Dorothy M. Gaumont R.N.
1933 - 2021
BORN
1933
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
McKenna-Ouellette D'Amato - A Life Celebration Home
327 Hildreth Street
Lowell, MA
Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother & friend

LOWELL

Dorothy M. "Dottie" (Hamel) Gaumont, RN, 88, a lifelong resident of Lowell, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, April 30, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry A. Gaumont, Sr., with whom she shared 53 years of marriage prior to his passing in 2009.

Born in Lowell on March 3, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Roland H. and Marie Diane (Lavoie) Hamel and grew up in the Highlands section of the city before she and Henry made their home in Belvidere.

Dottie was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy, Class of 1950, and St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1953, embarking on a long, satisfying and very successful career as a Registered Nurse, and as the owner and operator of The Lowell Registry for Private Duty Nurses & Aides. She was proud to provide care for many patients and their families in the Greater Lowell area for over 40 years. Dedicated to making a comfortable environment for those needing medical care at home, she remained active until just recently when illness forced her retirement. She maintained her involvement with the St. Joseph's Hospital School Nursing Sodality and was instrumental in planning their gatherings and reunions over the years.

While raising her children, Dottie was an active member of the PTAs for the various schools that her children attended and enjoyed being a Den Mother for her son's Boy Scout troop.

She and her husband Henry were well known in the square dancing circuit as members of the Alpine Squares of Chelmsford. She had a wonderful passion for oil painting and was a very talented artist. She loved adventures, travel, and could be counted on to light up any gathering, whether it was bowling, card playing, trips to the casino, simply hosting an impromptu party or socializing with her family and many friends.

Dottie was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church and was a former president of the Immaculate Conception Women's Sodality.

Most important to Dottie was spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends, especially at their summer lake house on Cobbetts Pond.

She leaves four loving children, Henry A. Gaumont, Jr. and his spouse Lucille (Roux) of Windham, NH, Nancy Wynne and her spouse Robert of Brewster, Debra M. Barbo of Yarmouth Port, and Michelle M. Skolnik and her spouse Kathleen of East Dennis; seven grandchildren, Aaron and Rachel Gaumont, both of Windham, NH, Ian Barbo and his wife Laura of Chicago, IL, Andy Barbo and his wife Amanda of Portland, ME, Becky Dodge and her husband Jared of Niantic, CT, Seth Wynne of Cambridgeport and Christopher Skolnik of East Dennis; three and three-quarters great grandchildren, Maggie Jean and Caroline Dorothy Barbo, both of Chicago, IL, Sadie Ann Barbo of Portland, ME, and a player to be named later, of Niantic, CT; a beloved brother-in-law, Leo LeMay of Dracut; also many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Richard Barbo as well as her brother, Gerald Hamel and his wife, Angela. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute who helped guide Dottie and her family through a drug trial that blessed them with an extra two years of fun to an already full life. Dottie was very proud to participate in the successful study of LOXO-292 that will go on to help extend the life of others who are diagnosed with the same type cancer.

Relatives and friends are invited to Dottie's Life Celebration on Wednesday, May 5, from 3 until 7 PM at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday morning, May 6, at 11:30 AM in the Immaculate Conception Church. Due to health requirements, face coverings and social distancing are required at both the Funeral Home and Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843. For directions or condolences, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com



