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George W. Gauthier Sr.

February 22, 1926July 17, 2020

George W. Gauthier, Sr., age 94, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 17, 2020 at his home in Somerset. He was the husband of the late Thelma (Barlow) Gauthier.

Born in Fall River a son of the late Joseph A. and Agnes (Machie) Gauthier he was a longtime resident of Somerset. A proud 2-year veteran of the United States Army and 30-year veteran of the United States Navy, he served during WWII and the Korean Conflict. George was also a longtime member of the Fleet Reserve Association.

A skilled mechanic, he was the manager of the fleets at Shawmut Mills, Coca-Cola and retired from Clean Harbors in 1989. A loving family man, he enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and the camaraderie with friends. George enjoyed fishing and playing his harmonica, he was a generous man who loved to laugh.

He is survived by his four children, Debra Soares and her husband Clifford of Fort Pierce, Fl, Susan Colando and her husband Peter of Barrington, RI, Pamela Santos and her partner James Souza of Somerset and George W. Gauthier, Jr. and his wife Maureen of Somerset; one sister, Carol Dias; two brothers, Richard and Louis Gauthier; six grandchildren, Matthew Isadore, George W. Gauthier, III and his wife Cora, Thomas R. Gauthier and his wife Stephanie, Karen Gauthier, Michael Santos and Sarah Colando; six great-grandchildren, Aubree Santos, Xavier DaSilva, Nathan Gauthier, Emily Gauthier, Anthony Isadore and Austin Isadore; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by thirteen siblings.

Due to current restrictions his services will be private. Contributions in his honor may be made to the S.P.C.A., 186 Amaral St., Riverside, RI 02915. For condolences, www.waring-sullivan.com.

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Carl Sawejko

July 22, 2020

It was so sad to hear of the passing of George. We have such fond memories of joining him for so many dinners at St. John’s Club in Fall River with Ines “Vavo” De Costa. George also attended many family clamboils and Christmas Eve open houses.

Rest assured that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace...

With Deepest Sympathy,

Carl Sawejko & Suzanne Dore

Barbara Sypko

July 21, 2020

Both David and I are so sorry for your loss. We will miss Uncle George. We would see him on occasion in Burger King. He was always smiling, such a happy sole. He would always call me "Dolly". RIP Uncle, you're sitting right by my Mom's (Dolly) side.

Barbara & David Sypko

PAUL VAILLANCOURT

July 21, 2020

TO GEORGE [THE SON] I JUST WANT TO PASS ON MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO YOU AND THE FAMILY.
WHILE DOING BUSINESS OVER THE YEARS I FEEL A FRIENDSHIP TO YOU SO...........STAY STRONG...!!

Jathy Lawrence

July 20, 2020

I am so very sorry for your loss.
Some of my favorite times when we would Stop by Uncle George and Aunt Thelma and talk and swim in the pool.
Sue and I would sit on the front step and talk and walk up the street to grandmas house
Such great memories
Uncle George you will be missed by all but I sure smiling and playing your harmonica in heaven with auntie and the rest of the family by your side
Love
Kathy

Valerie Hammond

July 19, 2020

Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. I remember all the holidays we all spent together such beautiful memories. He will always be in my heart. Cousin Valerie Hammond

Pauline Monast

July 19, 2020

My thoughts are with you during this time. I'm so sorry for your loss. George will be in our hearts and memories forever. Wishing all the family and friends strength and peace durning this hard time. Aunt Pauline.

Elizabeth DaSilva

July 18, 2020

Gramp you were loved by so many people..... your smile lit up a room and your laugh cheered everyone up.... you will be dearly missed! You were a fighter always have been and you have made all of us so proud 💜 We love you gramp forever and always xoxo Love, Liz, Cam, Xavier, Aubree and Ava ❤️😭 we will miss you see you again soon

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