BOWDOINHAM – Arthur J. Gaudreau Sr., 73, passed on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at his home.

He was born on Oct. 22, 1945, in Portland, the son of Edward and Edith (Hoyt) Gaudreau.

Arthur enjoyed sports. He played basketball in high school and softball in a local men’s league in his younger years. He was an avid Red Sox fan and New York Giants fan.

Arthur proudly served two years in the Army between 1965 and 1967. He started working at Bath Iron Works in 1965. Arthur later completed the apprenticeship program for the electrical department, retiring after 43 years as an electrician at B.I.W. Arthur was also a member of the Richmond American Legion for many years.

He was predeceased by his parents; and sister, Jean Gaudreau; and his oldest son, Arthur J. Gaudreau Jr.

Arthur is survived by his wife of 53 years Pat Gaudreau; daughters, Elizabeth (Steve) Dunn and Athena (David) Mann, son, Matthew (Michelle) Gaudreau, daugther-in-law, Lori Gaudreau; 10 grandchildren Abigail (Ryan) Smith, Spencer Dunn, AJ, Noah, and Benjamin Gaudreau, Richard and Christopher Mann, Mason and Marcus Gaudreau; and one great-grandson, Jonah Smith; three brothers, Edward, Robert and David Gaudreau; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Richmond, ME 04357. Burial will take place on Wednesday, July 17 at noon at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta, Maine 04330

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME 04357.

In lieu of flowers, if desired,

Richmond Area Food Pantry

15 Spruce St.

Richmond, ME 04357 or

Mid Coast Humane

30 Range Rd.

Brunswick, ME 04011