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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 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.   

Condolences (19)
  • Ms. Lynda Bradbury  - Tammy, Thomas
    Dearest Tammy, My deepest sympathy, dear old friend. May Peace be with you and fond Memories comfort you. Big hugs... Thomas, Big hugs...sorry for your loss.
  • Elizabeth McPherson&Gerry Brad  - To Tammy and Family
    We were so sad to see that your Dad passed away. Our sincere condolences to you and your family in this time of sorrow. Know that he is with you and forever will be!
  • Dave & Catherine Dubinsky  - In loving memory...
    Our most sincere condolences, to Rosie, Bridget and the entire family. We will always remember Gus' smiling face and warm handshake. You were all very blessed to share your lives with Gus. May he Rest In Peace. Much love...
  • Bridget Sullivan (Vezina)  - So sorry for your loss
    Gus was such a great guy! My heart goes out to you all. Sending you huge hugs and lots of love from Maine! XO
  • Charna and Ken Zeller  - We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss.
    Thankfully he is no longer struggling or in pain. May you find peace in the knowledge that he loved you all and will always be with you. May your memories help you through your grief.
  • Sandi & Bob Veinote
    Rosie and family, I am so sorry to hear that Gus has passed away. He is now pain free and your angel watching over you. Keep the memories close.
  • Jim & Norma Lucontoni
    Rosie and family Gus was such a great guy. He was our plumber for years. He will be missed. Loved his sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you all find the strength to deal with his passing. Gus - rest in peace - Love Jim and Norma
  • Martha Archibald Boyd  - Dear Naida , Tammy, Tommy & Gary
    I am very sad to hear of Gus's passing. We did not know he was ill. We have so many great memories of Gus going way back to when Tommy & Tammy were babies & we were their babysitters. Barbie , Ginny & I all had "crushes" on Gus which lasted to present day . He always made time to make you feel so special. My Mom Janet was also cared for Gus a great deal. I will always remember his great smile & laugh . He is one of those people who are " unforgettable " & will always have a special place in our hearts. I am sorry for your loss . Take good care . Martha
  • Sue Brien
    Rosie, I'm in town, but leaving tomorrow morning. I wish I could be there for you tomorrow night, but please know I'll be there in spirit. You and Gus were so good to me and I'll never forget him. Sue
  • Edna V Caisse  - Gus
    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Gus was always there when he was needed and even when he wasn't. He will be missed. He is now Resting with the Angels. Rest in Peace my friend.
  • David Furman Sr
    Rosie my sympathy and prayers are with you now and always. Hope to see you all this fall.
  • Annette  - Family
    Gus was an extraordinary man, truly a gem. He would give a stranger the shirt off his back. I will always remember his kindness, those beautiful blue eyes and that special glowing smile. He will be greatly missed but always in our hearts. There are so many who will deeply mourn his passing, a beautiful man with a beautiful family. I love all of you very much and I'm so sorry. May he rest in peace.
  • Diane & Jerry
    My heart is so sad for you and the family. It was so nice spending time with him & his sisters and brother in May at your home. It was a beautiful day for all of us. Great memories. May Gus rest in peace now. God bless you & the family. He will be truly missed.
  • Sue and Jack Brooks
    We will miss Gus and his ever present great sense of humor. He always had a smile and a laugh for one and all. We wish him eternal peace.
  • John Gauthier
    I will miss my brother tremendously, as he was always an inspiration to me. We had lots of laughs fixing leaky pipes. I am happy that he is in a better place, pain free.
  • Joanne Sakalinski
    We will all miss Gus greatly. He was a wonderful and caring family man, and we are saddened by his passing. May he rest in peace. Joanne
  • sandra sapienza  - thomas tammy gary gauthier
    my deep sympathy to you for your loss he was a great dad to you all
  • Elaine andJohn .Cody Montgom e
    Tam your father is no longer in pain .He is free of it.Keep Your memories close to your Heart and Your father will always be with You.We love You ! YOUR Dad is in a better place.
  • Tyler Gauthier  - Gary
    I'm sorry for your loss.
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