Guyette, Leonard N. TROY Leonard N. Guyette, 92, passed into eternal rest early Monday morning, January 14, 2013 with his loving family by his side. Born in Green Island, he was the son of the late Leonard N. Guyette and Margaret Hutchison Guyette and beloved husband of 70 years to Rita Mahoney Guyette of Lansingburgh. Raised and educated in Troy he attended Troy schools and later served his country in the U.S. Army. He received a Bronze Star for running ammunition through enemy lines during World War II. Leonard worked for the Ford Motor Co. for 18 years, retiring in 1983. He previously worked at the former Cluett Peabody & Co. for 15 years. He and his wife Rita, traveled to Ireland, Hawaii and many other wonderful destinations, but found themselves every winter for 33 years at St. Petersburgh Beach, Fla. Summers were blissfully passed at Stone Bridge, their summer home. Leonard was a man of faith, he gave thanks to God everyday, for his many blessing. He was a communicant of St. Augustine's Church, Lansingburgh. Survivors in addition to his wife, Rita, include two daughters, Colleen McDermott of Conn., Linda E. Gutta (Peter) of East Greenbush; a son, Paul L. Guyette (Pamela) of N.H.; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter, a sister, Katie Hansbury of Troy; a brother, David Guyette (Kay) of Troy and several nieces and nephews. Leonard was predeceased by his sister, Marion Kane. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 17, 1013 from the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine's Church, Lansingburgh. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Troy. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations to St. Augustine's Church, 25 115th Street, Troy, NY 12182 in Leonard's name would be appreciated. To light a candle and offer words of condolence visit mcloughlilnmason.com
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Published in Albany Times Union on Jan. 15, 2013