Peabody — Maurice H. Guilbault, age 91, of Peabody, died unexpectedly, Sunday, October 7 at Salem Hospital / NSMC. He was the husband of the late Charlotte G. (Fury) Guilbault.
Born in St. Hyacinth, PQ, Canada, and raised in Salem, he was the son of the late Donat and Amanda (Laporte) Guilbault. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific with the Army. Following his tour of duty he returned to Salem and worked for Berube Painting Contractors in Salem. In 1951 he began working in Security for Sylvania at the Loring Ave. facility and retired as foreman of maintenance in 1982.
Maurice was an accomplished musician who played guitar, piano, accordion and trumpet. He was an avid golfer, great dancer and champion bowler who bowled on several leagues. Maurice especially enjoyed theater and dining out with many friends, especially his breakfast club buddies.
He is survived by three sons, Rick L. Guilbault and his wife Josephine of Salem, Gary L Blais and his wife Debbie of Hollywood, Fla., David L. Blais and his wife Alicia of Braintree; two daughters, Valerie Cole and her husband Robert of Beverly, Linda L. Morningstar of Ft. Myers, Fla.; a brother, Roger Guilbault and his wife Clara of Georgetown; 11 grandchildren, Christopher, Tracy, Jeffery, Eric, Aaron, Kristan, Merideth, Leah, Michael, Peter and Caitlin, as well as many nieces and nephews and his significant others, Arthur and Charlotte. He was predeceased by his daughter, Maureen Moffatt, and four sisters, Rita Guilbault, Doris Budesky, Terry Kelley and Lorraine Cassie.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to gather on Friday at 9 a.m. at the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette St., Salem [Rte. 114 / 1A] Salem, to be followed by his funeral Mass in St. James Church, Federal St., Salem, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For additional information and guest book, please visit www.LevesqueFunerals.com