Cocoa, FL – Donald F. Gauvin, Sr., 68, of Fairview Ave, died Thursday March 5, 2015 at home. He was the loving husband of Ann (Menard) Gauvin. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Rosiare Gauvin and Rita (Walters) Burdick.
Mr. Gauvin worked as a truck driver for many years.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the United States Navy, and was a former member of the American Legion.
Donald is survived by his wife Ann; his son Donald Gauvin, Jr. and his companion Debbie Medeiros and her daughter Riley of Dudley, MA; a daughter Jami Perry and her husband Daniel of Cocoa, FL; cherished friends Heather Moening and Melissa Gauvin whom he thought of as his daughters; a brother Daniel Gauvin of FL; a sister Cheryl Lemieux of Brooklyn; four grandchildren Craig Gauvin, Rebecca Gauvin, Jeffrey Gauvin, and Veronica Perry. He was predeceased by a son Jeffrey Gauvin and a brother Raymond Gauvin.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service to be held on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 11:00am at St. Joseph Cemetery, 18 main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. memorial donations in Donald’s memory may be made to the Hospice of St. Francis, 1250 Grumman Pl., Suite B, Titusville, FL 32780. Burial services have been entrusted to the Valade Funeral Home 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.