May 3, 1933 - June 26, 2020
A Graveside Service with military honors will be held for his family at a later date at the So. Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale. A Celebration of Paul's life and memorial service will be held for family and friends at the First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport in May 2021.
Paul Gauthier passed peacefully late Friday, June 26, 2020, at home as his loving wife, Joan, of 63 years, held his hand and shared stories of his past. Paul, 87 years young, lived a committed life pursuing his goals of helping others and family.
Paul served for four years during the Korean Conflict as a corpsman in the Navy and Marine Corps. After serving he worked as a master machinist by trade and, along with his wife, opened their home to young people in need.
Throughout his life, Paul generously and wholeheartedly served the community. He held multiple positions at First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport, including his latest and fondest passion for collecting and recording the Churches 200-year history. Paul also enjoyed time spent with neighbors driving for Meals on Wheels and bringing seniors and disabled community members to their appointments. As a longtime resident of Keywood Manor Village, he volunteered his time in numerous positions including community librarian, activities council member, creating and maintaining the community recycling trailer, and, his all-time favorite, calling Bingo nights.
Paul was born in 1933 in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was predeceased by his loving father, Philip L. Gauthier and mother, Julienne M. Gauthier, brothers, Henry Gauthier and Roland Gauthier, and sister Doris Goodwill. He is survived and adoringly remembered by his beloved wife, Joan Gauthier, his sister, Claire Tallard, brother, Philip Gauthier, sisters Beatrice Wilkerson and Gertrude Gauthier and his many nieces and nephews.
Family and Friends will miss Paul’s warm smile, never say no energy, quick wit, and enthusiasm for life.
A Graveside Service with military honors will be held for the family at Southern Maine Veteran Cemetery in Springvale, Maine at a future date. A Celebration of Paul’s life and memorial service will be held for family and friends at the First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport in May 2021.
In keeping with Paul’s generous spirit, the family urges those planning an expression of sympathy to consider sending a memorial contribution to Paul’s favorite organizations: Community Outreach Services of Kennebunk, P.O. Box 1175, Kennebunk, ME 04043 and/or Shaker Museum of Alfred, P.O. Box 873, Alfred, ME 04002.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.