Joseph Richard Gagne
May 5, 1944 – March 22, 2020
Joseph Richard GAGNE MAY 5, 1944 – MARCH 22, 2020
Joseph Richard GAGNE was born on May 5, 1944 and passed away on March 22, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy, son, Steve Gagne, and daughter, Cindy Garvey. He was born on May 5, 1944, to Albert and Exilia Gagne in Rochester, NH. He lived in Fort Pierce, Fl for the last 20 years. He and Judy raised their family in Rifle, CO and Kingston, NH prior to moving to Florida. Joe as he was called by his friends or Richard as called by his relatives, was raised in Rochester, NH and graduated from Holy Rosary High School in 1962. At that time, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served most of his time in Amarillo, TX. After his 4 years in the Air Force he moved to Colorado and later met his wife, Judy. They were married in 1969. They had 2 children while in Colorado: Steve Gagne, who now resides in Ocala, FL, and Cindy Garvey, who lives in Jacksonville, FL. Joe worked as a construction millwright while living in Colorado and worked at Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant while living in New Hampshire. He worked at Fairwinds Golf Course for 10 years in Fort Pierce, FL. Joe lived in Spanish Lakes Fairways in Fort Pierce. He was active in the Men’s golf league and made many friends during his time there. He was always out to make all around him happy and loved to wear t-shirts or hats to make others laugh. His thought for the day was, “who can I make laugh today.” And one of his many favorite sayings was “Shut Up and Fish,” which was also on one of his hats. Joe and his wife, Judy, spent many days traveling after moving to Florida. They both loved to golf and visit breweries in various parts of the country. Many can tell you stories about his endless adventures. Joe has one granddaughter, Erin Garvey, who is now a freshman at Florida State University. He spent many hours with Erin as she grew up and always was available to give her a text to make her laugh or give her day to day to advice. She was truly his “buddy.” Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Judy, his children Steve Gagne and wife Julie, his daughter Cindy Garvey and husband Mike, his granddaughter, Erin Garvey, and many nieces and nephews, living in various parts of the US. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 1 brother. Memorial contributions can be made to Children’s Miracle Network at UF Shand’s https://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/donate/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIl6vayrWz6AIVBoiGCh3wsAmKEAAYASABEgIUOvD_BwE This foundation has been continuously supported by Joe’s granddaughter, Erin, who is very passionate about supporting these children. Celebration of life to be announced at a later date. Remembrances may be left at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/fort-pierce-fl/joseph-gagne-9094826
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Joseph Richard Gagne
June 14, 2020
As I'm doing some remodeling of my home I can remeber all the crazy stuff my dad would do in our homes growing up. Like a homemade hot water heater in rifle, and taking the chainsaw to grandma's countertop and cabinets. Somehow he always made things right.
May 5, 2020
So sorry to have just heard of Joe's passing. Was lucky enough to meet him and Judy in 1978 while working in Craig, CO. He was a great millwright and friend that kept me out of trouble and made me laugh many times. In 1984 I am walking down the halls at the Seabrook Plant and saw that walk of his that you could never forge. I asked him what are you doing here and as usual he made me laugh and said be quiet I have them convinced I know something about electrical work. Definitely one of the best people I have ever met and it was pleasure to call him a friend. He will be missed for sure and sending thoughts and prayers to Judy and family.
April 17, 2020
So many wonderful memories of Joe! From his fun loving antics in Planning at Seabrook Station, like keeping fruit in a glass jar to see how long it took to nearly disappear. Needling his colleagues by replacing their screen saver pictures with one they’d rather forget. Having a hilarious nickname for nearly everyone in the group...to name a few.
An avid golfer, patient with a beginner such as I, always ready to help a coworker or neighbor with a computer issue. Joe was my dear friend Judy’s best friend, and I send my heartfelt condolences to her and the family. Rest In Peace, Joe!
March 26, 2020
Judy, the first thing that always comes to mind, when I think of you and Joe is laughter! We always had such good times with both of you and Joe was always adding his own little special "sense of humor".
In someway, I hope you can find some peace and contentment in the memories that you shared.
Just know, I love you dearly and my heart is breaking for you! You are in my thoughts and prayers, much love, Aunt Char
March 25, 2020
Uncle Rich, such a fun Uncle! I can’t tell
you how much you meant to us. We enjoyed so many fun times. Gut wrenching laughter and tears.
Aunt Judy, Steve and Cindy, as difficult as this is, you
have wonderful memories that will continue to make you smile. We are so sorry for your great loss.
I am heartbroken for you all and our family. We were all so fortunate to have experienced his love, thoughtfulness and kindness over the years . He made sure he kept in touch with his nieces and nephews. Family was so special to him.
We love you and miss you dearly Uncle Rich!
Patrick, Denise, Scott and Mark. 😘
March 24, 2020
Cindy, Mike and Erin,
Our hearts are saddened for you. You shared many stories about your Dad and Grandpa and just in hearing the stories of Suds and Duds and the definition of a QTip was enough to know he was quite the jewel! May your memories warm your heart and bring laughter and smiles in the days ahead.
Beth, David and Don
March 24, 2020
I would like to joke with Joe and tell him he was the best brother-in-law a girl could ask for....(he was the only one in my case!) Greg enjoyed being the auxiliary black sheep of the family as the "son-in-laws". We will sure miss him.
Lorie & Greg
March 24, 2020
Remeber all the times dad took me fishing in rifle colorado. He was the hardest working dad I could ever ask for. And if he wasn't working he was spending time with his family.