Obituary of James Guay – Green Bay Press-Gazette
Green Bay – James (Jim) Stephen Guay was born on February 28, 1956, the eighth of ten children born to John and Verna (Cady) Guay, in Menominee, Michigan. He attended St. Mary’s Elementary School in Peshtigo and graduated from Marinette Catholic Central High School in 1974. Jim attended St. Norbert College, where he met his true love, Terry Flanigan. Jim graduated from St. Norbert in 1978, Jim and Terry married in 1980.
Jim worked at North Central (Republic) Airlines, Public Service Corporation, and retired from the Kewaunee Nuclear Generating Station in 2000.
Jim enjoyed reading, writing, bird watching and talking to his family, all while enjoying the simple pleasures in life. Jim believed that every day was a gift, and as long as Terry was with him, life was a blessing.
Despite experiencing a lifetime of health issues, Jim taught us to love our family dearly, to always be kind and inclusive, to always go the extra mile to succeed, and when life gets tough, to keep going. moving forward. Jim is finally at peace and will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Jim’s deep faith gave him strength throughout his life and comfort in his final days.
Jim is survived by his wife, Terry (Flanigan), daughter Emily (Guay) Aluia (husband Derek Aluia, son Mason (11) and daughter Avonlea (8), son Dr Evan Guay (wife Jacqueline Carroll, son Desmond (20 months) and son Declan (14 days), as well as his siblings John (Sandra) Guay, Janet Ristau, Jean Ann Miller, Judy Miller, Jayne (Greg) Benesh, Jodie (Brad) Lemke, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jim was predeceased by his parents, John and Verna Guay, his sister Jill Davis, and his brothers Jeff and Joel Guay.
Jim’s family would like to thank the staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Unity Hospice for their kindness. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund was established in Jim’s name. Jim would encourage everyone to express their love with their family when, how and where they can.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 23, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N Webster Avenue, De Pere. A Christian Burial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 3425 Willow Rd. Green Bay, WI 54311 with Father Dennis Ryan officiating. There will be no visitation before Mass. Cotter Funeral and Cremation Care helps the family.
Posted on February 21, 2022
Published in the Green Bay Press Gazette