Shirley A. Guinard

  • Born: September 23, 1936
  • Died: August 13, 2020
  • Location: Andover, New Hampshire

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Boscawen , NH 03303
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Shirley Ann Guinard, 83, passed away on August 13, 2020, at her daughter's home in Andover, NH. Shirley was at home with hospice care for the final two weeks of her life. Hand in hand with her daughter, Debra and Step-grandson, Ray Kelso, along with their Beloved dog, Little Bear, Shirley was comforted during her journey across the bridge.

Shirley was born in Concord, NH September 23, 1936 to Harry and Ruth (Swanson) Welch. She lived her early life in Gorham, Maine, until she came back to Penacook, where she met and married Donald Guinard.

Shirley grew up the youngest of 11 children and worked in several of her parents' businesses, scattered throughout southern Maine, NH and VT. As a young girl, she rode with her mother and delivered flyers advertising next week's movies. Later she worked at Thirty Pines, another Landmark established and operated by her parents. She enjoyed time with her family, baking, snowmobiling, riding her scooter, entertaining her card buddies, and keeping the books for the family business.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her loving husband and all 10 of her siblings. She leaves behind her son, Donald H. Guinard Jr.; her daughter, Debra Ann Guinard; her second daughter, Patricia Westgate; her daughter-in-law, Nancy Guinard; her granddaughter, Jennifer Anderson and her husband Zach; her grandson Brian Guinard and his wife Katie; her step-grandson, Ray Kelso; and her great grandchildren, Dylan Taylor Guinard, and Devin and Baxter Guinard.
Shirley will be laid to rest beside Donald in a committal service to be held at 1:30pm Thursday, August 20th at Woodlawn Cemetery on Village Street in Penacook. Friends or family members who may find it difficult to attend, or who would be uncomfortable attending for any reason, are encouraged to stay home and instead observe a moment of quiet reflection. Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium is assisting the family with arrangements.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was a child when I knew Mrs. Guinard, living with my parents and sister two doors down from the Guinard residence on Pine Street in Penacook. I sometimes played with her son Donny; he and I alternated being friends and enemies, as kids often do. I remember Shirley (I somehow still want to call her "Mrs. Guinard" even though I'm now age 69 because it seems more respectful) as being friendly, good natured, and a good neighbor. As an side, Thirty Pines was one of my favorite childhood places to go with my dad. I never knew that Shirley's parents founded it. My condolences to members of her family. She was a nice woman.

Posted by Robert Leonard - Neighbor   April 26, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Shirley has been a good friend of mine for many years. A sweet and loving woman. Devoted to her family and friends. She will be missed.

Posted by Susan Maples - Pembroke, NH - Family Friend   August 20, 2020

Shirley was such a kind and generous person the likes of which are so rare, God Bless you Shirley and my sincerest condolences to Deb, Don and her complete family

Posted by joe cabral    August 20, 2020

She had a contagious laugh and always welcomed everyone. She will be missed and not forgotten.

Posted by Kathy Stefanides - Marco Island, FL - Family Friend   August 19, 2020

Deb and family. I am sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. She is another guardian angel looking over you and family.

Posted by Robin Hoyt - Neighbor   August 19, 2020

I met Shirley when she was in my high school class. She is remembered for her contagious laughter--she always had a beautiful smile. Years later when I would meet her in town she would always invite me to join in playing cards but I never made it. She just enjoyed life to the fullest so was fun to be with. My heart goes out to Deb and Don for the loss of their mom as they, too, are good people. The class of 1956 , Penacook High School, extends our sympathy at this sad time, she will be missed. God Bless, Shirley.

Posted by elaine LAVERY - BOSCAWEN, NH - Classmate   August 19, 2020


My memories of Aunt Shirley go way back my Grammie Hirtle would take myself and my cousin Pam over there all the time especially in the summer to swim , we spent a lot of time there as little girls . Best memories ever xoxoxo Andi

Posted by Andrea Audet - Weare, NH - Family   August 18, 2020

Shirley was an amazing wife, mother and Grandmother . She was a woman I admired as a child . She was so kind hearted and friendly.
As a child I was BFFs with her granddaughter Jennifer. We spent many summer days out in her back yard enjoying the pool, family gathering and cook outs. Those were some of the best days I can remember of my childhood. To the Guinard family thank you for sharing those moments of such an amazing woman with me durning part of my childhood. I am truely sorry for your loss of a loved one . May you rest in Peace Shirley

Posted by Bobbiejo Downs - Hooksett, NH - Acquaintance   August 18, 2020

Shirley was a sweet person to talk with . I enjoyed her company when ever we were together .She will be missed .

Posted by Carol Thornton - Canterbury, NH - Friend   August 18, 2020

We will always remember Shirley for her infectious laugh,and her love for a good card game. She was the last of her generation, and will be missed.
Susan ( Welch) Killam, and husband Jon

Posted by Susan (Welch ) Killam - Bristol, NH - Family   August 18, 2020

Shirley was a wonderful and true friend. We had tons of fun. And she would say "its five o`clock somewhere"

Posted by Joyce Courser - Friend   August 18, 2020

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