ANDOVER, Vt. – Maria M. Guihan, 89, passed away on October 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 Elda 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, N.Y. where she met and married an Irish immigrant named Peter Guihan in 1951.
Maria is survived by her son Peter W. Guihan and her daughter-in-law 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, R.I., and Samuel Whitcomb Guihan of Morrisbille, Vt., and her niece Nicole D. Bergqvist Kann of Longmont, Colo.
Maria was preceded in death by her parents Arthur Villiam Bergvist and Elda 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.