Maria M. Guihan
ANDOVER - Maria M. Bergqvist Guihan, 89, passed away on Oct. 27, 2016, at Rowan Court Nursing Home in Barre, VT. She was born on June 1, 1927, in Andover, VT, to Arthur Villiam Bergqvist and Edla Johanna Pohjonen Bergqvist. Maria grew up in Andover, VT. She graduated from Chester High School in Chester, VT, in 1945. After high school, she travelled around the country and settled in Brooklyn, NY, where she met and married an Irish immigrant named Peter Guihan in 1951. Maria is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Peter W. Guihan, Marian Whitcomb Guihan, of Morrisville, VT; her brother and sister-in-law, Reino W. Bergqvist and Dorothy Bergqvist, of Andover, VT; her grandchildren, Benjamin Liam Michael Guihan, of Providence, RI, and Samuel Whitcomb Guihan, of Morrisville, VT; and her niece, Nicole D. Bergqvist Kann, of Longmont, CO. Maria was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Villiam Bergqvist and Edla Johanna Pohjonen Bergqvist, and her brother, George J. Lehtonen Bergqvist. A celebration of her life is being planned for Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Andover Community Church in Andover, VT, at 11 a.m.
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