Guerrette, Claude C., 84, Washburn; in Washburn, July 28, 2008. Friends may call Wednesday, July 30, 2008 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, Presque Isle. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m., Thursday July 31, 2008 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Washburn. A military committal will be in Crouseville Cemetery, Washburn. Arrangements are in the care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, Presque Isle.
WASHBURN – Claude Conrad Guerrette, 84, died Monday July 28, 2008, at home after a long illness. He was born October 24, 1923, in Madawaska, the son of Irene and Josephine (Dufour) Guerrette.
Claude attended Madawaska School Systems until he was drafted into the Army Air Force and served in WWII. During his service he served in Europe and also in the Philippines as an Army Medic. He worked many years at Presque Isle and Loring Air Forces Bases as a carpenter and retired from the Civil Service. After retiring he worked in Crouseville and Washburn, helping those that wanted his skills. Claude was a loving and caring husband and father raising his family and enjoying the many years with his bride of 61 years. Their family has grown to love many grand and great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents; three brothers, Adrian, Norman, and George Guerrette; two sisters, Leontine Pinette and Rita Lavoie. He is survived by his wife, Cecile (Albert) Guerrette; three sons and three daughters: a son, David Guerrette and his friend Catherine Chapman; his son, Ryan Guerrette and his wife Renee and their children Chase and Neve; a daughter, Helen Merriam and her husband Rodney, their daughters, Laura Merriam and her friend Henry Beaulier and her sons, Jeremy and Taylor Miller; Gayle Martin and her husband Colby, and their daughters, Haley and Shawna; a daughter, Martha Tarr and her husband Randy, and her daughter, Melanie Cullins and her husband Dickie, and their children, Cole and Callie; a son, John Guerrette and his wife Bonnie; a son Louis Guerrette and his friend Julie Bray; a daughter, Alice Pelletier and her daughter Natalie. He is also survived by two brothers, Antoine and Chanel Guerrette and a sister Juliet Cyr.
Relatives and friends may call 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Wed. at the Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2008, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Washburn with Rev. Philip Parent and Rev. Aaron Damboise celebrants. A military committal will be in Crouseville Cemetery, Washburn. Donations may be made in his memory to St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, P.O. 283, Washburn, Maine 04786. Condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.