Charles E. Gaudet, Sr. Print E-mail

Charles E. Gaudet, Sr.

Beloved husband, Dad, Papa, father-in law, brother, uncle, cousin;

With great sorrow, we are announcing the passing of Charles E. Gaudet, Sr. He passed away February 22, 2023, after a nine-month battle with Glioblastoma Unmethylated Malignant Brain Cancer. Charlie was 69 years old.

Charlie was born in Arlington, Massachusetts to the late Victor A Gaudet, Sr., and the late Mary Margaret (Regan) Gaudet Iandosca on June 20, 1953.

He was raised in Woburn, Massachusetts. He graduated from Woburn High School and was a star athlete winning many titles on the wrestling team. Charlie attended Northeastern University and graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a degree in Architectural Engineering.

Charlie was an Entrepreneur in the Construction and Real Estate Industry.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 48 years, Louise A. (St. Hilaire) Gaudet, and their children Charles E. Gaudet, II (Heather), Christopher A Gaudet, Sr. (Ting), Jolie D. Gorman (Casey), and Jon-Ross M. Gaudet (Sara). Charlie "Papa" idolized, forever cherished, and loved his nine grandchildren, Branson, Sage, Sabrina, Christopher Jr, Waverley, Jackson, Brooke, Scarlett, and Vivienne. He is survived by his siblings and their families, Cathy Peterson, Allison Gaudet, Michael Gaudet, Victor Gaudet, Jr., and Stephen Gaudet. He was the brother of the late Edward Gaudet. He also is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Paul and Susan St. Hilaire, Denise and Philip Hua, Daniel Delorey, Judy Gaudet, and Flora Gaudet. Charlie was predeceased by his parents, and his sisters and brother-in-law Col. Frank Collins, Claudette St. Hilaire Collins, and Diane St. Hilaire Delorey.

Charlie, Louise, and his family lived in MA and NH. Charlie's love for any outdoor and water activity brought him to the beautiful waters of Lake Winnipesaukee.

Charlie had an unquenchable thirst for water sports, especially "Barefootin", and boating.  He was also passionate about health and fitness. You could be sure he would never turn down a good challenge no matter what that may be. Everyone has a great story to tell. Charlie was authentically and wholeheartedly there for all those in his life. He had very strong values, always everything with honesty and integrity.  He was well-liked by everyone, mostly due to his positive high energy, his loyalty, and trustworthiness. Charlie always made time to help others.

His legacy will carry on forever reminding us to choose to live a life of meaningful acts of love and service. There are no words that express the greatness of this man or how grateful and blessed we are to have been able to call him husband, Dad, Papa, friend, brother, Uncle, and Cousin. Charlie was a hardworking man of strong character and an exceptional sense of loyalty and trustworthiness.  Charlie's love for his wife and family and all those who were close to him are his legacies of lifetime memories and are a wonderful tribute to his life.

The family of Charlie would like to thank Novacure-Optune of Portsmouth, NH, Wentworth-Douglas Hospital Cancer Center in Dover NH, Mass General Brigham Hospital, Dana Faber, Brigham and Women's Hospital of Boston, his Oncology Surgeons, Team of Oncology Doctors and Nurses, and The Hospice Team of Doctors and Nurses for their compassionate care during Charlie's 9-month battle with cancer.

It was Charlie's wish that services be private with no calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time. E-condolences at Those wishing to make donations in Charlie's memory can be made to one of the cancer centers: giving, and Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL- MA (978) 458-8768.


Condolences (7)
  • Kai-Wesley Kunz  - Mentored
    Charlie was a great mentor that freely gave priceless advice that I used successfully. He taught me a lot and was very honest and helpful in many ways. He is missed
  • Shirley Hawkes
    Loving thoughts to all the family and wonderful memories.
  • Doug Margerison
    I was so sad to here of Charlie's passing. He will always hold a place in my heart and mind. My memories of the lake, getting up at the crack of dawn while the water was still....perfect time for a barefoot run....just one of the many memories of your family. I remember it all like it was yesterday.... To all of the Gaudet family, I am so sorry for your loss.
  • Candace & Sebastian Tordonato
    We were saddened to hear of Charlie's passing. We would often see him boating, skiing or walking. Please accept the condolences of our entire family.
  • Stephen Gaudet  - Charles Gaudet
    Charlie was a great role model; I watched and learned a lot from him. Taken too early in life.
  • Cathy peterson
    Charlie you were the best big brother, you will truly be missed
  • George Skaff
    He will truly be missed!! God's speed, my friend!
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