Arthur W. “Gus” Gauthier
Loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, 78
Arthur W. “Gus” Gauthier, 78, of Hudson, New Hampshire, formerly of Lowell, died Thursday, August 4th at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, with his loving family by his side following a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Roseann (Quinn) Gauthier who survives him.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 27, 1938, a son of the late Armand R. and the late Aurore (Fortier) Gauthier, he received his education in the Lowell school system.
Before retiring, Gus was a very well-known and successful plumber and was owner and operator of Gus Gauthier Plumbing and Heating in Lowell for many years.
Among his many activities, Gus was an accomplished licensed airplane pilot and boasted many flights out of the former Tew-Mac Airport in Tewksbury. He also enjoyed boating, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, watching television and frequent trips to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.
In addition to his wife Rosie, Gus is survived by two daughters Tammy A. Gauthier and her fiancé Ricky Routhier of Litchfield, NH and Bridget A. Dowling of Dracut, MA; three sons Thomas J. Gauthier and his wife Kelly of Hudson, NH, Gary A. Gauthier and his companion Celia Otero of Lowell, MA and William A. Dowling and his wife Jeanne of Norfolk, MA; ten grandchildren; three sisters Blanche Mahaleris of Pelham, NH, Jean Robey and her husband Donald of Pelham, NH and Lorraine Gomes and her husband John of Dracut, MA; a brother John Gauthier and his companion Joanne Sakelinski of Dracut, MA; his former wife Naida “Rusty” Gauthier of Dracut, MA; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
He was also brother of the late Armand Gauthier and brother-in-law of the late Charles Mahaleris.
Relatives and friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher for a Memorial Visitation from 3 to 7 P.M. on Tuesday. Funeral and Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Boston Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.