Roland P Gauthier

December 30, 1944January 18, 2013

NORWICH – Roland P. Gauthier, 68, formerly of Uncasville, died at Backus Hospital surrounded by his family on Friday after a long illness. He was born on December 30, 1944 in Norwich to the late Peter L. and Eva (Shorey) Gauthier. He attended New London High School before enlisting in the United States Marine Corp. He served from Aug. 1962 – Oct. 1966 some of which was in Vietnam until his honorable discharge. On May 28, 1966 he married his beloved wife Carol (Le Bert de Bar) at St. Joseph Mission Church in Hanover, CT. They raised their family together while he worked as a supervisor for the CT D.O.T. until his retirement. Roland was a member of the Montville VFW and a life member of the Marine Corp. League. Roland is survived by his wife Carol, daughter; Lori (Gauthier) Paolino, son; Roland P Gauthier Jr. and his wife Chris-Ann; sister; Idella Howland and her husband Paul, grandchildren; Amber Loiacono, Trent Gauthier, Andrew Moreau, Alexis Moreau and Brittnee Miller, great-grandchild; Kayden Pease and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister; Beverly Bonville. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5pm-8pm at Church & Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem St., Norwich. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 11am at St. John The Evangelist Church, Maple Ave Uncasville meeting directly at church. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation at or mail to: DVNF1020 19th St NW, Suite 475, Washington, DC 20036. To leave an online condolence, please visit



  • Visitation / Calling Hours Wednesday, January 23, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 24, 2013


  • Burial will be private at the convenience of the family

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February 6, 2013

Hi Roland and Chris-Anne,

It's been a VERY long time since I last saw you two (since we were both working at Domino's).

This may sound VERY weird! But your name just popped into my head this evening. So I wanted to see if I could find you on Facebook, to see what you've been up to these many past years. When I first saw your name referenced, I realized it wasn't you. But when I expanded the article further and found your name also listed as a son of Roland, I realized unfortunately this article was about your Dad passing.

I am truly sorry to hear about your loss!!!!! I wish I could have found your name online in a different way. Take it easy and stay strong, my friend!

Keith Wing
Rochester, NY

Everett & Dorene Hewitt

January 29, 2013

Carol and family, We just heard of you loss and are so sorry. we will keep you all in our prayers and the good memories will live on in our hearts. May God Bless you all.

Allison Bokoff

January 24, 2013

Dear Carol and Family - You all know how dear Roland was to me...My life is forever touched by his genuineness and level of caring for my wellbeing...My heart and thoughts are with you today and always...

Normand & Bernice Rioux

January 23, 2013

Freind, neighbor,family freinds.A great custormer at the old Vic's Restaurant.Roland always had a new storie to tell us, when he came in.You will be missed. Norm & Bernice Rioux

Denise Ethier Dembinski

January 23, 2013

Carol and family, so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. Carol, you perhaps remember me from Hanover. Your sister, Penny, used to watch over me at school. I think of you all from time-to-time and know that you will always have a place in my heart. I would love to hear from either you or Penny some day.

January 23, 2013

To the Gauthier Family, we are very sorry for your loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love Joe, Tania, Nickolas & Olivia

Chris-Ann Gauthier

January 23, 2013

Thank you everyone for your kind words! Reading everyone's posts has been comforting!
Roland Jr, Chris-Ann, Brittnee & Trent

Chris and Jim Gorton

January 22, 2013

Carol and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Rolands passing. Our prays and thoughs are with you in this time of need.

Doug Brown

January 22, 2013

Carol and family sorry for your lose...I have missed seeing You guys over the past years.

January 22, 2013

To the Gauthier family,
Our deepest sympathies to the family of Roland. From the Gately and Manville families'.