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Gayle Ann McGuire

February 27, 1936 — August 23, 2023

Port St. Lucie

Gayle Ann (Pilon) McGuire passed away peacefully on August 23,2023 with her loving, devoted family at her side. She has finally been set free to rejoin her husband and other loved ones and pets in heaven, a place she believed in so dearly.

Gayle was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 27th, 1936, to parents Raymond and Bertha Pilon. She was one of three children, her siblings Judy DeAngelis and Roger Pilon all went on to achieve great success, even with losing their mother early on and facing many challenges through their lives.

Gayle went to college and worked for AT&T and Ford Motor Company.  Gayle met the man she would spend most of the rest of her life with in 1965, Gilchrist Gordon McGuire, they were truly devoted to one another, and we’re married for fifty-four years. She married twice and had 5 children.

Gayle had many careers in her life and kept herself very busy not only in the role as a mother and financial helper to the family but also as the creator of some of the most talented crafts that could be made. She also developed a passion for cooking, which her children still remember fondly to this day, her love of gardening has been an inspiration to many of her children and grandchildren.

In 1984, Gayle relocated from Michigan to Florida where she fell in love with the beautiful scenery and ocean front of Hutchinson Island in St. Lucie County, Florida. Her love affair with the ocean could be seen in her crafts, they way she decorated her home and her lifestyle.  Because of this spiritual closeness with the ocean her journey will come to an end there when her ashes are returned to the sea.

Gayle is survived by her two siblings Judy DeAngelis and Roger Pilon and by her five children, Andrea Jean Jacobs, Micheal Casper, John Casper, Marilyn Idle and Joseph Mickey McGuire who was directly responsible for seeing to his mother’s safety and well being when the world went through the Covid pandemic and when her devoted caregiver and husband Gordon "Mick" McGuire passed on. Gayle also has eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Her warm demeanor and infectious humor touched so many lives, including all the people who were responsible for her medical care at the end. She carried herself with dignity and pride and a gentle sweet nature that couldn’t be denied thru all her years of sickness and bad health. She will be truly missed but has returned home to our Lord. Today and forever this angel flies free.

Her family asks that you remember her in your prayers.

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