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Charles Gouger

1953-2016 Brattleboro Charles Patrick, "Chuck" Gouger, 62 of Schoolhouse Road in East Dummerston, died Tuesday evening at Brattle-boro Memorial Hospital following a courageous battle with melanoma. At the time of his passing he was surrounded by his family. Chuck was born in Brattle boro on June 1, 1953 the son of Henry and Marie (Torrey) Gouger. He was raised and educated in Brattleboro attending Saint Michael's Parochial School and was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School, Class of 1972. For the past seventeen years Chuck had been employed as a bartender for the American Legion, Brattleboro Post #5. He had also worked at the former Agway on Vernon Road for several years and previously as a contractor for various general contracting firms located in the Mid-West, Colorado and Louisiana. He was a communicant of Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Church and was a member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, Brattleboro Lodge #1499, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Brattleboro Aerie #2445 and also held membership with the Friends of the American Legion, Brattleboro Post #5. Of his leisure time activities Chuck enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his Harley-Davidson and playing billiards (pool) and ping-pong which he was considered a champion. He also enjoyed playing cards, especially his weekday poker games with his buddies at the Legion. Chuck was known for his easy going personality, spirit of friendship and generosity always willing to assist anyone in need. He was a loyal friend to many. Survivors include four brothers, Henry "Jack" Gouger of Enfield, N.H., Christopher Gouger of Newfane, Jeffrey and Mark Gouger both of Brattleboro, four sisters, Carolee Blouin of Brattleboro, Nancy Whelan of Guilford, Janis Wellbrock of Siesta Key, FL and Jill Browne of Palmetto, FL. Additionally he leaves many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, several cousins and a large host of friends. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:00 A.M. at Saint Michael's Catholic Church with Fr. James Dodson, pastor, celebrant. Committal Rites and burial will be in the Gouger family lot in Saint Michael's Parish Cemetery. Following the burial services a reception in Chuck's honor will be held at the American Legion on Linden Street hosted by the officers and membership of Post #5. Friends are invited to call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home Friday from 6 to 9 P.M. Memorial contributions in Chuck's name may be made to Saint Michael's School, 47 Walnut Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301, in care of Elaine Beam, principal. To sign an online register book with messages of e-condolence please visit www.atamaniuk.com.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on June 7, 2016
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