CORINNA - Alice Jane Guay, 62, died November 24, 2015, at a Pittsfield hospital after a long illness.
She was born August 29, 1953, in Dexter, the daughter of William and Helen (Mullins) Buckland. She attended Corinna Union Academy and graduated from Nokomis Regional High, Class of 1971. Alice received a Junior Accounting Degree from Beal's College in Bangor. She married John Guay on June 11, 1982.
Alice was the billing clerk at Eastland Woolen Mill from 1972 to 1996 and served as administrative assistant to the superintendent of RSU 19 from 1999-2015. She was a member of the Pittsfield Bowling League, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the National Honor Society, and a past member of the Order of The Eastern Star. She also taught Sunday school at the Corinna United Methodist Church for a number of years.
Alice did not see herself as a courageous person. She felt she was no different than a person with diabetes, a physical handicap or a mental illness. "We all just do what we have to do to get by and live our lives." She always put others needs ahead of hers and was kind and cheerful with all the people she had contact with.
In addition to her husband of Corinna, Alice is survived by her father William "T-Bob" Buckland and partner Christine Kelly of Palmyra and Florida; a son Matt Guay of Corinna; "Grammie's Boy," Seth Guay of Exeter; 3 brothers, William "Bud" of Portland, Keith of E. Machias, and Gregg and wife Pam Buckland of Detroit; many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Alice is also survived by a dear friend Alden Bolstridge. Alice was predeceased by her mother; and a brother, James Buckland.
A casual reception and time of remembrance will begin at 1 P. M. Tuesday, December 1st, at the Corinna American Legion Hall with all ages, young and old welcome. Private committal services will be at the family lot, Morse's Corner Cemetery, Corinna. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, Corinna. In lieu of flowers, Alice requested that memorial donations be made to the Alice Guay Memorial Fund, c/o Skowhegan Savings Bank, 83 Church Street, Dexter, ME 04930. The funds will be used for the Dacano Arno Fund at the Tri-County Technical Center, and for an education fund for "Grammie's boy" Seth.
Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com