Shelley S. Guy, 56 years old, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 10th, 2022, with her family by her side. Shelley was born in Winchester, MA on March 8th, 1966, she was formerly a resident of Boynton Beach FL but recently moved back to Dublin NH to be surrounded by family and long-time friends for the remaining time she had. Shelley was the daughter of Dorothea F. Guy (Leighton).
Shelley was predeceased by her mother Dorothea F. Guy (2020), Her grandmother Dorothea W. Leighton (1999), and her uncle who raised her as a daughter Edgar L. Leighton III (1999).
Shelley attended Conval School District up until her senior year, when she switched to St. Bernards School in Fitchburg MA, where she later graduated. She then began pursuing her degree as a paralegal at Plymouth State University. She studied abroad in England and later graduated from New England College. She then spent many years working for Devine Millimet and Branch, and most recently Cindy A. Crawford Marital & family law.
Shelley grew up in many different places throughout her childhood, but Temple NH and Boynton Beach FL were the two main places she called home. Shelley loved animals, especially her dog. She was an outgoing, spunky, fun-loving, adventurous individual who loved being the center of attention almost as much as she loved watching the New England Patriots. Whenever she came home to NH to visit you could find her out doing anything from skiing to horseback riding. Shelley was a true “beach bum” as that’s where she could be found on any given day (that she wasn’t out shopping). Traveling was another of her favorite pastimes, she traveled to many different countries with Japan being the most recent. She was the true comedian of the family, and those who knew Shelley can remember her not only by the hard work she put into her career but also, all the funny, memorable, things she did in her life. Shelley was a beloved aunt, sister and so much more to those who surrounded her. She was a flame that will continue to burn on forever in our hearts.
Shelley is survived by her only brother Douglas R. Guy, JR, niece Hailey M. Guy (fiancé Jack Beal), and nephew Devin P. Guy all of Temple, NH. Alongside them are her great nieces whom she adored beyond words Rosalie T. Beal, and Colette E. Beal of Troy NH. She will also be missed by other family members and those who were close to her heart, Edgar L. Leighton IV (his wife Susan) N. Scituate RI, Erika Leighton N. Palm Beach FL, Ellen Somero Rindge NH, Kyle Leighton Rindge NH, Lindsay Bartlett Rindge NH, and Amie Barden (husband Jason Barden) Dublin NH.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at Miller cemetery in Temple NH, along with a celebration of life. Details will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Shelley’s name to Monadnock Humane Society, 101 W. Swanzey Road, Swanzey, NH 03446 or to Beach Dog (Dog Day care center) 820 SE 5th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483.