Kenneth Henry Guye, age 81, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021. He was born in the village of Eggleston, Commonwealth of Dominica and later as an adult resided in Newtown. In 1964, He was married to Ursula Norma Mitchell and together they had 5 children. In 1984 he migrated to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands with his family and in 1998 he relocated to New Jersey.
Kenneth started his career in construction and worked as a Master Carpenter in Roseau, Dominica. He was employed by Egbert Charles and Sons and was later as a self-employed Contractor both on the islands of Dominica and St. Croix. Mr. Guye retired from Construction / Carpentry in 1993.
Mr. Guye was a devout Catholic Christian who was deeply involved in the parish life and worship at Our Lady of Fatima in Newtown, Dominica, St. Joseph Church in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, and St. Mary’s Church in Plainfield, NJ.
Kenneth greatly enjoyed praying and reading his Bible and prayer books. He also enjoyed writing songs and poems, constructing puzzles, gardening, and watching and listening to Old-time Country music and looking at Cricket matches on television.
He is preceded in death by his wife: Ursula Norma Guye in 1998; his stepdaughter, Shirley Bruney; his brother in law: Julian Mitchell, his son-in-law, Charles Joseph; his 3 siblings: Flora Coipel, Rose Pharaoh, and Martin Guye; his grandchild, Geoffrey Guye; and his parents: Francis and Eugenia (Justine) Guye.
Left to celebrate and honor his life are his children: Kelvin, wife (Melita Simmonds), Kenneth M. wife (Pamela Alexander) Guye, Kathleen Guye, Karen Guye, and Karla Guye; his grandchildren: Dominic, Jasmine, Justin, Serena, Jillian and Giselle Guye, JoAnn Charles, and Joel and Kernita Bruney; his brothers in law: Valence, Martin and Clayton Mitchell and his step-grandchildren: Alana Charles, Jaden and Jordan Bruney, and Maria, Zanaya, Malaika and Devon Arthurton. Special friends: Valina Lugay, Sonia Watson, Silvie Mckenzie, the Paulina Carbon family and many other friends and relatives to numerous to mention.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 516 6th St., Plainfield, NJ. A funeral mass will follow at the church commencing at 10:00 a.m. He will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made on behalf of Kenneth H. Guye to St. Mary's Church, 516 6th St., Plainfield, NJ 07060.