Of Pepperell formerly of Waltham & Ayer, died tragically on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 after injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident while at work delivering for UPS. He was 51 years old.
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Born on January 8, 1968 in Waltham; Beloved son of Amedee C. Gautreau of Waltham and the late Marie Therese (Gallant) Gautreau. Marc was raised, educated and lived most of his life in Waltham, before moving to Ayer and most recently to Pepperell.
A graduate of the Waltham Vocational High School Class of 1988; Marc had a diploma in Auto Body Training and furthered his education at PPG in Pawtucket, Rhode Island for finish silver stage paint training. From 1988 until 1999, Marc was employed by Regan & Stapleton Lincoln-Mercury in Wellesley as a First-Class Body man where he was promoted to Assistant Manager. He then went to work for Three Sons Auto Body in Waltham, doing shop prep and also worked as a painter from 2000 to 2001.
In 2002, Marc began working for UPS as a Package Sorter. He later moved on to become a Supervisor for the Metro-Primary Unload and eventually would work in the field as a Package Carrier throughout the Metro-West and Boston areas. Working for UPS was a job he truly loved. He loved this job because it enabled him to interact with the customers. Marc was always wanting to be helpful to anyone in need, to be a friend to everyone he met and to always share a story and a smile with his customers along his route. He had a generous spirit and would give of himself in any way possible.
Marc was a member of the Teamsters Union Local #25; the Ayer Gun & Sportsman Club and the French American Victory Club in Waltham.
Marc’s outgoing personality and love of the social life atmosphere led him to bartend at the French- American Victory Club in Waltham for many years. He was very proud of his French-Canadian heritage. Socially he also loved sharing many of his thoughts both political and in general on Facebook. He had a love of guns and had a passion for riding his Harley motorcycle. He enjoyed rebuilding antique cars and working as a handyman on his many home improvement projects.
For Marc there was absolutely nothing more important in this world than his family. He cherished each and every moment spent with his parents, siblings, and especially time spent with his nephews and extended family. He had a special bond with his mother, Marie Therese; who was right there to greet Marc the day God called him home. In all, Marc Gautreau loved and lived life to the fullest; even if it was cut tragically short at the age of 51. He will be deeply missed by those that knew and loved him.
Marc was predeceased by his mother Marie Therese and is survived by his beloved father Amedee; his devoted & loving siblings Rachel M. Gautreau-Hewes and her companion Craig Gilbert of Maine; and Waltham Fire Lieutenant Guy T. Gautreau and his wife Jill of Waltham; his cherished nephews Nickolas and Mason; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins both local and in Canada.
Relatives & Friends are respectfully invited to attend Funeral Services in celebration of Marc's Life from the Brasco & Sons Memorial Funeral Home, 773 Moody Street, WALTHAM, on Saturday morning Oct. 12th at 9:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham at 10:30 a.m. Visiting Hours will be held in the Funeral Home on Friday Oct. 11th from 4 - 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in Marc's memory to the Alzheimer's Assoc., 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452