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Daniel R. Gauthier

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SHAFTSBURY -- Daniel R. Gauthier, 37, a resident of Meadow Lane, died unexpectedly on Monday, March 6, 2006, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

He was born in Bennington on Sept. 8, 1968. He was the son of Dennis R. and Donna (Galli) Gauthier. He received his education in Bennington and was a 1986 graduate of Mount Anthony Union High School.

He married the former Heather McKeighan on July 4, 2006, in Bennington.

Following high school, Dan began his career in sales at Woolworth’s in Bennington. He later went to work at JC Penney’s and Sears. Dan also operated Dan’s Stop and Go on Benmont Avenue and was most recently employed at Bennington Subaru.

Dan enjoyed golf, his dog “Mickey” and raising birds. He loved to tell jokes and to make people laugh. His family and children were his main interest.

Survivors include his wife, Heather Gauthier, of Shaftsbury; his children, Greer and Ayden Gauthier of North Bennington; his parents, Dennis and Donna Gauthier of Bennington; a brother, Dane Gauthier, and his wife, Stephanie Rogers Gauthier, of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; his maternal grandfather, John Galli of Arlington; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, David and Mary Mc-Keighan of Shaftsbury; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, William and Melissa Elwell of Pittstown, N.Y., and Jennifer and Peter Becker of Arlington; a niece, Ali Elwell, and a nephew, Will Elwell, both of Pittstown, N.Y.; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Robert and Evelyn Gauthier, and his maternal grandmother, Betty Galli.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Daniel will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Friday, March 10, 2006, at 11 a.m. with Dan’s brother-in-law, William J. Elwell, pastor of the Pittstown/Melrose United Metho-dist Church, officiating.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral on Thursday, March 9, from 4 to 7 p.m., when the family will be in attendance.

The burial will take place in the family lot in Saint Columbans Cemetery in Arlington at the convenience of the family.

Contributions in memory of Daniel R. Gauthier may be made to the Bennington Relay for Life through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2006
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