Chester A. Gautreau
BRADENTON, FL -- Chester A. Gautreau, 85, of Palmetto Florida, formerly of Rumford, died on June 9, 2011 at Braden River Care in Bradenton, FL following a long illness.
He was born in Rumford in September 1925, a son of William and Rose (Chabot) Gautreau. Chester was educated in Rumford schools.
He served in the US Army during WWII, and served in the Battle of the Bulge.
Chester was employed for 33.5 years with Oxford Paper Company.
Chester lived in Rumford most of his life and following retirement in 1975 has resided in Palmetto, FL. He worked setting up mobile homes in the park where he lived.
He was a communicant of Holy Cross Church in Florida.
Chester was a member of the LeParesseux Snowshoe Club, the American Legion, and Past Commander of the VFW. He enjoyed golfing, boating and fishing and hunting.
Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Theresa (Arsenault) Gautreau of Palmetto, FL; a brother, Erene Gautreau of Rumford; a sister, Alfreda Bernard of Rumford; a special niece, Jeannette (Arsenault) Mason of Harpswell; and several other nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, William Gautreau; and three sisters, Lorraine Arsenault, Marjorie Coulombe, and Geraldine Lyons.
Visiting hours will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at SG Thibault Funeral Home, with services by the VFW and the American Legion at 1:15 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Chester’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter, 170 U.S. Rt. One, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105.