Gary L. Gosselin, age 76, of Fairhaven, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family on Sunday, January 13, 2019, after a gradual decline in health and a brief illness.
Gary was born in Colchester, VT, and was the son of Ovila and Gabrielle (Rainville) Gosselin.
Gary grew up in Fall River and resided in Fairhaven for the last 25 years, 22 of those years he spent with his beloved Joan Hamer, who will miss him deeply.
He is survived by his 3 children: son Gary; 2 daughters Laurie Ann & Danielle, as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by Joan and her 3 children: son Mark; 2 daughters Denise & Wanda; her 3 granddaughters: Charlotte, Jessica & Amy as well as a newborn great granddaughter.
In his younger years, Gary was a truck mechanic and an avid hunter. Later on he found himself a fisherman at sea on a fishing vessel, then became a shore engineer who serviced the many local fishing boats till the end of his days, through these years he had many people depend on him.
He had a great circle of friends and he was well liked by many! He will truly be missed.
If you knew Gary, you know he enjoyed billiards and a little Coors lite with his Keno. He also loved chocolates, watching really old western movies while sitting in his recliner and became an expert at napping.
A quiet, untraditional memorial gathering with his ashes will be held on Saturday, February 9th, 2019, at 11 o'clock, at the Acushnet American Legion on Hope Street.
FEB 9. 11:00 AM (EST)
Acushnet American Legion
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