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Published by Lowell Sun on May 4, 2021.
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May
5
Service
3:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home
327 Hildreth Street, Lowell, MA
May
6
Mass of Christian Burial
11:30a.m.
Immaculate Conception Church
144 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA
May
6
Burial
St. Joseph Cemetery
96 Riverneck Road, Chelmsford, MA
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Dear Debby, Nancy, Michelle and Family. We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful person. Thinking of you all. With love, Anastasia, Tom, Andrew, and Matthew Perrino
Anastasia Perrino
Family Friend
May 5, 2021
We were very fortunate to be a very close friend of Dottie. My wife and I share many fabulist memories with Dottie from square dancing, bowling, bus trips, card playing and many New Year's Eve at various inns. She was a joy to be with and will be truly miss. Our sincere sympathy to the Gaumont family.
Nel & Lori Choiniere
Friend
May 5, 2021
I was fortunate to have witnessed Dot and Henry in all of their glory ~ enjoying themselves with family and friends. Dottie not only lighted up every room she entered, but also made sure everyone was comfortable and cared for where ever she was. She will be missed by all, but remembered with a smile.
Alison Forsgren
Family Friend
May 5, 2021
Lucille and Henry my condolences to you and your family. I remember when I met your Mom I noticed the light in her eyes, I could tell she enjoyed life. embrace all the good memories and smile when you think of her.
Diane Monroe
Friend
May 5, 2021
As much as it brings tears to my eyes, Dottie will always bring a smile to my face. I've known her all my life, and she meant so much to my family. Truly a gem. Love you Dottie! May you be at peace, Pearl's waiting to have a drink with you.
Reny, Nancy, Debbie and Michelle my deepest sympathy. (As I know you are well aware, you were so Very fortunate to have such a beautiful mother, always in my heart.)
Barbara Sullivan
Family Friend
May 4, 2021
I am writing this with great sadness after learning of Dottie's passing. My deepest sympathies to her Family/extended Families. Dottie gave me my first job as caregiver and I loved each one of her clients. Dottie was an attractive lady who was always smiling/joking and had a deep compassion to her patients..I don't know where she got all that pep and energy. She showed me her art work in her home and they were all beautifully done..what an artistic gift she had. Thank you for posting her family photos..you can see just how happy and blessed her life was...May you RIP Dottie . My thoughts and prayers to her loving Family
Lucille Asselin
Friend
May 4, 2021
Dottie was a wonderful neighbor to both my parents, sister and myself. She was always available to lend a helping hand. My condolences to all her family.

Paula (Holmes) Sykes
neighbor
Paula Sykes (Holmes)
Neighbor
May 4, 2021
In loving memory of the great friendship and good times shared by Dottie and Rosie and all their wonderful friends. They kept us all entertained! Rest in peace with eternal joy, Dorothy.
Love always, Bob and Jennifer McMahon.
Bob and Jen McMahon
Friend
May 4, 2021
It is with regret that I will not be able to attend the services for your Mom. I am so sorry for your loss but very grateful for the time I knew her. May she RIP.
Linda Ouellette
Friend
May 4, 2021
I was very fortunate to become Dottie's neighbor twenty-three years ago. Over time, I would notice a lot of activity going on at her house. friends coming and going, Saturday night card games, which could become quite lively at times, and many family gatherings. We often joked that my house lights would be off long before hers. She loved people and they in turn loved her. She was kind, giving. talented, and dedicated to her family, friends, and profession.
Dottie's nursing agency provided care for my mom in the last years of her life. My family will always be grateful to Dottie for being there for us to make sure our mom was well attended to.
Dottie Gaumont was one classy lady. I will miss her greatly.
My deepest sympathy to her devoted children, extended family and her many friends.
Most sincerely,
Betsy MacLaughlan Shanley
Friend
Betsy Shanley
Friend
May 4, 2021
Nancy, Debby, Michelle, Henry Jr and respective spouses. Our paths crossed at the camp and at your parent's house, in some occasions, long long time ago, as your far cousin from Canada. The passing of your mother left me in shock. The posted photo tribute brought back lots of memories when we were all younger and probably better looking. My wife Manon and I, We want to share with you our deepest sympathy.
Francois Lalonde
Family
May 3, 2021
Dottie was such a wonderful neighbor for 54 years. She was always available to help anyone who needed her.
My sincere sympathy to all of you in the Gaumont family.
Gailanne Desmond
Neighbor
May 3, 2021
Linda and Jim Sutherby
May 3, 2021
I am so very sorry for your loss. What an amazing woman.
Laura Pol
Friend
May 3, 2021
My heartfelt sympathies to the entire family.
Patricia Badia-Johnson
Friend
May 2, 2021
Debby and family, not only will she live on in your hearts and memories, but also in the beautiful artwork she created. What a gift she is leaving for patients following her at Dana-Farber through her courage and spirit. Our heartfelt love and prayers to you all.
Debby and Ed Merigan
Friend
May 2, 2021
My sympathies to all.
Jean Gagne
Friend
May 2, 2021
Dottie lives on in her wonderful family. She was a special person and we will always remember her love of life!
Randy and Linda Cheney
Friend
May 2, 2021
Henry and Lucille so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing, sounds like she had a wonderful life, may you find comfort in your loving memories to help you through this difficult time!
Ruth
Family Friend
May 2, 2021
Much love in remembrance of your beautiful Dottie. What a full, fun and giving life she led, right to providing hope for other cancer patients who will benefit from her courage with the experimental trials. We love ajd are thinking of all of you during this time. Love, Kelly, Tom and Allison
Kelly Burke
Friend
May 2, 2021
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