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HERNANDO, FL: Guy Stanley Dore of Hernando, Fla., died Friday, October 2, 2015. He was 81. Or perhaps 82. He would insist we count the nine months he spent in his mother's stomach.

Guy is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mona Lee Dore, and their four children, Bruce Dore (and his wife Lynne Dore), David Dore (and his wife, Anne Dore), Gina Ruth (and her husband, Don Ruth), and Eric Dore, who they raised in Derry, N.H. Guy was "Gramp" to four grandchildren, Jennifer Dore Flannelly (and her husband, Dennis Flannelly), Stephanie Dore, Christine Dore, and Michael Dore, and "Original Gramp" to four great-grandchildren, Jack, William, Christopher, and Thomas Flannelly. Guy is also survived by his sister, Eleanor Wyatt (and her husband, Winfred Wyatt), his sister-in-law, Bette Dore, and his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Herb Dore.

Guy met Mona when they were in school in Laconia, N.H. They went on their first date to a Rainbow Girls dance when Guy was 15 and Mona was 12. Or perhaps 13, as she told him at the time. With the help of his daily 3x5 cards, Guy could tell you about practically every day of their lives, including what they had for every meal, how many miles they got on a tank of gas, and all the stops on the paper route he had as a teenager. He couldn't, however, remember how he proposed because there was never any question whether or not they would be married. Guy loved Mona more than anything else in the world.

Guy lived as an example for his children and grandchildren. He taught them to be hard-working and driven, showing them the way through his honorable service in the Air Force, and 41 years as an engineer for Raytheon. He taught them to play hard and fair through his years as a baseball coach and competitive card and Yahtzee player. Guy taught his family to love the Red Sox, dahlias, his award-winning English Muffins, and, above all, each other. His family will be sure to pay close attention so they can "catch me up, Mona" when they meet again.

The family held a private viewing on Friday, October 9, 2015. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Guy’s name to the National Diabetes Association.
Published on  October 15, 2015
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