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Obituary for Nestor J.R. Gaulin

March 4, 1933 - May 21, 2017
Millbury, Massachusetts | Age 84


Nestor J. R. Gaulin 84, a lifelong resident of Millbury passed away surrounded by family on Sunday May 21 after a hard fought battle with cancer at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home.

Nestor is survived by his wife of 61 years Eleanor P. (White) Gaulin, son Mark and his husband Dave DuPont of Long Beach, California, daughter Kim M. (Gaulin) Lauder of Millbury, son Kevin and his wife Jo-Anne also of Millbury, granddaughter Nicole (Gaulin) Brown and her husband Dan of Newton. Mr. Gaulin is also survived by his eldest brother Roger and his wife Emma of Wallingford, Connecticut, sister Gisele (Gaulin) Tarantino of Grafton, and sister Rachel (Gaulin) Minor and her husband Ernie of Tucson, Arizona, many nephews, and nieces.

In addition to his mother Edna (Beaudoin) and father Leo of Millbury, Nestor was predeceased by brothers Norman of Millbury, Gabriel of South Windsor, Connecticut, and son in-law Terry D. Lauder of Millbury.

Mr. Gaulin was born on March 4, 1933, he attended grade school at Our Lady of the Assumption school in Millbury, and graduated from the Electrical Shop at Boys Trade in Worcester. Sometime after graduation, Ness (as he was known by his friends), proudly served his country in the Army while stationed in West Germany during 1953 & 54. Several Millbury residents including Nestor's cousin and good friend Roland Gaulin enlisted at the same time and were stationed together in Europe. Upon his return from the service, Nestor worked for several area electrical contractors, and Whitin Machine Works before accepting a temporary summer position in the electrical department at General Motors in Framingham. The "temp position" turned into a 38 year career.

Nestor loved spending holidays and attending cookouts with his family, helping a friend or family member in need, pampering his granddaughter, and most recently playing with his grand-dog "Toots". Also greatly enjoyed were his annual hunting trips in Vermont with the "Thursday Night Crew". In 1991 Nestor, family, and friends built a "camp" on the island of Vinalhaven, Maine. At the camp, he and Eleanor enjoyed spending summers with family, friends from the island, and friends visiting from back home.

Nestor was proud to be a member of the United Auto Workers L.U. No.422, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3329, Millbury Franco American Club, and enjoyed visiting with friends at the annual Millbury Old Timers Dinner.

Nestor's calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 25th from 9 to 11 a.m. at Mulhane Home for Funerals, 45 N. Main Street in Millbury.

His funeral service will follow the calling hours at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be in Central Cemetery, Millbury.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Nestor's name to Vinalhaven Eldercare Services, P.O. Box 624 Vinalhaven, Maine 04863 via the US Postal Service or their website

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