AUGUSTA — Rosaire G. Gauthier, born on Jan. 7, 1930, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 6, after a long illness. He was born in Canada to the Late Alfred and Felixiene (Pacquet) Gauthier. He was a cook for the lumberman at the age of 14. He later joined the Army and served in the Korean Conflict. In 1957 he married Lucia Nadeau and lived in Naugatuck, Conn. for the next 24 years before moving to Greene.

He spent the majority of that time working as a steel fabricator, helping build sculptures at Segre’s Iron Works for famous artist Alexander Calder. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and making maple syrup. Rosaire was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles since 1959, and served as president and many other titles during that time, and was also a member of the American Legion.

Besides his wife, Lucia, of 60 years he is survived by three brothers and sisters, Marguerit Panadis and husband, Claude of Odanak, Quebec, Evelyne Grimmel of West Paris and Victor Gauthier of Skowhegan; two sister-in-laws, Arlene Gauthier of Minot and Bernice Gauthier of Lewiston; five children, Diane Seymour and husband, Raymond of Jacksonville, Ill., Nancy Gauthier of Biddeford, Shirley Daigle and husband, Bob of Lewiston, Sharon Higgins and husband, Terry of Kirkland, Ontario and Robert Gauthier of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Ute Gauthier of Germany; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Felixiene; brothers, Marcel, Clement, Gabriel and Claude; sisters, Yolande, Rose and Angie; a daughter, Donna Marie; and a son, Gary. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Online condolences and sharing and memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.

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