Many civic accomplishments and volunteer positions
Published in the October 1, 2015 edition
She was born April 26, 1929 in Lewiston, Maine to Berthe (Lebel) and Gustave Bilodeau. GiGi was the beloved wife and married 46 years to the late Louis P. Guilmette. She relocated with her husband to Sarasota, Fla. from the Lewiston/Auburn area in 1993 and moved to Reading to be close to family in 2009.
A Lewiston High School graduate with the class of 1946, she went on to the Auburn Maine School of Commerce, in addition to completing courses from the University of Maine. For many years GiGi was a licensed real estate broker for Century 21 Guilmette Realty followed by Millett-Potvin Realty. In Sarasota, Fla. she worked for 13 years as an administrative assistant at Sarasota Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
GiGi’s civic accomplishments included voluntary positions with the Red Cross, the United Way of Androscoggin County and the YWCA. She also served as a past president and former trustee of Central Maine Medical Center and was an active member of Maine Healthcare Associates in addition to being a life member of the Patronesses of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and the Woman’s Hospital Association at CMMC. She is survived by her children Michele Kane and her husband Thomas of Reading and Marc Guilmette of North Reading; four cherished grandchildren Darcy, Wesley, Matthew and Timothy, and one great–grandchild Bailey. She is also survived by her sisters Gabrielle Young and her husband Richard of Needham and Theresa Pratt of Surprise, Ariz., in addition to two nieces and one nephew.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Church, 186 Woburn St. in Reading. Burial will follow at St. Charles Cemetery, Dover, N.H. Donations may be made in GiGi’s memory to Peter Sanborn Place, 50 Baystate Rd., Reading MA 01867.