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Richard P. Gaudette, 81,

Richard P. Gaudette, 81, of Marlboro died peacefully surrounded by his family on January 2, 2024. He was the husband of the late Marilyn (Ross) Gaudette who passed away in 2011. They were married for 45 years. Richard was also a resident of Milford for 50 years prior to his recent relocation to Marlboro.            

Mr. Gaudette was born in Spencer, MA in 1942, the son of the late Roland and Jeannette (Ledoux) Gaudette. He was a graduate of David Prouty High School in Spencer and received a BS in Education from Assumption College. Mr. Gaudette was a long-time teacher in the Natick school district, teaching French at the high school before moving to the position of Vice Principal later in his career. Mr. Gaudette was heavily involved with the National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL), a speech and debate league, serving as the executive secretary and treasurer for 26 years from 1982 to 2008. The Richard Gaudette NCFL Service Award was established in his honor as a lifetime achievement award for one honoree per year. Richard was also the director for Natick Drama Workshop from 1972-1983 and thoroughly enjoyed working with children for these productions. Mr. Gaudette was also a long-time member of the St. Mary’s Parish in Milford and sang in the choir for many years as well as serving as a lector. Additional interests involved travelling and spending time with family, particularly at the family lake house in East Brookfield. He was also a frequent spectator and avid fan at his grandchildren’s sporting events and activities.            

Richard is survived by his two sons, Dr. Brian Gaudette and wife Dr. Deb Fuller of East Greenwich, RI, Keith Gaudette and wife Jennifer of Marlboro; three brothers, Roland “Fan” Gaudette and wife Joanie of S. Hadley, MA, John Gaudette and wife Marilyn of Spencer, MA and Paul Gaudette and wife Dorothy of Las Vegas, NV; Five grandchildren, Eric, Alexa, Mason, Max, and Emerson as well as many nieces and nephews.           

  Calling hours will be celebrated on Friday, January 12 from 4-7pm at Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water Street, Milford, MA. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 13 at 10am at St. Mary’s Church, 17 Winter Street, Milford, MA. There will be a private burial at the request of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.


Guest Book

To the entire Gaudette family, and specifically to Brian and Deb, and Keith and Jen and your children, my deepest sympathies for the loss of your father and their grandfather. He will be deeply missed! 🙏
Phil Cognetta and family


To the Gaudette family. Our sincere condolences upon Dick’s passing. I remember our high school days together. Will remember him in our prayers.
Tom & Nancy Hemenway


I will miss his funny faces and many humorous remarks at the diner table at New Horizons. May you rest in peace. Dick
Mary Lee


My sympathy to the Gaudette family. 🙏
Madeline Plante Lennon


My sympathy to the Gaudette family. 🙏
Madeline Plante Lennon


Our sincere condolences to Richard’s family. I was a former classmate of Richard & Marilyn at Prouty. During our high school years we shared our love of music & Art & had such great times preparing for Proms & glee club . Wonderful dancer also. It was great to read of his many accomplishments. I now live in the Carolinas & cannot make the funeral but Will remember him in my prayers 🙏🏻
Marilyn (Swallow) Charbonneau


Our sincere condolences to Richard’s family. I was a former classmate of Richard & Marilyn at Prouty. During our high school years we shared our love of music & Art & had such great times preparing for Proms & glee club . Wonderful dancer also. It was great to read of his many accomplishments. I now live in the Carolinas & cannot make the funeral but Will remember him in my prayers 🙏🏻
Marilyn (Swallow) Charbonneau


RIP Dick, You were a long-time friend, classmste and fellow Bluenote. I cherish the memories together from Childhood through our Seasoned Citizen days. Thanks for all of your contributions to your communities. Mike Berard
Mike Berard


I had him in high school for French. He was an excellent teacher and a great person!! RIP Mr. Gaudette.
Joe Kane - NHS Class of 1976


To all the Gaudettes and their families, I am so sorry on the loss of Richard. He truly was a wonderful friend and grandfather. He never missed a sporting event and drove whatever distance he had to do to get there on his own. I will truly miss you Richard sitting at your side at some of these events and sharing our 3 wonderful grandchildren. I enjoyed spending time with you at all the family events also. We will really miss you forever at the lake house also. Sandy Baker
Sandy Baker


Your Dad was a kind soul. Very sorry for your loss.
Christine Freeman


Keith, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Donny
Don Landry


Our sincerest sympathies on the loss of your brother, Cheryl and Bob Benoit
Cheryl Benoit


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