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SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – It’s been a tough 24 hours, as family and friends here in Shrewsbury have had to cope with the sudden and tragic loss of a bright young soul who impacted the lives of so many around him. I have heard from so many people, many of them in college around the country, who graduated from Shrewsbury High School with Robby just a few short years ago. They told stories of a kid who really brightened up any room that he was in, and who exuded spirit wherever he went. I know all in our community join me in sending our deepest condolences to his friends and family, and wish for them peace in the knowledge that he was so treasured by all who knew him, and that they will carry his memory with them moving forward into the future.
Details on the arrangements for his memorial are included here:
To know Robby Guyott was to love him. He was larger than life. With a contagious sense of humor and infectious laugh he left an impression on everyone he met. Robert O. Guyott, born on December 14, 1992 along with his twin sister, Lizzie arrived to the loving embrace and welcome of his parents, Stephen and Margaret (Campbell) Guyott. ‘Robby’ as he was lovingly known to all died unexpectedly at home on November 18, 2013 at age 20. He touched the lives of many.
He was destined for a career in standup comedy and was pursuing his dream. He worked for Papa Gino’s in Shrewsbury where it was well known by staff that so many people asked for him when they placed their orders for delivery. And as a bar back in Boston at ‘Scholar’s’ he entertained and met so many people. While in high school he followed his passion for hockey and played for the team at Shrewsbury High School and graduated with the class of 2011.
Outside of comedy Robby’s passion was to see the world. He loved to travel. He backpacked though Europe, skied in Italy, pub crawled in Dublin, danced disco in Barcelona and left his wallet in Andorra! He lived life and experienced so much in his twenty short years. And so our collective prayers for Robby is that in his last journey he has reached Heaven and now experiences the comfort and sweetness of peace. Heaven rejoices and laughs like it has never laughed with Robby Guyott at center stage. He has fulfilled his dream. He was larger than life and will be so missed.
Great love lives on in the hearts of his family and friends. He leaves his parents, Peggy and Stephen; his siblings, Stephen Q. ‘Quinn’ Guyott, Kristin C. Guyott, Molly A. Guyott and his twin, Lizzie S. Guyott; his grandmother, Dorothy B. Campbell; aunts, uncles, cousins and his much loved nephew, Rene whom he adored and a host of friends.
Family and friends will honor and remember Robby’s life by gathering for calling hours at Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors ~ The Sumner House, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center on Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. and again at 8:45 a.m. on Friday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary’s Church, 640 Main Street, Shrewsbury, where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.
His memory lives on with a contribution to Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services, 240 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.