Philip D. Guerrette

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Philip D. Guerrette

May 09, 1937 - January 21, 2019

Presque Isle - Philip D. Guerrette, 81, devoted husband, father and grandfather, passed away on January 21, 2019, in Presque Isle, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Presque Isle on March 9, 1937, the son of Peter and Corina (Martin) Guerrette.
Always with a smile on his face or a joke to tell, Phil loved to tease those he loved most. He graduated in 1957 from Presque Isle High School, was a life-time member of the Presque Isle Fish & Game Club and a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2524.
Phil owned and operated his family's neighborhood, corner store for 45 years, Guerrette's Market, where he made life-long friends of his regular patrons. An avid basketball fan, Phil enjoyed watching the Presque Isle Wildcats' basketball games with his brother Nelson, especially the years his granddaughter, Chandler, and grandson, Griffin, played. Phil also enjoyed playing cards and going out for coffee with the guys.
Phil is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kay (Murchison); a daughter, Rena Bell and her husband, Stephen of Presque Isle; his sons, Bruce Guerrette and his wife, Sherri of Mapleton, Scott Guerrette and his wife, Kim of Lyman, Maine, Shawn Guerrette and his fiancée, Holly Maddox of Sanford, Maine, and a son-in-law, Will Haskell, also of Sanford.
One of 15 children, Phil is also survived by a brother, Nelson Guerrette and his wife, Carmella of Presque Isle; sisters, Corinne Levesque and her husband, Alphonse of Caribou, and Edna Albert and her husband, Camille of Sebago, Maine; and sisters-in-law, Marion Guerrette of Presque Isle and Velma Lovelette of Raymond, Maine. Phil also leaves behind several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many more in his extended family.
In addition to his parents, Phil was predeceased by his daughter, Kim (Guerrette) Haskell; his brothers, Wilfred, Peter, Paul, Reno and Carl and his sisters, Angelina (Powers), Gloria (St. Peter), Lorraine (Tardy), Annie (Drost), Marlene (Forbes) and Arlene (Elliot).
Friends may call on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Parish of the Precious Blood St. Mary's Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m., Father Dave Raymond officiating, with a reception to follow at the K of C. A spring interment will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Presque Isle. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to C.A.N.C.E.R, P.O. Box 811, Presque Isle, ME 04769.
Published on January 23, 2019
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6 posts

roland ledvasseur
Jan 26, 2019
my condolences to the family
Bill Dunlavey & Sandra Carter
Jan 24, 2019
Kay and all the Guerrette family. Please accept our sincere condolences for the lose of Phil. Such a great guy who knew everyone and always had a big smile on his face. He will surely be missed by all of his family and friends that he's made over the years. I enjoyed being his banker for a number of years and a friend for most of our lives. May God Bless you Kay and all of the family.
Bill and Helen Hause
Jan 24, 2019
Kay - we're so sorry to hear of Phil's passing. May all the warm memories of your lives together bring you comfort. You're in our prayers.
Marge Buck Seiler Oakfield, Me
Jan 24, 2019
Kay, Sorry to hear of Philip's death. May the many years you spent together sustain you as you and the family mourn his death. Keep those memories that you cherish in your heart help you and the family in your sorrow. God be with you. Marjorie Buck
seiler Oakfield, Maine
Debbie Rideout
Jan 23, 2019
My dear friend, Kay, and family,
I am so sad to hear of your loss. I enjoyed visiting with Phil and seeing that wonderful smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mark Deeves
Jan 23, 2019
To Kay, and to Scott, and the entire family, I wish to extend my sincere condolences. Growing up just up the road from Guerrette's Market was memorable for many reasons, and certainly one of them was to get to know Phil. No one could ask for a kinder,more generous man, and quick with a joke, too; he will be missed and fondly remembered by so many.