Donat A. Gauvin

Born: Sat., Jun. 2, 1934
Died: Sat., Apr. 20, 2019


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Thu., Apr. 25, 2019
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Thu., Apr. 25, 2019
Location: St. Mary's Church

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Uxbridge- Donat A. Gauvin, 84, passed away on Sat. April 20, 2019 after a period of declining health at Milford Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patricia A. (Brackett) Gauvin.

            He is also survived by 2 children, Timothy D. Gauvin and his wife Lendine of Upton, and Christine L. Ballou and her companion Matt of Grafton; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Noella Jubin of Holland, MI, Lorraine Plante of Warwick, RI, and Doris Freitas of California. Born in West Warwick, RI on June 2, 1934 Donat was the son of Bruno and Laura (Demers) Gauvin and grew up in West Warwick, attending their public schools.

            Donat worked as a Vehicle Warranty Administrator for 28 years for Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep dealers in the Norwood area. He enjoyed the company of his family (especially his grandchildren), cooking, fishing, undertaking carpentry projects, and word search puzzles. He was an avid New England Patriot’s fan, and a longtime member of the Uxbridge Knight’s of Columbus, and for a longtime volunteered at the local food pantry, and at his home Parish, St. Mary’s Church in Uxbridge.

            His funeral Mass will be held in St. Mary’s Church, 71 Mendon St., Uxbridge on Thurs. April 25 at 11 AM. A Calling hour at Tancrell- Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge will be held prior to Mass from 9:30- 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Donat’s memory may be made to the: American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202. To leave a condolence message for his family please visit:

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Pat Underwood
   Posted Wed April 24, 2019
Pat. Very sorry for your loss. We will miss "Gov" at St. Camillus. Pat and Roy

Sean LaPlante
   Posted Wed April 24, 2019
Uncle Donat, we’ll all miss you dearly. Aunt Pat, Christine & Tim, I’m so sorry about the passing of Donat/your dad. I hope that his memory keeps your heart warm & your spirits high. We love you.


Sean & Melissa

Dorus frates and family
   Posted Wed April 24, 2019
Aunt Pat, Timothy, and Christine dot-dot-dot we are so very sorry for such a great loss. Love always, Doris Frates and family!6

Paula McDonald
   Posted Wed April 24, 2019

Dear Aunt Pat,I am just so sorry for your loss with Uncle Donat's passing. I pray that God will surround you with His Holy Spirit to comfort you, to give you strength as you face the days ahead. Know that you are in my prayers and thoughts. I can't believe it has been 10 years since were out to visit!!! I will cherish that memory.
Tim, Christine and all your families, I will keep you all in prayer as you face this tremendous loss of your Dad/Grandpa/Great Grandpa's passing.
With love,
Paula(Dave)McDonald---one of Doris Frates' daughters

Tony Frates
   Posted Fri April 26, 2019
Aunt Pat, Rosie and I are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed so much our visit with you and uncle Donat a few years ago. We will miss him. You and your family remain in our prayers. God bless.

Kathy Nyssen
   Posted Fri April 26, 2019
Aunt Pat, Christine, Tim and all your families I'm so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.
Love, Kathy

Sue Kuzma (Frates)
   Posted Fri April 26, 2019
Dear Aunt Pat, I'm praying for you as you walk this rough road right now. I know Uncle Donat is with Jesus. Know that I'll keep you & your family in my daily prayers. Love from Susan (One of Doris' daughters)

Elaine Parker
   Posted Mon April 29, 2019
Aunt Pat, Christine, Tim,
I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Donat. He was a wonderful man who will be missed by all his family. I am sure he is with Our Lord enjoying everlasting life. We will join him in the proper time. Praying for you all.
Elaine and Ken Parker

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