Don A. Guinan

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Don A. Guinan, M.D., 91, of Manchester, the husband of Patricia (Hayes) Guinan, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.

Born in Northampton, Mass., Oct. 24, 1922, he was the son of the late William F. and Carolyn (Goodwin) Guinan. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served as a hospital corpsman during World War II at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, N.H., and as chief medical officer Destroyer Division 12 during the Korean War. He graduated from Deerfield Academy, received his Bachelor of Science from Brown University in 1945, was a member of the National Fraternity of Alpha Delta Phi and was a 1948 graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and was a member of the Nu Sigma Nu Medical Fraternity. He was also a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Elizabeth Martin, and her husband, Tim, Don Guinan Jr., and his wife, Joanna, William Patrick Guinan, Patricia Vicki, and her husband, Al, John Guinan, and his wife, Mary; and his daughter-in-law, Brigid Guinan all of Manchester; his grandchildren, Becky, Liz, Callum, Ella, Billy, Nathan, Bruce, Cadi, James, Sera, Colleen, and Maggie; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Bruce D. Guinan; and his brother, William F. Guinan.

Funeral service will be private.

The John F. Tierney Funeral Home, Manchester, has care of the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the , 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311.

For online condolences please visit

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John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040-4857
(860) 643-1222
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 29 to Feb. 3, 2014
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