William J. Guevin
1941 – 2021
Springfield- William “Bill” J. Guevin, 80, passed into eternal rest at home peacefully surrounded by his family.
Bill was born in Burlington VT to the late Louis H. and Alice V. (Kirby) Guevin. They moved and settled in West Springfield MA, where Bill attended school.
Bill enlisted into the United States Army in 1959, where he attended basic training at Ft. Dix NJ, then spent time in Germany as an M.P. When he returned he was a member of the Old Guard as a Sentinel for the Unknown Soldier. Leaving the army in 1962 to pursue his work career. After working several jobs, he started working for the Town of West Springfield with the DPW. He then achieved getting his Class I License and began his career as a Tractor Trailer Driver for the USPS. Due to injury, he became a teacher for NETTTS and helped many students attain their Class I. Over the years he worked many jobs, sometimes two or three, to provide for his family so they would not go without. Bill was a strong, hard-working man with tremendous pride.
In Bill’s younger years he enjoyed fishing and watching wrestling and candlepin bowling. He was a fan of the NY Yankees, NY Giants, Boston Bruins and LA Lakers.
Bill leaves behind his loving and caring wife of 57 years Kathleen P. (Savage) Guevin, his son Robert T. Guevin and his fiancé Christine, daughters Victoria F. Guevin, Debra J. (Guevin) Mason, Cynthia A. (Guevin) Theriault and her husband Scott, grandchildren William Mason, Patricia Mason, Tammariah Guevin, Kailee Guevin, Martin Guevin, Scott Theriault, Jr. and his wife Chelsea, Kiara Theriault and Hope Guevin. Bill was predeceased by his grandson Daniel in 1991.
He leaves his great-grandchildren Sophia, Kylie, Jaxson, Ellie, Emmett, Levi and Landon, two brothers Robert R. Guevin and his wife Barbara and Louis H. Guevin and his wife Patricia, Brother-in-law Ahmad A. Zebian and Sister-in-law Ellen (Savage) Gillman and her husband Mark m any nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Bill was predeceased by his father in 1983 and his mother in 2012, as well as in-laws Martin P. and Lucy F. Savage, sister-in-law Elizabeth (Savage) Zebian, Brother-in-law Thomas P. Savage
Bill’s family would like to give a special thanks and appreciation to Dr. Geoffrion and nursing staff of Med. Surg. At Baystate Wing, Diane Gauthier of Baystate Hospice, Chantelle Francis of Prime Home Health Care who was exceptional to him.
Bill will be laid to rest with full military honors at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Agawam at 9:00am on Thursday April 22, 2021.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bill’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Rd., Suite 200, Framingham MA 01701 or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701. To leave a message of online condolence or for more information, visit www.forastiere.com.
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