Richard Neil Gaudette
October 7, 1937  -  December 10, 2017

Richard Neil Gaudette

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Gaudette, Richard N.
80, Most recently of Gulf Breeze, Florida and formerly of
Coventry, Rhode Island passed away after a short battle
of liver cancer on Sunday, December 10th, 2017 at the
West Florida Covenant Hospice Center in Florida.
He is survived by his beloved wife Joan (Mulhearn) Gaudette
of 57 years. His beloved children, James R. Gaudette of
Massachusetts, Robert E. Gaudette of West Warwick
and a daughter Cathy M. Gaudette of Gulf Breeze,
Florida. As well as six grandchildren, Robert Gaudette Jr.
Nicolle Gaudette, Kaylin Pelletier, Marissa Pelletier,
Alyssa Gaudette and Danielle Gaudette. Richard also
leaves behind a sister, Beverly J. LeBrun and a
Brother in law Arthur LeBrun. Richard was the son of
Clarence and Irene (Maleski) Gaudette. He was employed
as a Manager at Sherwin Williams Company for seven
years and then went on as a Manager at Sears Roebuck
Company in the paint department for 10 years. After that
he started his own business Gaudette Painting Company
for about nineteen years upon retirement. He was a member of
The Knights of Columbus in Coventry for many years. He was
very active throughout his life but his true passion was his
family. He coached the Coventry Babe Ruth Baseball
League for his sons and the Coventry Girls Softball
League for his daughter. An avid golfer since the age of
Fifteen he played up until this past September. He had many
other interests but he loved Golf, Hunting, Fishing and shopping
and spending time with his family. His everlasting Smile and his
quality of bringing humor into our lives and his down to earth
demeanor will be sorely missed.


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  1. Pat Bullock
    West Norriton, PA

    Always felt blessed growing up with great friends and their parents. I always felt welcomed and remember many great days watching the Sox and playing cards. You are all in my prayers.

  2. Jeffrey Clark
    Franklin, TN

    Joanie, Jim, Bobby, and Cathy, I am so sorry our Big Guy is gone. He was a big part of my youth and had many impacts on me personally. I will always remember his soft spoken words of wisdom when he would hear us guys talking it up. I will always remember playing cards at Rose Marie Ave so many nights...usually playing High-Low-Jack. So many memories of laughter and friendship. He will be so missed...

    OTISFIELD, ME 04270,

    I treasure my memories with Dick. He helped move its a wonder he put up with me.
    Great golfer, loved to hunt. We shot many deer. What a smile,laugh. He was the best. I miss him but am lucky I can look back on so much.

  4. Dale Shea
    Warwick, RI

    Joan, Jimmy, Bobby and Cathy,
    We are thinking of all of you with such sadness and sympathy. But, also, remembering so many years of great times spent together. Looking at Dick's picture, it is the perfect image of how I remember him. That little smile and a twinkle in his eyes. What a great guy!

  5. Joan Gaudette
    Gulf Breeze, FL

    You were the most caring husband and father to your children. We had many happy years together through the the good and the bad. Your family always came first to you. Being together for 57 years just showed how much love
    we had together. I will miss you dearly but know you will
    be waiting for me. All my love forever Joan

  6. Janice Moore
    Coventry, RI

    So sorry to learn of Dick's passing. He was a great person. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Janice

  7. Hilary Beagan
    Warwick, RI

    Auntie Joan, Jimmy , Bobby & Cathy, I'm so sorry for your loss! I have so many great memories. When you remember they are always with you! Your all in my thoughts!!

    Best wishes,

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  9. Donald Langlais
    groton, CT

    Family memories will be cherished forever. Sympathy to all.

  10. Susan Reynolds
    Boerne, TX

    Joan and family, Dick surely will be missed by my family, as they remember all the fun times our families had together. We know that it is hurting right now but slowly the hurt goes away and is replaced by love in your heart forever. God Bless you all.

  11. Trish
    Coventry, RI

    To the whole family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have over 40 years of memories with your family in will always remember is dry wit and humor. So happy I was part of his life.

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  13. Mia Johnston
    Cape Coral, FL

    My heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family Cathy.

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  16. Cathy
    Gulf Breeze, FL

    Dad my heart is broken and I miss you so much already that my heart hurts. Thank you so much for loving me and being the best father a daughter could ask for. I promise you that I will take care of Mom for you always. Fly with the Angels Dad...Till I see you again all my love forever xxxxxxxxooooooo

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