Guido “Guy” Janco, Jr., 78, of Windham, NH and Hampton Beach, NH, passed away July 18, 2019 after a short, but courageous battle with cancer.
Guy was predeceased by his parents, Guido, Sr. and Angelina (Nitto) Janco.
Guy attended Lawrence area schools and was a graduate of Lawrence High School, class of 1958. He also graduated from Bentley University.
Guy was employed by Raytheon Corporation before successfully transitioning to Sanders Corporation for five years. He was then awarded a position at Massachusetts Medical Society until his retirement.
A loving and caring husband and father, Guy was a success not only as a career man, but also as a kind compassionate human being. He instilled a strong work ethic in everyone around him and lived life to the fullest. He believed that life is for the living and spent every spare moment surrounded by friends, laughter, and love.
Guy loved to travel. He and his wife Carol especially loved their home in Hampton, NH where they spent every summer for the past forty years. Surrounded by friends at his summer home, he inadvertently turned those friendships into a large family with his kindness.
He and his wife also spent winters in Aruba, where he would enjoy one of his favorite past times, that of sitting on a beach enjoying the beauty around him. Once back from Aruba, he and his wife moved to their home in Hampton year after year, living his best life.
He always said, and those who knew him will understand, “life is life and fun is fun, but it’s all so quiet when the goldfish die.”
Guy enjoyed his weekly card games at the Knights of Columbus, of which he was not only the Vice President, but was on the Board of Directors. He was also an avid swimmer at Cedardale Athletic Club.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Lahey Clinic and High Pointe House for the compassion and love that they gave to Guy.
Guy is survived by his loving wife, Carol A. (Neilon) Janco of Windham and Hampton Beach, NH; his beloved son, Scott D. Janco of Salem, NH; his three stepsons, Scott Di Gaetano and his wife, Kimberly of NH, Christopher Di Gaetano and John Michael DeGaetano and his wife, Cathy all of Methuen; his sisters, Angela Shaheen of FL and Ruth Ann Funnari and her husband, Louie of Methuen; his brothers, David Janco and his wife, Rose Mary of Plum Island and Daniel Janco and his wife, Donna of Methuen. He also leaves behind several loving nieces and nephews.
At the family’s request, all services will be private and there will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.