SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Guy Lajeunesse, 51, of South Berwick, formerly of Biddeford, died peacefully on May 4, 2012, in Dover, N.H. following a courageous battle with brain cancer.
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He was born in Biddeford on Sept. 29, 1960, son of Raymond and Jacqueline (Mailhot) Lajeunesse. Guy was a 1978 graduate of Biddeford High School, and went on to complete his undergraduate studies at Plymouth State and later earned his Masters of Science degree in Physical Education from the University of New Hampshire.
Guy began his career in 1982 as a teacher and assistant football coach at Massabesic High School. In 1984, he left Massabesic to teach physical education and become the Head Football Coach at Traip Academy, in Kittery. After three years, Guy took on the role of athletic director in addition to continuing as head football coach. In 1993, Guy accepted a teaching position at Marshwood High School in Eliot and became the Head Football Coach of the Hawks. He had several successful seasons and in 1996 he was selected as the Class A Head Football Coach of the Year. After seven years, Guy stepped down as head coach and accepted an assistant football coaching position with the Noble Knights before returning to the Marshwood football program in 2005, receiving the Class A Assistant Football Coach of the Year in 2005.
Throughout his professional career, Guy was a well respected official in both baseball and basketball and an active member of the Western Maine Baseball Officials' Board and the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials. He was often selected by coaches to be assigned to officiate state tournament games.
On July 29, 1990, Guy married June Dammer on Long Island, N.Y. Guy and June have two sons, Kyle and Peter. Guy was a devoted husband and father. He coached his sons in Little League Baseball for many years and was part of the 2005 coaching staff that took a team, including his son, Peter, to Cooperstown, N.Y. to compete in the Little League World Series. Guy was an avid fan of hockey, closely following the University of New Hampshire Wildcats, but he most enjoyed watching his sons Kyle and Peter play. Guy could always be found along the glass in whatever New England rink Kyle and Peter were playing.
Guy was predeceased by his parents.
He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, June Lajeunesse and their two sons, Kyle and Peter Lajeunesse, all of South Berwick; two brothers, Brian Lajeunesse and his wife Cindy of Biddeford, and James Lajeunesse and his wife Kathleen of Goffstown, N.H.; mother-in-law, Meryl Dammer of Setauket, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews
Visiting Hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May, 11, 2012 at Hope Memorial Chapel. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph Church in Biddeford. Burial will be in private and at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, Maine 04005.
In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be made to: The Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, Mass. 02284-9168 or Juvenile Diabetes Research Association, 26 Broadway, New York, NY 10004. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.
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Published in Fosters from May 9 to May 10, 2012