Haverhill — Mr. Robert V. Gauthier, 76, beloved husband of Lucille (Lepage) lost his courageous battle with cancer on Friday morning, October 26, 2012. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his residence in Bradford.
Mr. Gauthier was born in Lewiston, ME, son of the late, Gerard and Juliette (Deshaise) Gauthier. In addition to his loving wife of 57 years he is survived by his six children, Judy (Gauthier) and her husband Ronald Yee of Brookline, Tony Gauthier, Steven Gauthier and his wife Roberta Calliguri of Plaistow, NH, Tina (Gauthier) Klier of Bradford, Mark Gauthier and his companion Elcy Agudelo of Methuen, and Michelle (Gauthier) and her husband Kevin Cyr of Pelham, NH; grandchildren, Kimberly and Nolan Yee, Demitri and his wife Mycel Yee, Christine and Melissa Gauthier, Sean, Colin, and Samuel Gauthier, Heather LoFaro, Lauren, Julie and Kristopher Klier, Haley and Nevin Cyr; great grandchildren, Dorian Beers, Jaylee Beers and SeAna McKenna, Michael Ethier and Tayah Yee; sister Constance Giguere of Goffstown, NH; aunt Gabriel Gauthier, of Lewiston, ME and his friend Paul Golden; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Suzanne Roberts and his infant granddaughter Rachel Gauthier. Bob Proudly served with the United States Marine Corps. Prior to his retirement, he worked at Raytheon in West Andover, MA for 27 years. Parishioner of Sacred Hearts Church, Bradford. All will miss his creative, outgoing and humorous personality, especially his grandchildren. Bob found joy in many hobbies, including cooking, golf, and storytelling. His most recent passion was wood carving, which he made for his family and friends. He particularly enjoyed carving Disney characters, that he donated to Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning, October 31, beginning in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street, Bradford at 9:00 AM. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Hearts Church, 165 So. Main Street, Bradford at 10:00 AM. Interment with military honors will follow in Ridgewood Cemetery, No. Andover. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street (Rte. 125), Bradford, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Contributions in Mr. Gauthier’s name may be made to the Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. Courtesy local transportation to the visitation will be provided on request by calling Driscoll Funeral Home at 978-374-0000. For directions and online guestbook, please visit www.driscollcares.com