She was born in Concord, the daughter of Arthur and Beverly “Jeanne” (Emery) Guinard. Kathy moved to Canterbury at a young age and remained in the Canterbury- Belmont area for her remaining life.
She was a graduate of Belmont High School, Class of 1984.
Kathy worked at a variety of jobs before becoming a member of the Pleasant View Gardens family more than 12 years ago and working in the Accounts Payable Department.
Kathy was a very involved “hockey mom” for the past 13 years, traveling throughout the New England states with her daughter’s various teams, providing transportation, clock and scoring support, and cheering on the teams. She also enjoyed reading, working in her flower gardens, watching football — especially her Minnesota Vikings — and most of all spending time with friends and family.
Kathy is survived by her husband of 11 years, Dana Clarke; her daughter, Jaymee Guinard of Belmont; and her stepdaughter, Dakota Clarke, and stepson “De” Clarke of Gilford. Kathy also is survived by four brothers, Lawrence and Gail Fournier of Derry, Michael and Judy Fournier of Hillsboro, David Fournier Jr. of Alton, and Arthur Guinard Jr. of Tilton; and four sisters, Susan Gregg of Concord, Virginia Jourdenais of Penacook, Darlene and Thomas Smith of Webster, and Marie and Robert Whiting of Penacook. She further leaves her motherin law, Lillian Stutzman; sister-in-law Diane Bennos; brother-in-law Kevin Clarke; and many nieces and nephews. Kathy also leaves behind the entire Chartrand family of Billerica, Mass., a family which she has been a part of for more than 30 years.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 25, at the Wilkinson-Beane- Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 26, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 96 Main St., Belmont.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital-Tribute Program, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis TN 38148-0142; or to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.