|Birth: ||Aug. 5, 1884|
|Death: ||Nov. 29, 1919|
Brockton Daily Enterprise
Tuesday, December 2, 1919
POLICE ESCORT GUYETTE'S BODY TO THE GRAVE
Church of the Sacred Heart Is Filled With Friends Who Mourn Policeman Slain in Performance of Duty–Flowers Evince Esteem for Brave Officer.
WITH final honors paid extended by his comrades in the police department, Officer John B. George Guyette, who met death Saturday night in the fearless performance of his duty, was laid to rest this morning in Calvary cemetery. Solemn mass of requiem was celebrated at the Church of the Sacred Heart, where he was a faithful parishioner. The church was filled.
An escort of 40 members of the police force, headed by City Marshal Daniel M. Ryan and the ranking officers, headed the funeral cortege as the body was borne from the home, 195 Court street, to the church.
The escort included City Marshal Ryan, Deputy Marshal James F. Morey, Lieut. P. Joseph McCarthy, Lieut. Daniel T. Guerin, Sergt. Samuel Turner, Sergt. Stephen J. Bryan, Sergt. Michael W. Keefe, Inspectors Charles W. Grose, Orrin A. Saundes, Alexander J. Brouillard, William S. Allen, Maurice A. Long, and George C. Chase.
The solemn high mass of requiem was celebrated by Rev. C. Victor Choquette, pastor of the church, with Rev. P. J. Breard as deacon and Rev. Henry O. Pare as sub-deacon.
Special music was rendered with Miss Viola Langelier, organist; Miss Noella M. Moreau and Miss Eva Bassette, who sang "The Crucifix".
The pallbearers were members of the police force. Officers Joseph Martin, George J. Smith, Daniel A. Robertson, Arthur S. Leary, Jeremiah F. Donovan and W. T. Harrington.
The escort of police, headed by Sergts. Bryan and Turner, marched from the church to the grave in Calvary cemetery.
A wealth of beautiful floral tributes bore testimony to the esteem and sympathy of friends. A handsome harp with broken string of roses and carnations was the tribute of the Brockton police department.
A handsome emblematic tribute was from Brockton Lodge, B. P. O. E., and scores of other pieces were the tributes of personal friends.
The bereft wife was able to attend the services at the church and maintained wonderful composure until the grave was closed when she broke down and sobbed bitterly. The little daughter, Aurore, also was overcome with grief.
Peter Guyette (____ - 1904)
Phoebe Guyette (1845 - 1915)
Eva May Lozo Guyette (1886 - 1964)*
Victor F. Guyette (1919 - 1976)*
Rose Guyette Daisy (____ - 1942)*
Nelson Guyette (____ - 1942)*
Fredrick Guyette (1869 - 1944)*
Blanche Marion Guyette Benoit (1878 - 1932)*
Felix Louis Guyette (1880 - 1931)*
John Baptiste George Guyette (1884 - 1919)
Noe Guyette (1886 - 1965)*
Created by: David J. McRae
Record added: Nov 22, 2012
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