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Robert L. Gauthier

May 19, 1929 - May 05, 2022


Obituary For Robert L. Gauthier

Danvers – Robert L. Gauthier 92, beloved husband of the late Barbara Ann (Rackliff) Gauthier, died Thursday, May 5, 2022 at the Brightview Assisted Living in Danvers.

Born, raised and educated in Salem, he was the son of the late Joseph Omer and Aurora M. (Poussard) Gauthier.

Mr. Gauthier had been employed for over forty years as an engineer at the General Electric Company in Lynn at it’s River Works plant until the time of his retirement.

A longtime resident of Peabody prior to moving to Danvers, Mr. Gauthier enjoyed: travel including 2 cross country trips with his wife, multiple trips to Canada, a trip to London, and later summer trips to Cocoa Florida as well as annual family water parties at Kingston State park in NH, Salem’s Forest River park, and at his pool in Peabody. His other interests included reading, family genealogy, photography, tennis, volleyball, water and snow skiing.

Surviving him are two sons, Robert J. Gauthier and his wife, Aura of Marlborough and Edward A. Gauthier and his wife, Linda of Saugus, a daughter, Judith Armstrong of Titusville, FL; eight grandchildren: Bobby, Aimee, Ashley, Edward, Jessica, Stacy, Christine, and Michael; and eighteen great grandchildren: Joshua, Renee, Madelyn, Aidan, Connor, Hailey, Justin, Evan, Caden, Abigail, Cecilia, Sophie, Chloe, Jacob, Dillion, Peyton, Madison, and Christian; two sisters, Dolores Ercha and Gloria Hinton both of NH and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Omer Peter Gauthier, Juliette Antoniatis, Norman Gauthier and Donald Gauthier.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1 Margin St., Peabody, Friday, May 13, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452 or to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

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  • 05/12/2022

    I am very sorry to hear of Uncle Bob's passing. As my brother Gary mentioned, he and his wife Aunt Barbara offered to take in us when our mother passed in 1968 and then take in Alan many years later during our father Norman's (Bob's younger brother) illness in the 80s. I always enjoyed visiting with Uncle Bob, especially playing tennis with him and his buddies in Swampscott and Marblehead. He was a kind and caring soul and I will greatly miss him.

  • 05/09/2022

    The best memories is all of them, but in 2019, we were able to make the family reunion with our kids in Massachusetts, and he watched all the cousins play, I remember him saying this is good. During the years, Bob always said to take photos and ask us to send them to him, so he can make a portraits. He showed us so much love and will forever be missed. We love you so much. Michael&Allison Armstrong Dillion,Peyton, Madison, Christian

  • 05/08/2022

    The Hatchouel family has many great memories with Uncle Bob (and Auntie Barbara). We send our condolences to the entire family, which is one of the largest families we had the pleasure of sharing good times with. Praying you find comfort and peace in the many cherished memories. With love and sympathy, Colette Hatchouel Ford and family.

  • 05/08/2022

    Sorry for the loss of your Dad, Bobby, Eddy and Judy. I had the pleasure of spending some time with him recently and learning more about him and the great work he did creating our family tree and leaving that with us as his legacy. He and your Mom also were a great help to our family when our Mom and Dad passed away, caring for me and my brothers both in 1968 and 1981-1985. May he rest in peace, God Bless you. -- Gary G.

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