Roberta Margaret (Quigley) Guyette, 59, a longtime resident of Swanzey and formerly of Nelson, passed peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at her home.
Roberta was born the daughter of the late Martha (Stowell) and Terrence Quigley on July 26, 1963, in Keene. She attended Keene High School and later obtained her GED.
She worked at Smith Medical, MPB, and the Keene sentinel for many years upon retiring she actively volunteered at local food pantries.
On December 18, 1998, Roberta exchanged vows with the love of her life, Lee Guyette. They had a simple service in Swanzey with their family and friends surrounding them.
Roberta enjoyed spending time with family and friends above all else, in her younger years you would see her out with her long blonde hair in her 67 Camaro. Later, she became an avid fisherwoman who always caught the biggest bass no matter what her husband Lee says! She enjoyed endless days on the water fishing with her husband Lee and Rob Lee eating sammiches! She also had a love for the outdoors and could often be found on a river bed somewhere camping with Lee and catching fish long into the night! Some of her favorite spots were Cass Pond, Scott Pond and the Connecticut River. You would also find her at many events sporting her favorite T-Rex costume putting smiles on everyone’s face! She had a love for football and was a diehard Patriots fan for many years… until Brady left! She did still watch as she also liked Gronk, just said it wasn’t the same!
Growing up she loved 4-H, drawing horses, baking, cooking, and raising hell with her sisters Vicki and Susan. She attended Munsonville Elementary school where her and her sisters had to walk uphill both ways to get to the bus in the snow with bread bags on their feet so they didn’t get wet (lol that was her favorite story to tell). Her children meant the most to her and she loved attending the Backstreet Boys with her daughter Chrystal and AC/DC with her son Eric and it was EPIC! She also loved her summer trips to Virginia to see her boys Heath and Ed. They showed her new places, introduced her to new friends and took her camping where she loved sitting around the fire listening to Ed play his guitar.
In her not-so-spare time, she would attend many mud bogs and cheer for her family (Melissa, Timmy, Tommy, Dan, Big Adam) and friends (Unless the friends were beating the family). She enjoyed bonfires and dancing around like it was nobody’s business! She also loved going to the softball field to cheer on her many friends. She loved Farmville and Facebook for many years and made lifelong connections with people she considered extended family all over the world! She had a love for animals wild or domestic, she loved her bulldogs, her tortoise Ivanhoe, and her old farm with mini horses and emus! She was larger than life, stubborn as a mule, tough as a bull, and the feistiest smartass you would ever meet, with a vibrant soul, caring heart and a love for all!
Mrs. Guyette is survived by her beloved husband of 24 years, Lee Guyette, her children; Chrystal Rondeau and her partner Brian of Swanzey and their soon-to-be son, Lucas Andrew
Bobbie, Eric Rondeau and his wife Aldijana of Concord, Edwin Guyette of Virginia, Heath Guyette and his wife Hannah of Virginia, and their soon-to-be son, Samuel. Her siblings; Vicki Bidwell and her husband Rick of Troy, Susan Quigley of Sailsbury, NC. Kelly Mckeen of Yarmouth, ME. a sister-in-law Gail Guyette of Swanzey, her nieces and nephews; Melissa Bidwell and her partner Dan Drugg of Fitzwilliam, and their children, Makenzie and Dillon, Timmy Bidwell and his partner Jamie Leigh Webber of Troy, and their children, TJ and Julian, Tommy Bidwell of Troy, Rob Lee and his partner Angelina of Walpole, and their children, Maxwell, Lyra, Damon and Everett, Cory Lounder and his partner Amber of Concord, and their children, Holly Quigley and her partner Pat of Brookline, and their children Terrrence Quigley of Troy, Chad Lounder and his wife Amanda of Oklahoma, and their children, Ashley Lounder Rodriguez and her husband Eddie of New Jersey, Steven Jean and his wife Sabrina of Georgia, and their children, Aunt Deb Lacount of Manchester. Her cousins; Kevin Stowell and his wife Tara of Swanzey, Tammy Stowell of South Carolina, Eugene Spears and his wife Marsha of Winchester, great aunt Patricia and the late Joe Spears of Keene, Lees uncle Carlton Guyette of Swanzey, Life Long friends Barb and Ray Estes of Manchester. She is preceded by her parents Martha and Terrence Quigley, maternal grandparents Martha and Robert Stowell, paternal grandparents Albert and Mildred Quigley, and her mother-in-law Grace Guyette.
Calling hours will be on Saturday, January 21, 2023, in the Cheshire Family Funeral Home from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com.