Camille R. “Cam” Guilbert – Woonsocket

Camille R. “Cam” Guilbert – Woonsocket

Camille R. “Cam” Guilbert, 85, of Woonsocket died Sunday, April 7, 2019, at home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Helen D. (Rypysc) Guilbert. They were married on September 29, 1956.

Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Edgar and Flore (Gibeau) Guilbert. He was a lifelong resident of the city and a graduate of Mt. St. Charles Academy Class of 1950.

Mr. Guilbet worked at the Whitins Machine Works as a plant manager for many years and was later employed at TACO Industries Inc. as a production supervisor before retiring in 1999.

Cam was a longtime active communicant of Precious Blood Parish. He was a volunteer for many parish activities including “head prep chef” at Bingo, helping with the flea market and serving as an usher. He was a member of the Woonsocket Knights of Columbus Council #113 and was a blood donor for many years. Cam enjoyed the outdoors by way of gardening, fishing and camping. Some of the best memories are of sharing his favorite vacation spot with extended family and friends at his “summer refuge” in Wells, Maine.

Cam’s true legacy is his love for his family. He will be remembered as a devoted husband and father and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant the world to him. A kind and quiet gentleman, Cam was a true friend to all who knew him and his smile could instantly brighten up anyone’s day.

In addition to his wife of 62 years, his is survived by three sons Edmond “Eddie” Guilbert (Jeanne) of Glendale, Christopher “Chris” Guilbert (Kelly) of Woonsocket, and John Guilbert (Kerri Emidy) of Scituate, and three daughters Judith “Judy” Gravel (Ronald) and Therese “Terry” Berard (Michael) all of Woonsocket, and Patricia “Patty” Christiansen (Steven) of Tennessee. He was the brother of Doris Barthelemy, Adrienne Johnson and Germaine Lefebvre and the late Paul Guilbert, Alice Bissonnette and Henriette Beaulieu. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and their families.

His funeral will be Saturday, April 13 at 9 a.m. from the Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home, 127 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in Precious Blood Church, Carrington Ave., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Bellingham, Mass. Visiting hours are Friday, April 12, from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Precious Blood Parish c/o Parish Office, 34 Joffre Ave., Woonsocket, RI. 02895.

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