He leaves his wife of 51 years, Joan A. (Spain) Gaucher; three daughters, Cynthia Harrison of Worcester, Cheryl A. Cicero and her husband, Anthony, of Kittery, Maine, and Cathleen E. Senecal of Bangor, Maine; one son, Charles K. Gaucher and his wife, Betsy, of China; a sister, Eleanor Phillips of Falmouth; a sister-in-law, Margaret Gaucher of Shrewsbury; six grandchildren, Lisa, Joseph, Crystal, Alexas, Sean and William; two great-grandchildren, Alexander and Lennon; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Gregory, and a brother, Robert L. Gaucher.
Born in Worcester and raised in Shrewsbury, he was the son of the late William and Dorothy (Adams) Gaucher. He graduated from Shrewsbury High School and later served his country with the Unites States Army.
Mr. Gaucher had worked for many years as a land surveyor, retiring from McMannis in 2010. He was an active and proud member of Wellspring United Methodist Church in Shrewsbury. He was an avid reader and was a daily visitor at the Shrewsbury Public Library. He was also a dedicated sports enthusiast.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Mr. Gaucher's family Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury. A service celebrating his life will be held Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow in Mountain View Cemetery of Shrewsbury.