Andover — Raymond J. Gaudet, 89, lifelong resident of Andover, passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, on Sunday, December 29, 2013.
Raymond was born in Andover to the late Joseph and Jacqueline (Doucette) Gaudet. He is survived by his son, Thomas, of Andover, his caregiver, with whom he resided, and his son, William, and his partner Rosa Cabrera of Sandown, N.H.; five grandchildren, Andrew Gaudet, James Gaudet, Michael Gaudet, Kayla Gaudet, and Jacqueline Gaudet; and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Catherine Cardinal of Dover, N.H., and Lucille (Joseph) Abreu of Atkinson, N.H.; and brothers, Amedie Gaudet of Arizona, and Alfred Gaudet (Vera) of Northwood, N.H.; along with several nieces and nephews.
Educated in local schools, Raymond served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a torpedo man aboard the U.S.S. Banqust. After his honorable discharge in 1948, Raymond obtained his electrician certification and spent his career at the former Western Electric/Lucent Technologies in North Andover, retiring in 1982 as a part of the management team.
A lifelong, avid golfer, Raymond was a member of the Far Corner Golf Course in Boxford, Mass., where in 1999, he hit a hole in one.
Thomas would like to thank the staff of the memory compass unit at Methuen Village and the Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston for the care and comfort they extended to Raymond during the last several weeks of his life. He was truly blessed to have been in their care!
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass, followed by burial at Sacred Heart cemetery, will take place in the Spring. Arrangements are being conducted by the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 N. Main St. Andover, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Raymond's name to the Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts Chapter, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472, or Care Dimension's, 75 Sylvan St. Danvers MA 01923.