RICHARD A. GAUDETTE 1917-2012
- MM 1952, WM 1961, Phoenix
- WM 1987, Thomas Talbot
- DDGM, Plymouth 27, 1982-1983
- Grand Pursuivant 1976
- Junior Grand Warden 1986
From TROWEL, Spring 1986, Page 9:
A successful businessman who has given a lifetime of service to his native town of Norwell, R. W. Richard A. Gaudette is prepared to give much of his energy to Masonry as the result of his election as Junior Grand Warden of our Grand Lodge. A Past Master of Phoenix Lodge of Hanover, he was Grand Pursuivant to M. W. David B. Richardson when the Grand Master was Senior Grand Warden in 1976.
Master of the 18th Lodge Of Instruction in 1977, he was D. D. G. M. of the Plymouth 27th District in 1982-83. He is the representative of Phoenix Lodge and the Plymouth district to the Masonic Home. Bro. Gaudette holds membership in York and Scottish Rite bodies, Aleppo Shrine, and is a member of the Southeast Past Masters Association and the South Shore Shrine Club.
Married to the former Eleanor Wadsworth, they are parents of sons Peter, Stephen, and David, and the family is actively involved in the First Parish Unitarian Church of Norwell. He has been a Trustee for 28 years and his wife has been president of the Women's Alliance three times, a superintendent and teacher in the Sunday School, and both have been advisors to the parish youth group.
A member of the Marshfield Country Club, Bro. Gaudette is a member of the Norwell Appeals Board, a past member of the Norwell Industrial Commission, and for 42 years served with the town fire department. He has been on the Board of Fire Engineers for 15 years and was fire chief five years. A service station-garage operator for 35 years and a school bus contractor for 33 years, he is a Trustee of the South Scituate Savings Bank and the Quincy Savings Bank, and is still actively engaged in business.