Hilda Gaudreau

February 22, 1921January 28, 2018

Hilda (Mello) Gaudreau, age 96, of Somerset, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late William R. Gaudreau.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Manuel R. and Maria (Medeiros) Mello, she was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, Class of 1938. Mrs. Gaudreau was employed as a Dispatcher for the Somerset Police Department before retiring in 1986.

A communicant of St. Thomas More Church, she attended several prayer groups and taught CCD at the church for many years. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.

She is survived by two sons, Raymond C. Gaudreau and his wife Marilyn, Geoffrey Gaudreau; one grandson, Craig Gaudreau all of Somerset; two great-grandsons, Tyler and Noah Gaudreau and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Manuel R. Mello and Mary "Mamie" Silvia.

Her visitation will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 9:15 to 10:15 AM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Rose E. Sullivan, 866 County St., Somerset, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30AM in St. Thomas More Church, 386 Luther Ave., Somerset. Relatives and friends invited. Contributions in her honor may be made to St. Thomas More Church, 386 Luther Ave., Somerset, MA 02726. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River.


  • Visitation Friday, February 2, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, February 2, 2018
  • Burial Friday, February 2, 2018

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Robert Gaudreau

February 4, 2018

Sorry to have read of the passing of your Mom
Be Well
Bob Gaudreau

Shirley Martin

February 2, 2018

Dear Geoff,

I am so sad to read the passing of your mother. She was a special lady. We became friends since my mother was also a resident. We enjoyed many visits together over the years. My mom Olivia "Olive" Martin passed away December 8, 2017 and I know how heartbreaking the loss is. May God help you through your loss.

Chief Stephen Rivard , SFD (ret)

January 31, 2018

Dear Gadreau family,
As a young firefighter for the town of Somerset, I had many interactions with your mother. I will always remember her as a very kind and caring person. May she Rest In Peace.

Chief James & Joan Smith (Ret.)

January 31, 2018

Ray and Geoff, we were saddened to read of the passing of your mother. She was such a wonderful woman and we are blessed for having known her.

I did managed to visit her a couple of times while she was in the nursing home and we were able to reminisce about working together at the PD. I cherish those memories.

Unfortunately, we are traveling out of state and unable to attend her funeral service. Please accept our deepest condolences.

Randy Flanagan

January 31, 2018

Ray, so sorry for the passing of your Mom. May she rest in peace with my Mom in Heaven.

Randy Flanagan
class of '63'

January 31, 2018

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. I enjoyed talking with her when I visited my mom. Hilda always had a smile for me, and had a genuine concern for those around her. I am so glad I got to know her. May God comfort you and your family in the days to come. Donna, Lorraine's daughter

Kristina Waters

January 30, 2018

Love, Kristina

Kristina Waters

January 30, 2018

May god bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I worked at Sarah Brayton with Hilda and she became a great companion who everyone called my pretend, Vavo. I loved her very much, and I made it a point every day to visit with her, give her a kiss and say hello whenever I walked by her unit. For every holiday, we did a special craft and had our own celebration. I smothered her with stuffed animals, jewelry and an occasional picture of herself and I. Hilda even met my mother, grandmother and boyfriend and every day she asked how they were doing. She will be greatly missed. I love you forever, Hilda, I hope you liked your most recent stuffed animal I gave you last week. Please give my Papa Alfred in heaven a hug like you promised! Love and miss your little pretend granddaughter, Kristina