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Date of Birth: November 07, 1951

Date of Death: July 11, 2021

William Donald Guertin, Jr., 69, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Hospice of the Valley, Surprise Palliative Care Unit. He was born on November 7, 1951 to William, Sr. and Mary in Hartford, Connecticut. After graduating from High School of Commerce and Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield, Massachusetts, he served four years in the United States Navy. He moved to Arizona in 1978 to work on the construction of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station and was a member of the Ironworkers Union, Local 7 in New England and Local 75 in Arizona. His father, William, Sr., preceded in death. Survivors include his loving mother and caregiver, Mary, his beloved daughters, Melissa (Jason) and Amy (Jonathan) and his cherished grandchildren, Nathan, Kirsten and Andrew. Other survivors include his siblings, Michael (Florence), Robbin (Mark) and Christine, as well as nieces and nephews, Kelly (Matthew), Colleen, Marina (James), Stephane, Jessica and Maxim and great nieces, Addyson, Harley and Caroline.

Service Information

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 30, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Best Funeral Services, 9380 W. Peoria Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345 with a reception following. Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley.