FRAMINGHAM – Deacon Guy John Spiri, age 87, a longtime resident of Framingham, died peacefully at his home, Friday, July 6, 2018 surrounded by his family.
Born in Herkimer, NY, he was the son of the late Vincenzo and Francesca (Fedele) Spiridigliozzi. He was the devoted husband of 51 years to the late Barbara Anne (Kenna) Spiri who died in 2007.
Guy joined the U.S. Air Force after graduating from high school and served as a Staff Sergeant during the Korean War.
Following his military services, he attended Clarkson College, receiving his Electrical Engineering Degree in 1959.
He began his engineering career at American Optical, and later joined Raytheon Company where he spent 35 years as a Quality Control Manager overseeing Navy and FAA programs.
Guy answered a greater calling and pursued a diaconal vocation. With the support of his wife, he completed studies in the Catholic Diaconate Formation Program and was ordained as a Deacon in 1983. He was very active in the ministry and was a faithful servant to the community. He served as a Deacon at St. Anselm’s Parish in Sudbury and St. Stephen Parish in Framingham.
Later in life, he and his wife Barbara enjoyedtraveling and often spoke fondly of their international trips to places that included Italy, Greece, Israel, Egypt and Ireland.
Guy is survived by his children, Elizabeth Spiri of Framingham, Kelly Spiri and his wife Dawn of Milford, Barbara Spiri of Framingham and Mary West and her husband Jeff of Northbridge. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Ginamarie Spiridigliozzi and her partner Todd Lunter of Bellingham and Cameron Spiri of Long Beach, CA. He was the brother of Angela Small of Herkimer, NY and the uncle to several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Mass on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anselm’s Church, 100 Landham Road in Sudbury.
Burial will follow in St. Stephen Cemetery in Framingham.
Visiting Hours will be held Monday, July 9, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Norton Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517 www.woundedwarriorproject.org
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