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Official Obituary of: Howard R. “Howie” Gaudette on October 18, 2021

Howard R. “Howie” Gaudette on October 18, 2021

Attleboro – Howard R. “Howie” Gaudette passed away on October 18, 2021 at the age of 88.  He was the loving husband of Marlene (Turcotte) Gaudette to whom he was married to for 65        Years.

Howie’s battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile.  Despite the battle, Howie came out a hero and stayed strong until the end.

Born December 22, 1932 in Warwick, RI, he was the son of the late Douglas and Glorianna (Fournier) Gaudette.

Howie attended the North Attleboro Schools and was a graduate of Bordentown Prep School in New Jersey.

He resided in North Attleboro until moving to The Branches for a brief period and then spent the last two and a half years at Life Care Center of Attleboro.

Howie was an insurance salesman and staff manager for John Hancock Insurance Company for 22 years before his retirement.  He qualified and was  awarded numerous trips while working for John Hancock.  He previously worked for Douglas Liquors and Gaudette Leather, which were family owned businesses.

He was a longtime communicant of St. Mary’s Church in North Attleboro, where he taught CCD, was a member of Saint Vincent De Paul Society and served as their treasurer, and had the honor of being a recipient of the Marian Medal. 

Howie enjoyed playing golf, watching the birds, and swimming.  He enjoyed many summers with his family on Cape Cod but he especially loved the time he spent with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Marlene, Howie is survived by his two daughters:  Jeannine Knobel and her companion James Bazzinotti of North Attleboro and Lori Dunn and her husband Ron of Attleboro;  his grandchildren:  Brittany Palacios and her husband Christopher of Cumberland, RI; Garrett Dunn of Lincoln, MA; Cameron Dunn of Attleboro, Andrew Knobel of North Attleboro, and Emily Knobel of Worcester, MA; his sisters:  Carol Kaczmarek and her husband Alan of Florida; Marilyn Lafratta and her husband Paul of North Attleboro; Elizabeth Monty and her husband William of Falmouth, MA and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He also leaves his devoted dog Abie.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the people of Life Care Center of Attleboro for their loving care and support during Howie’s final days.

Visiting hours for Howie will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021 in the Sperry McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro from 5 to 8 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the Transfiguration of the Lord Parish at St. Mary’s Church, 14 Park Street, North Attleboro at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021.  A burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.

To sign an online guestbook for Howie, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.

 

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  • [b] Marie and Harold Crossley[/b]- Dear Marlene,  Jeanne, Lori, Carol, Marilyn, Betsy and all your family.  We are so sorry for your loss.
      Howie brought much joy to all who knew him.  May He rest in peace in the palm of God.s Hand. Our prayers  are with you all.
                                                                        LOVE,  Your Cousin, 
                                                                    

          

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the family, he was quite the character and always fun to be around. May you Rest in Peace for always Howie. 

  • To the entire Gaudette family, please accept our most sincerest sympathies. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. 
    Love,
    Rick and Beth

  • Lori my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today.  Your father sounded like a wonderful person. ♥️

  • So proud to have been your sister. OMG, I am so devastated by your passing. At least I got to see you at Life Care when we were up for our recent visit. Got in a special hug before I left to go back to Florida. Rest in peace Howie. I love you!

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all he was a wonderful man always left me with a smile on my face with his great sense of humor he will be missed MAY HE REST IN PEACE with Aunt Glory and Uncle Da♥️

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you all he was a wonderful man always left me with a smile on my face with his great sense of humor he will be missed MAY HE REST IN PEACE with Aunt Glory and Uncle Da♥️

  2. So proud to have been your sister. OMG, I am so devastated by your passing. At least I got to see you at Life Care when we were up for our recent visit. Got in a special hug before I left to go back to Florida. Rest in peace Howie. I love you!

  3. Lori my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today.  Your father sounded like a wonderful person. ♥️

  4. To the entire Gaudette family, please accept our most sincerest sympathies. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. 
    Love,
    Rick and Beth

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, he was quite the character and always fun to be around. May you Rest in Peace for always Howie. 

  6. [b] Marie and Harold Crossley[/b]- Dear Marlene,  Jeanne, Lori, Carol, Marilyn, Betsy and all your family.  We are so sorry for your loss.
      Howie brought much joy to all who knew him.  May He rest in peace in the palm of God.s Hand. Our prayers  are with you all.
                                                                        LOVE,  Your Cousin, 
                                                                    

          

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