Constance (Thibodeau) Guiggey

February 4, 2021

Constance (Thibodeau) Guiggey

Constance (Thibodeau) Guiggey – of Woburn, peacefully, February 4th at the age of ninety-four. Beloved wife of John Guiggey. Cherished mother of Debra Turner, her husband Steve, John Guiggey, his wife Judy, Elizabeth Komisarek, her husband John, and Jeff Guiggey, his wife Patty. Dear sister of Ann Ruffing, her husband John, the late Bette Wehr, her husband Lou, Carmen Alm, her husband Ross, Phil Thibodeau, Bob Thibodeau, his wife Beverly. Sister-in-law of Robert Guiggey, his wife Gloria, Fran Thibodeau, and the late Rowena Johnson, her husband Herb. Adored grandmother of Jamie Turner, Alison Giardina, her husband Derek, Dan Guiggey, and Isabella Guiggey. Loving great-grandmother of Juliana and Madelyn Giardina. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery: 37 Lombard Rd, Caribou, ME 04736. All services are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

Constance (“Connie”) Guiggey passed away peacefully at home on the morning of Thursday, February 4th at 94 years of age. She was the loving wife of John (“Jack”) Guiggey for 69 years.
Connie grew up in Caribou, Maine, the eldest daughter of Leo and Beatrice (Vermette) Thibodeau. She enjoyed sharing childhood memories with her family, including picking potatoes, milking cows, and riding in a horse-drawn sled to a one room schoolhouse in the winter.
In 1950 Connie took a job at Maine Public Service, where she met her husband-to-be, Jack. After marrying in 1951, Jack joined the Marines and the two set off to Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois before transferring to MCRD San Diego, California. After Jack’s military service, Connie and Jack bought their first home in Woburn, where they raised their four children. Over the years, the couple moved to Nashua, NH and Camp Hill, PA before retiring to Woburn to be close to family. Through her travels, Connie made many life-long friends that she kept in touch with throughout the years.
Connie was an impeccable homemaker, who loved gardening and entertaining friends and family with home-cooked meals and desserts; a meal was never complete without something sweet for dessert! Connie loved sending and receiving mail and never forgot anyone’s birthday or special occasion. She was the “queen mum” who loved family get togethers and Thibodeau family reunions. She rarely deviated from her daily routine, which included watching her 12:30 soap opera and playing her 4 o’clock Scrabble game with Jack – the last of which she proudly won!
Connie will be greatly missed for her witty sense of humor, caring, and loving spirit. Although she frequently stated that she was so lucky to be surrounded by wonderful family and friends, it is we who are truly the lucky ones.
Beloved wife of John Guiggey. Cherished mother of Debra Turner, her husband Steve of Woburn, John Guiggey, his wife Judy of Rochester, NY, Elizabeth Komisarek, her husband John of Exeter, NH, and Jeff Guiggey, his wife Patty of North Dartmouth, MA. Dear sister of Ann Ruffing, her husband John of Sarasota, FL. Sister-in-law of Robert Guiggey, his wife Gloria of Melbourne, FL, and Fran Thibodeau of Kirkwood, MO. Adored grandmother of Jamie Turner, Alison Giardina, her husband Derek, Dan Guiggey, and Isabella Guiggey. Loving great-grandmother (“GG Connie”) of Juliana and Madelyn Giardina. Predeceased by her siblings: Bette Wehr, her husband Lou, Carmen Alm, her husband Ross, Phil Thibodeau, Bob Thibodeau, his wife Beverly, and sister-in-law Rowena Johnson, her husband Herb. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery: 37 Lombard Rd, Caribou, ME 04736.

All services are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. Dawne Guay (Oldford)

    To the Guiggey family…… just found out today that Connie has passed. We’re all saddened by this news. She was a Great friend to our mom. Sending prayers to her and the family.

  2. Claudia Oldford Prendergast

    The Guiggey Family,

    I am so sad to hear about Connie’s passing. She was such a classy woman – so elegant, considerate and pleasant – a real gem! Connie and my mom had a special friendship that I know my mom really treasured. I will miss Connie’s “newsy” holiday cards and photos. She was a great note writer and I loved her handwriting. I know you will all miss her greatly and my heart goes out to you.

  3. JACK… SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. CONNIE IS NOT GONE, SHE HAS RELOCATED TO THE GREAT PLACE LEAVING PRECIOUS
    FOR ALL OF US GOD BLESS… BOB

  4. Charlie Culhane

    Guiggey family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    Charlie Culhane

  5. The Guiggey Family was one of my favorite childhood neighbors and I will always hold a special memory of gatherings on the back porch of Mandy Lane.

    Heaven was just blessed with the kindest, sweetest angel…

  6. Connie and I were best friends from 1953 when first we met in Woburn. Our families merged on every possible occasion and the memories are plentiful. I am comforted by Connie’s peaceful death at home. She will always be remembered with great fondness.

  7. Aunt Connie-
    I’ll always remember the whoopie pies that you used to make and our several visits at the Galley Hatch enjoying catching up and of course, eyeballing the chocolate desserts in the display cases.
    I’ll miss your newsy birthday and Christmas cards and your sharp mind of remembering people’s ages.
    I’ll always love and miss you but I know that you are no longer in pain and that you’re having the time of your life with Gram T., and Gram G., and the rest of your siblings.
    I love you now and forever, Adam

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