GAUDET, Robert F.
Robert F. Gaudet, 87, of West Palm Beach, FL, formerly of Newington, died peacefully at Manchester Memorial Hospital on Sunday, (August 18, 2013) with his children at his side. He was the loving husband of Nadine (Gray) Gaudet. Born in Hartford, he raised his family in Newington before moving to Florida 26 years ago. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy. Robert had a passion for all things sports. He loved baseball and football and was an umpire with the Newington Little League for many years, but enjoyed nothing more than watching his grandkids play sports. He was a true master woodworker, loved going to the beach and swimming in the ocean and enjoyed eating at Benny's on the beach. In addition to his beloved wife Nadine; he leaves his children, Robert J. Gaudet of Colchester and Lori LaForge and her husband Kenneth of Ellington; his grandchildren, Mitchell and Tyler LaForge and Melanie and Nicole Gaudet; and his godson Michael Fongemie of Wellington, FL.
Robert's funeral service will begin on Friday, August 23, at 11 a.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave. in Newington, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Spirit Church in Newington. He will be laid to rest in West Meadow cemetery in Newington, immediately following the Mass. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday from 10-11 a.m. at Newington Memorial. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert's name may be directed to Ellington Little League, P.O. Box 274, Ellington, CT 06029. To share a memory with his family, please visit us at www.newingtonmemorial.com.