James J. Guinard

June 3, 2002

U.S. Veteran

US Air Force

Gulf War Veteran

Guinard – in Woburn, June 3rd, James J., beloved son of Paul L. and Evelyn (Franzosa) Guinard of Woburn. Dear brother of Karen M. Maggio of NH and Paul L. Guinard, Jr. and his wife Mary, and David J. Guinard, all of Woburn. Loving uncle of Richard Jason, David, and Andrew Maggio, all of Winchester. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, on Thursday, June 6th, at 10:45 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 11:30. Calling hours Wednesday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the A.L.S. Association, 7 Lincoln Street, Wakefield, MA 01880.

OBITUARY:

James J. Guinard of Woburn passed away at the E.N. Rogers Veterans Memorial Hospital in Bedford on Monday, June 3rd, following a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was forty-three years of age.

Jim was born in Woburn, the son of Paul L. and Evelyn (Franzosa) Guinard of Woburn. He graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1977. He enlisted in the Air Force following his graduation, and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 1991 after serving during the Persian Gulf War and Desert Storm. His tours of duty included service in Korea, the U.S., and England, working in aircraft maintenance for fighter planes..

Following his discharge, he attended New England Culinary School and went on to become a cook at Hanscom Field in Bedford. He was diagnosed with ALS just this past December.

Surviving in addition to his parents, Paul and Evelyn Guinard of Woburn, are a sister, Karen M. Maggio of New Hampshire, and two brothers, Paul L. Guinard and his wife Mary and David J. Guinard, both of Woburn. He also leaves three nephews, Richard Jason, David, and Andrew Maggio, all of Winchester, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, on Thursday, June 6th, at 10:45 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 11:30. Interment will be in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the A.L.S. Association, 7 Lincoln Street, Wakefield, MA 01880.

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