Enjoyed playing cards, watching old westerns, and being silly

Published in the October 18, 2018 edition

NORTH READING — Maurice R. “Moe” Gauthier, 65, of North Reading and formerly of Lowell, died Tuesday, October 9, 2018, after a lengthy illness.

Born in Lowell on October 2, 1953, he was the son of the late Edmond and Jeannette (Labrecque) Gauthier. Moe worked his entire life doing roofing, siding and construction. He spent most of his career working at Thor. He loved his trade and was passionate about his work. Moe would go above and beyond and make wells out of leftover material from the job. He was an incredibly talented man and a hard worker. He has been a resident of North Reading for the last 30 years.

Moe would do anything for anybody. He was very generous and kind. Everyone who knew him loved him. He loved to make people laugh and was so good at it. Moe loved playing cards, being silly, watching old westerns, spending time with his family and sharing a snack with his dog Blue.

Family members include his loving wife of 35 years, Cheryl (MacDonald) Gauthier; sons, Robert Gauthier, Eric Gauthier, and Kevin Gauthier and his wife Jacqueline; his daughter, Danielle Gauthier; brothers, Paul Gauthier and his wife Christine and Leo Gauthier; sisters, Elaine Parent and her husband Albert, Pauline Dubois and her husband Donald, Denise Ivaldi, and Doris Geist and her husband George; grandchildren, Zachary and Kyle Gauthier; sister-in-law, Michelle Gauthier, and numerous nephews and nieces.

His funeral was held from the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading on Monday, October 15, followed by a funeral Mass at St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter Street (Rt. 62), North Reading. Calling hours were held on Sunday, October 14. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, North Reading.

Memorial donations may be made in his memory to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. www.croswellfuneralhome.com.