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Week of April 11 to April 18, 2024


Pauline Marie Lizotte

July 12, 1946 ~ April 5, 2024 (Age 77)

Pauline (Baraby) Lizotte, of Winchendon, MA, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2024.

Pauline lived a long full life, she was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

She leaves three daughters and one son, Michele St. Louis, and her companion Richard LeBlanc, Samantha Chapman and her husband Chris of Winchendon, David E. Wiltshire, Jr of Athol, Melissa Trimel and her husband Tyson of CT; two step-daughters, Christina Lawrence of Alabama and Tricia Watson of Florida, her grandchildren, John Michael Bovin, Jr., Kameo Gemborys, Zachary Ramos, Kiara Trimel, Angela Helton-Wiltshire, Kimmie, Cassie and Kenneth St. Louis, Jr., Khristina St. Louis, and Alexis Chapman, Brandon Chapman, Alex Lawrence, Amber Notvest, Sydney Watson and Brandon Watson Alyssa Stark Mikey and Jacqui Boudreau and her great-grandchildren, Emma Ramos, Mya Ramos, Sophie Ramos, Christos Ramos and Nevaeh Watson and Zita Casperson.

She is predeceased by a great-grandson, Anthony Tristan Powel, and her brother Richard Baraby. Pauline had many nieces and nephews that she loved.

Pauline had many friends, that became family. Besides her family, she has a special friend of many years, Ms. Edith Penrose of NY, that was her ride or die. Through Pauline's children their friends became Pauline's extra children, they are Jen Stark, Christina Armstrong, and Heidi Bergeron.

Calling Hour for Pauline will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Stone Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon, 01475 There will be a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the GoFundMe

Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor, and Melissa A. McQuaid, funeral directors

Steven R. Gauthier

June 12, 1953 ~ April 8, 2024 (Age 70)

In loving memory of Steven R. Gauthier Sr., who passed away on Monday, April 8, 2024, surrounded by his loving family after bravely battling COPD and cancer for many years. Born on June 12, 1953, Steven attended Murdock High School and was employed as a laborer at National Seat and Rau Brothers.

He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He cherished every moment with his loved ones, leaving behind a legacy of love and resilience. Steven found joy in cheering for New England sports teams, watching wrestling, and his incredible love for his nine grandchildren, who were his pride and joy. Steve left a mark on everyone he met with his witty sense of humor, infectious laugh, his positive outlook despite his illness, and was known for his knack for debating anyone, even those who shared his views, leaving behind a legacy of spirited discussions and intellectual exchange.

He is survived by his loving wife and caregiver, Kelly (Vaillancourt) Gauthier; his son Jason and wife Lea; daughter Brandi and husband Dan; son Steven Jr. and wife Christina; son Timothy; his grandchildren: Eliza, Jorryn, Robbie, Steven III, Gannon, Blake, Sophia, Kasen, and Kenzie; his brother Fremont and wife Jean; sister Linda; and his cat Buster Brown. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fremont and Irene (Lefebvre) Gauthier; his son Christopher Gauthier; sister Gina Brooks; and family dog Babi.

Though Steve may have left this world, his memory will forever live on in our hearts, inspiring us to embrace each day with courage, compassion, optimism, and gratitude. A celebration of his remarkable life will be held in June. In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Steve's memory with a donation to the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society, or a charity close to your heart.