LISBON — Timothy Gaudet of Lisbon passed away suddenly Friday, Feb. 17, from an apparent heart attack.

He was born in Bath, the son of Lorraine T. Gaudet. After graduating from Morse High School, Class of 1971, Tim earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine, Machias.

He taught school for many years in Bath. Later, Tim moved to West Palm Beach, Fla., and was a teacher with the Palm Beach County school department. Returning to Maine, Tim was employed at Lisbon Middle School and ran the school library there. He was well-liked and respected by the staff and students and often spoke of his teaching and projects he undertook there.

Tim was predeceased by his parents and brother, Tyler Gaudet.

Timothy’s other interest and love was antiques. He was a knowledgeable and respected antique dealer, specializing in Royal Bayreuth and cut-glass products. Tim actually started buying and selling antiques when he was just 11 years old. He was written up in the Antique Digest as a specialist in this area. He displayed his antiques at several consignment shops and antique shows. Tim was well-known in Maine and Brimfield, Mass., where he did their shows. He also had an active eBay account where he bought and sold many items. Tim could look at a piece of cut glass and tell you almost exactly what it was worth, where it was made and by whom.

Tim had many friends throughout Maine. He loved Halloween, when he would dress up in a funny costume and attend a party with friends, usually taking the award for most original costume. He loved going to Portland and having the fried haddock dinner at Becky’s Diner.

Tim decorated his home in style for the holidays and though he did not like the cold weather, he made his home festive and warm.

Timothy Gaudet

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