Richard A. Guilmette

Richard A. Guilmette, 79, of Hudson, passed away Tuesday afternoon, January 8, 2019.

Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, he was a son of the late Oliver and Dorothy (Brooks) Guilmette. Richard was a graduate of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Fall River and served with the Air Force during the Vietnam War. After his military service, he furthered his education at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

Richard began his career in electronics with the former Sanders Associates in Nashua, then at Agfa Corporation of Wilmington, MA and later at Andover Controls of Andover, MA.

A resident of Hudson for the past 48 years, Mr. Guilmette previously made his home in Fall River, MA and Virginia. He taught genealogy at Rivier University in Nashua and served on the Board of Directors of the Manchester Genealogical Society. In his leisure time, Richard enjoyed scuba diving, hiking and mountain climbing. He also played guitar and the mandolin and loved Blue Grass music.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Louise (Manahan) Guilmette, whom he married on May 5, 1962; three sons, Gary Guilmette and his wife Beth, Brian Guilmette and his wife Song, and Dennis Guilmette; five grandchildren, David, Audrey, Megan, Amanda and Jennifer; five great-grandchildren, Joshua, Charlotte, Jonah, Joel and Adrien; two brothers, Paul Guilmette and Frank Guilmette; two sisters, Janet Brewer and Diane Roxburgh; also many nieces and nephews.

Per his wishes, there are no calling hours or services. Donations may be made in his memory to the Manchester Genealogical Society, 4 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03103.

Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE, 18 Lock Street, Nashua. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com.