Michael Wilson Gust of Westford


Michael Wilson Gust, 59, a loving husband and father, and a longtime resident of Westford, died Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Arbors, Bedford, NH, following a long struggle with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s disease.

He was married to Amy Gust with whom he would have celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary on Sept. 15th .

Born July 23, 1957, in Salamanca, New York he was the son of the late John and Joan (Gaspar) Gust.

He graduated from Salamanca High School with the class of 1975, Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and the University of Maryland with a Master’s Degree in Engineering Materials.

Michael was employed with Mercury Computer Systems as the Senior Mechanical Engineering Manager for 15 years before his illness.

He was the holder of multiple patents. He loved running, fishing, traveling, listening to music, and coaching youth sports.

Besides his wife he is survived by his daughters, Kasey Marie Gust Hudson and her husband, Matthew Robert Hudson of Cincinnati, OH, and Vreni Englert Gust and her fiancé Matthew William Young of White River Junction, VT; a sister, Dianne Gaddis of Manassas, VA; many nieces, nephews, cousins, grandnieces, grandnephews, and friends.

Mike's family would like to thank the staff of The Arbors of Bedford, Fairview Healthcare, Brookhaven Hospice and all of the other wonderful professional caregivers that cared for Mike over the last few years.

Memorial Service May 26th at 2:00 at First Parish Church 48 Main St. Westford, MA 01886. Memorials may be made in his name to the Alzheimers Association 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472 or to the Westford Conservation Trust PO Box 255, Westford, MA 01886.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com


May 26, 2017
First Parish Church 48 Main St. Westford, MA 01886
  1. KevinOsgood says:

    So saddened to hear of the loss of your husband. Sorry for the belated condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    As always, I wish for you great things in life.

  2. Sue Higgins says:

    Amy- So very sorry to read of Mike’s death. Our prayers are with you and the family

  3. Natalie says:

    “And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” (1 Corinthians 15:26) God promises that he will soon wipe away and reverse the effects of this enemy that causes so much pain. Your precious Mr Wilson will be brought back to you and you will never have to experience the pain of losing him ever again. This is a promise from God! (John 5: 28,29) jw.org

  4. Rich Russo says:

    Amy sorry for your loss. Mike was a great guy.

    Rich Russo

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