Gauthier, Arthur R., 82, died peacefully at Elmhurst Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, Providence, on March 7, 2019.
He is survived by his wife, Diane L. Gauthier. He was also the husband of the late Carol Ann Gauthier who passed away in July 1991. He was the son of the late Eustache J. and Cecile (Fredette) Gauthier. He leaves behind a son, Gregory Gauthier and his wife Therese of Seekonk, MA; a step-son Thomas Pichette and his wife Lynne of Lincoln; a daughter, Mary-Beth Anderson and her husband Ronald of Warwick. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Sarah Follensbee, Spencer Anderson, Rachel Anderson, Patricia Gauthier, Alexandria Pichette, and Zachary Pichette.
Arthur worked for Eastland Savings Bank for over 38 years, retiring as Executive Vice President. In his earlier days Arthur was a Sgt 1st Class in the 118th Battalion of the RI National Guard. During most of his adult life Arthur was involved in the community. He was a member of the Board of Directors at Landmark Medical Center, treasurer of the RI Public Authority, a Paul Harris Fellow recipient with the Woonsocket Rotary Club, as well as serving on numerous other boards for his church and other non-profit entities. He also very much enjoyed being a member of the Turks Head club.
Arthur always enjoyed the outdoors. He was a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and Newport Rifle Club. Arthur and Diane traveled cross country several times as well as visiting places all over the world.
His funeral will be held Thursday, March 14, 2019 beginning with visitation at 10 AM in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 S. Main St., Woonsocket with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, 63 Church St., Slatersville. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Calling will be held Wednesday from 4-7 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Arthur’s name to the charity of your choice. Arthur would appreciate your kindness.