David W. GaucherAugust 18, 1958 ~ July 12, 2017 (age 58)
CHERRY VALLEY - David W. Gaucher, 58, of Cherry Valley, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Worcester surrounded by his loving family after suffering cardiac arrest due to complications from a fractured cervical vertebrae after a fall at home on July 6, 2017.
David will be forever loved and missed by his wife of 18 years, Kathleen (Dirsa) Gaucher. They had been together for 30 years; four daughters, Destiny Gaucher of Putnam, CT, his dancer Megan Gaucher, twins Sarah and Hannah Gaucher, at home in Cherry Valley; four sisters, Hope Kunz and her husband Richard of Ballston Spa, NY, Donna Pointer and her husband Rick of Maricopa, AZ, Deborah Kelley and her husband Royce of Bandon, Oregon, and Ramona DiBenedetto and her fiancé Mark Mrzyglod of Charlton; two grandchildren, Saige and Raihden Albino of Putnam, CT; many nieces and nephews. He was born in Southbridge, son of Raymond J. and Mary L. (Hilton) Gaucher. He grew up on Brookfield Road in Charlton in the home his father built. He graduated from Bay Path Regional in 1976.
David found a passion working with his hands. He was in the construction industry for many years and did everything from framing to finish work most recently in the Dudley area. He took great pride in all he created and was well known for his meticulous attention to detail. He enjoyed tinkering, repurposing the old back to life and he could fix anything.
Before leaving construction due to a disability he built out two beautiful salons for his wife, so proud to help her open her own business. Most recently in his retirement his focus was on supporting his wife and children in all their activities in any way he could. He was a loving husband and friend and Daddy to his children and his family meant everything to him. He had a great sense of humor, always made us laugh and was fiercely protective. David loved his country and was proud to be an American. He will be deeply and forever missed. As an organ donor David has already improved the lives of at least three recipients.
His family would like to thank the staff of St.VIncent's Hospital for their compassionate care of David and his family.
Per his wishes there will be no services. A celebration of life will be held Friday, August 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm on David's 59th birthday at the Leicester Rod and Gun Club 1015 Whittemore St. Leicester. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gaucher Children Fund at Hometown Bank, 569 Southbridge St. Auburn Ma 01501. Rice Funeral Home, 300 Park Ave, Worcester, is in care of arrangements.