Stephen G. Guiheen

  • Born: April 19, 1937
  • Died: May 13, 2011
  • Location: Bedford, New Hampshire

Atamaniuk Funeral Home

40 Terrace Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Tel. (802) 254-8183

Tribute & Message From The Family

Bedford, NH – Stephen G. Guiheen, 74, died May 13, 2011 at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire after a long battle with COPD. Steve was born in Brattleboro, Vermont on April 19, 1937 to the late James and Doris (Porter) Guiheen. He was educated at St. Michael's School in Brattleboro, Class of 1955, and graduated from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, Class of 1960. He went on the serve in the United States Army, stationed on Long Island, where he produced films and documentaries for the military. Steve returned to Brattleboro and was employed at the Experiment in International Living in Putney, Vermont for many years. While living in Brattleboro he was a communicant of St. Michael's Catholic Church and was involved in parish activities. He was also active in the St. Michael's School Alumni Association. Steve moved to Alexandria, Virginia in 1977 and worked in Washington, DC as a Press Secretary for the General Services Administration until he retired. Following retirement, he returned to New England, living in Bedford, NH with his beloved cat, E.T. He was a communicant of St. Elizabeth Seton Church and was active in the parish community. He also enjoyed visiting and helping at the Bedford animal shelter. Steve enjoyed the theatre, politics, and watching sports, especially Notre Dame football. However, his greatest joy was sharing these interests with his family and friends. He is survived by two aunts, Margaret Webster of Salem, NH and Helen Porter of Concord, NH; four Godchildren, Robert Webster and his wife Patricia of Manchester, NH, Debra (Shaw) Anthony and her husband Curt of Brookline, VT, Kelly (Webster) McIntire and her husband Scott of Londonderry, their children Mary Ellen and Kevin, and their youngest daughter, Jill who is also Steve's Godchild; several cousins; and dear friends Rita Booker and Laurie Caron both of Manchester, NH. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:00 A.M. at Saint Michael's Catholic Church with Rev. Richard O'Donnell, pastor, celebrant. Burial will follow the services in St. Michael's Parish Cemetery with full military honors. Friends are invited to call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home on Thursday from 6 to 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Steve's name may be made to the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire, 545 Route 101, Bedford, NH 03110; the Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester and Southern NH, Inc., 33 South Commercial Street, Suite 401, Manchester, NH 03101; or to St. Michael's School, c/o Elaine Beam, Principal, 48 Walnut Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rest in peace now my friend , heaven will be a better place now that you are there. Prayers, and blessings to all those that will miss you so..

Posted by Cindy Bridges - VT   May 18, 2011

Steve and I roomed together during our sophomore and junior years at Notre Dame. He's fondly remembered as a quiet guy with a ready smile and a big heart. I'll miss his phone calls following those big ND games. The courage he displayed in recent years will not be forgotten. May he rest in Christ's Peace.

Posted by Mike Feldmeier - palos heights, IL   May 18, 2011

I did not know Steve, but he was a member of my graduating class of 1960 from the University of Notre Dame. May he rest in peace.

Posted by ed hanna - Amherst, NH   May 18, 2011

I got to know Steve when he began dining at T-Bones Restaurant in Bedford. He was such a lovely man; always smiling and willing to share a story. He was so friendly and we became very close during my time working there. His gentle ways and warm heart will be fondly remembered; he reminded me a lot of my dad whom I loved dearly. He will truly be missed. My sincerest sympathy for your loss.

Posted by Sharon Mills - Manchester, NH   May 17, 2011

Offering our deepest condolences during this time.

Posted by The Staff of Atamaniuk Funeral Home - Brattleboro, VT   May 17, 2011

I was one of the nurses that cared for Steve in his home and it was always a pleasure visiting him. I loved talking to him about his passions in life, especially animals and theater. He was a wonderful man and I am so sorry for your loss and will miss seeing him every week.

Posted by Joy - NH   May 16, 2011