Zis-Sweeney and St. Laurent Funeral Home

26 Kinsley Street, Nashua, NH


Robert Michael Gauthier

January 21, 1953October 29, 2019

Robert "Bobby" Gauthier, 66, a resident of New Ipswich, NH and formerly of Charlestown, MA, Waterville, Maine and Clinton, Maine, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, October 29 at Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH. He was born in Chelsea, MA on January 21, 1953 to the late Leslie J. "Les" Gauthier and Winifred "Winnie" (Geysen) Gauthier.

Bobby grew up in Charlestown, MA and loved to refer to himself as a "Townie", and fondly tell stories about his time growing up on Mystic Street. He was active in many sports, but hockey was his all-time love. He attended prep school at Kent in Connecticut, where he forged lifelong friendships that he held very dear to his heart. In his early twenties, he moved to Maine where he eventually became involved in the financial services industry and spent many years handling financial planning for his clients. When he fell in love with Claire, he moved to New Hampshire and they began their life together. Throughout his time in Maine and New Hampshire, he became involved with the "Friends of Bill W." and supported the fellowship. He was always quick to provide a supportive hand to those in need. He was an avid motorcycle rider who loved to spend time on his Harley Davidson whenever the weather permitted.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 17 years Claire (Bedard) Gauthier. His son Derek Gauthier of Augusta, Maine, Shawn Ealahan Gauthier and his partner Rosemary Dewers of New Castle, Colorado and Joseph Gauthier of Clinton, Maine. His step-sons Robert Reynolds of Hollis, NH, and Nicholas Reynolds and his wife Carolyn of Feltwell, Thetford, UK and his step-daughter Shaina Reynolds of New Ipswich, NH. His grandchildren Aubrey, Tucker and Alexander. His siblings, John Gauthier and his wife Diana of Claremont, New Hampshire, Lesley Maher and her husband Joseph of Braintree, Massachusetts, Frank Gauthier and his wife Linda of Somersworth, New Hampshire, Nancy Oliver and her husband Jeremy of Waco, Texas and the late Jeanne O'Connor and her surviving husband Thomas of Braintree, Massachusetts. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10am on Thursday November 7, 2019 at St. Louis De Gonzague, 48 West Hollis St., Nashua, NH. Condolences may be offered at www.zissweeneyfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in Bobby's name to: COPD Foundation (copdfoundation.org).


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, November 7, 2019


Robert Michael Gauthier

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Renay Williams

November 7, 2019

“Guido” You will be missed~I came across this photo we took of our “little”boys when you & April were kind enough to help us out many years ago ...in the beginning of my journey . I LOVED that big chair! You were one of the first people to introduce me to “Bill W”-Thank God I remembered the seed you planted years later when I finally saw the light. You are an inspiration to all & you will be missed by many. Love & Sympathy to All his Family & “Friends”
~Ride On My Friend & Enjoy the Journey!

Carmine Fazzi

November 7, 2019

Such good people who I hadnt seen in some 25 years, nonetheless a very special person to me. I guess we'll hook up on the other side my friend. My sympathy goes out to his family in this difficult time ....God bless my old friend........

Molly Eshback

November 6, 2019

Bobby, you were one of the kindest souls I have ever known. You always entered a room with a big smile and gave the best hugs! You were so kind and caring, always checking in on me and everyone else to make sure we were all doing alright. I will never forget the way you made me feel safe and cared for. You inspired me to do better and to be better. Thank you for all the love and for being my friend. Rest in the sweetest peace. Until we meet again my friend <3

Angie Logan

November 5, 2019

Bobby, you were one of a kind, so many laughs and memories, I will miss your sassy self. Claire, I am so very sorry for your loss and the family's loss, You are always in my thoughts and heart, hopefully see you one day soon again,, lots of love, from one of the crazy Canucks group


Blinkey Steve Conroy

November 5, 2019

Bobby, I will miss your sense of humor most of all and I will always be grateful for all the things you taught me about life by simply allowing me to be a part of yours. Rest easy my friend.

Gary Dionne

November 5, 2019

Oh Brother.... Brother …. had been thinking of you every morning on the "drive" …. later, Brother … Luv Ya !

Chuck Carroll

November 4, 2019

Rest In Peace, Townie buddy.

Jenny Ferry

November 4, 2019

Claire and family, you all are in thought and prayer 🙏🙏🙏🙏😇😇😇 Bob surely will be missed his charm and sense of humor and those great hugs and wise words of wisdom! So appreciate all the time he took for one on one and phone calls and the trip to Erie. May his legacy carry on! Thank you always for all you did all you are and stood for Bob! May you rest peacefully knowing your words helped another sick and suffering and the message will be carried on! Love you man!

Chris Albee

November 4, 2019

Guido, in 1989 when the bottom fell out of my life, you very quickly became one of my greatest encouragers! Thank you sir! I remember that just about every time I saw you, you’d say , keep fighting the good fight kid!
I Just wanted to say that you made a positive difference in the life of this young black kid from Augusta, Maine !
Thank you
Chris Albee

Fred & Sharon Stacy

November 3, 2019

Claire and family,
Sincere sympathy for your loss. We were so sorry to to hear of your husbands passing. Love and prayers to all of you ❤️🙏🏻