Guy E. Nido Jr.
Wilmington- Guy E. Nido Jr., 82, a lifelong resident of Wilmington, died peacefully on Friday, November 1, at the Vermont Veterans Home, in Bennington, where he had been a resident for the past three years.
Mr. Nido was the youngest child and only son of Guy E. and Svea (Johnson) Nido. He was born at the family home on Ray Hill Road on April 15, 1937. Growing up in Wilmington, he attended local schools, graduating from Wilmington High School in 1955. Following graduation he served four years in the US Air Force, where he was stationed in Iceland and assigned to radar operations.
Upon returning from the military, Mr. Nido worked for Guy E. Nido Inc., a fuel oil business owned by his father. In May 1961 he married Janet Brown of Heath, MA, at the Wilmington Congregational Church. Upon his father’s death, he managed the oil business with his mother for three years and assumed ownership of the company in 1971.
Mr. Nido had an unfailing hard-work ethic and was devoted to his business, customers, and community. He served his town as a volunteer fireman, member of the selectboard, water commissioner, and played on the town baseball team for several years. He was a Shriner and Past Master of Social Lodge #38 Free & Accepted Masons, of which he was a member for many years. He enjoyed hunting at his camp on Haystack, attending car shows, sports, and spending time at the Maine house.
Mr. Nido suffered a stroke in 2016 and was a patient at Grace Cottage Hospital for three months prior to residing at the Vermont Veterans Home.
Mr. Nido is survived by his wife of 58 years, Janet (Brown) Nido; daughters Kim Benedict and husband Douglas, of Spofford, NH, Kelly Nido and husband Marc McClanahan, of Colchester; son, Greg Nido and wife Hannah, of Wilmington; six grandchildren, Erin Benedict, Kyla and Lucas McClanahan, and Max, Jack, and Sam Nido; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mr. Nido was preceded in death by his sisters Ruth Wight, Elnora Scribner, Svea Jane McCarthy, Mary Lundberg, and Kathy Jenkins.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 6, at The Old School Community Center on Beaver Street. A reception and celebration of life followed the service at the Red Mill. Burial services will be private.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home with donation designated to the Veterans’ Mobility Trail Fund or Deerfield Valley Rescue in care of Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363.
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