SPENCER, Mass. - Shirley F. (Houston) Guimond, 87, of Spencer died Wednesday, Aug. 22 in Shrewsbury. Her husband of 50 years, Roy A. Guimond died in 1999.
She leaves two sons, Roy T. Guimond and his wife, Claudette of Shrewsbury, and Thomas J. Guimond of Boylston; her daughter, Marianne E. Balyk and her husband, Joseph of Holden; a brother, William Houston of Lakewood, CO; five grandchildren, Jessica O’Neil, Sarah Guimond, Brett, Matthew and Bryan Balyk; two great-grandsons, Bela Sullivan and Tyler Balyk.
She was born in Worcester, the youngest of 14 children, to Arthur and Elizabeth (Beswick) Houston. Mrs. Guimond at one time worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance and later as a secretary for Tully Insurance. She was a member of Mary Queen of the Rosary Parish and knitted many items for the church’s bazaars; and enjoyed Senior Center functions as well as playing Bingo.
Her funeral is Friday, August 24 from O'Connor Brothers Funeral Home, 592 Park Avenue with a Mass at Noon in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 7 Church Street, Spencer. Burial will follow in Mary, Queen of the Rosary Cemetery in Spencer. Calling hours are from 9:30 until 11:30 the morning of the funeral in the funeral home.
Please make memorial contributions to Salesion Missionaries, 2 Lefevre Lane, New Rochelle, NY 10801.