Guy R. MacMillin
Guy R. MacMillin
  • November 14, 1942 - March 12, 2017
  • Westmoreland, New Hampshire

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Guy R. MacMillin, 74, a resident of Westmoreland, NH, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

He was born November 14, 1942, in Ware, MA, the son of Guy E. and Marion (Dillon) MacMillin. A graduate of Tilton School and Dartmouth College, he earned graduate degrees from the University of Paris and Alliance Francaise in Paris. He also received a master's degree from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT. On February 14, 1997 he married his wife, Cynthia Hsu.

For 30 years Guy was the opinion page editor of the Keene Sentinel, receiving dozens of journalism awards throughout his career. He also wrote a weekly television column, "The Videot," for The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, MA, which was eventually syndicated in newspapers across the country. Prior to his career as a newspaperman, he taught French at Vermont Academy in Saxtons River and at Brattleboro High School, both in Vermont. He was one of four authors of the third edition of "Son et Sens," a popular French textbook in the United States. In his youth he was a DJ on WKBK radio in Keene.

Guy, a life-long political news junky, also had a passion for 1940s and 50s comic books, cowboys, television, radio, and early rock 'n' roll.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia of Westmoreland; his son, Stephen MacMillin and his wife Pamela of California; his daughter, Sarah MacMillin and her husband Olivier Doeff of France; five grandchildren, Jourdain, Cecilia, Noah, Maya and Olivia; two sisters, Nancy Miller and her husband Michael of Massachusetts and Katherine MacMillin of Florida; a niece, Emily Miller and a nephew, Lawrence Miller, both of Massachusetts.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Keene State College, Centenial Hall, 229 Main Street, Keene, NH on Sunday, April 2nd from 1 to 3 pm. A brief time of remembrance will be held at 2pm. Private burial will be at the Monadnock View Cemetery in Keene at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Keene Pops Choir, PO Box 1244, Keene, NH. 03431.