 2, at 11 a.m., at South Congregational Church in Concord.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to: NH Veterans' Home, Activities Dept, Life Enhancement Dementia Unit, 139 Winter St, Tilton, NH 03276.
Published in The Concord Monitor on Feb. 13, 2013