WINDSOR-Garfield “Guy” H. Peaslee, 92, died on June 30, 2021 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family. He is now resting peacefully in his Heavenly Home with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born July 2, 1928, the oldest of eight children of George and Gwendolyn (Suitter) Peaslee.
Guy was born in Augusta, grew up in Windsor and attended Cony High School. On September 1, 1951, he fell in love and married Mary Ellen Hold, a graduate of Erskine Academy, South China. The two settled in Windsor, raising their two daughters, Jenny and Beverley. Guy was employed as a locksmith and foreman carpenter at Augusta Mental Health Institute for 22 years. Hobbies included farming, camping, hunting and woodworking. He loved working with Maine grown trees, white pine, oak and cherry in particular that grew on his property. He made custom kitchen cabinets to tables, picture frames and small kicknacks. He was a member of the Maine State Grange, Maine State Employees Association, and was a strong supporter of the Historic Pittston Farm. A man of deep faith, he was also a member of the North Windsor Baptist Church and Penney Memorial United Baptist Church in Augusta where he enjoyed volunteering on various boards.
Guy was a generous man in giving of his time and efforts not only to his family, but strangers as well. He, along with his wife, Mary Ellen were devoted sponsors for many individuals in AA and Al-Anon. In retirement, Guy and Mary Ellen enjoyed traveling and in the last few years with the help of daughter, Jenny, and son in law, Bob, were pleased to be “Snowbirds” in Clermont, Florida and Windsor, Maine the rest of the year.
He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer S. Mills and husband Robert, and Beverley A. Michaud; three grandchildren, Garfield Mills and wife Jeni, Ira Michaud and wife Kristen, and Amber Michaud; ten great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; siblings, Keith Peaslee, Clarence “Hank” Peaslee and wife Lib, Judith Hutchinson and husband Richard, Pamela Gorden, and sister in law Marion Peaslee Casey; as well as countless nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents; his beloved wife of 66 years, Mary Ellen Peaslee; son in law, Wayne Michaud; siblings, Neal Peaslee, Jerry Peaslee, Molly (Peaslee) Van Syckel, sister in law, Joyce Peaslee, Sylvia Peaslee, and brother in law’s Daniel Gorden and Don Van Syckel.
There are no planned visiting hours. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00PM on Sunday, July 18th, at Penney Memorial United Baptist Church, 393 Water Street, Augusta, ME. Burial will take place at Dyer Hill Cemetery in Windsor. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Penney Memorial United Baptist Church, "Memorials Fund" in his honor.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Windsor, ME.