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“I miss getting your dinners. and our trips to Meijers. You would fill that riding cart with donuts, pies, and ice cream---we could not forget your...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Lance Gauthier - Sterling Heights, MI

“Paul, a quiet gentle man who married into a very vocal Italian family. His voice was gentle; His smile was contagious. We will miss many things...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: marilyn shook - commerce, MI

“My grandfather was sunshine in human form, he lit up every room or rink he walked into with his contagious smile and friendly personality. Anyone who...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Jessica Gauthier - MI

“Paul and I worked closely together for a couple years. I learned that he was genuinely a nice person. He had a big heart. Great sense of humor...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Ken Morrocco - Southfield, MI

“Grandpa,I don't know where to start. Some of the little things that I recall back when I was younger being with you are things that I will remember...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Justin Gauthier - MI

“My father-in-law was one of the nicest people I know! He was always so kind to everyone, he'd give you the shirt off his back. He was always there...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Emily Gauthier - Sterling Heights, MI

“Paul Gauthier was a true Gentleman, the kind of man this world so desperately needs. He lived a life that some would say was ordinary, but in truth,...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Patricia Winkle - Richmond, MI

“On Paul's visits I knew we would get treats, I'm sure he is passing out treats in Heaven too! I will miss his smile and his humor. Lorraine ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Lorraine Perala - East China, MI

“I looked forward to Paul's visits to our office. Always wearing the biggest smile! He was so generous and brought us treats to brighten our day. I...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Bonnie Hanus - Richmond, MI

“I can't believe that I am writing on my dad's obituary memory book. There are so many memories that I will cherish and carry with me the rest of my...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Lorne Gauthier - Sterling Heights, MI

“There are no words to describe Paul. He was not only my loving husband, but my best friend. God gave us wonderful years together and for that I...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Judy Gauthier - Sterling Heights, MI

“Paul married my sister when I was 5 years old. One of my earliest memories was that of being the ring bearer at their wedding. Paul was the big...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Dale Bortolani - Columbus, OH

“The best Hockey Fan and supporter that I know. Since I've know the Gauthier's when Justin played hockey at a very young age, to OJG, Sting and even...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: JJ Arboleras - Sterling Heights, MI

“Dear Judy, Lance, Lorne, Emily, Justin and Jessica: I wanted to write you all and provide hope and peace during a very difficult time as you each...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Denise Rabidoux - Ann Arbor, MI

Gauthier, Paul Age 79, Feb. 9, 2020.

Beloved husband of Judy (nee Bortolani) for 55 years. Loving father of Lance Gauthier and Lorne (Emily) Gauthier. Dear grandfather of Justin and Jessica and brother of Richard Gauthier. Dear brother-in-law of Denise Rabidoux and Dale (Melanie) Bortolani. Paul was also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a Memorial later this spring. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at

Paul was born February 11, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up in Royal Oak, Michigan, and attended Shrine High School, where he graduated in 1959. While attending Shrine High School, he met Judy Bortolani, who he married in 1964. In 1967, Paul and Judy started a family when they welcomed Lance, their first of two sons, followed by another son, Lorne, in 1970. Paul worked the majority of his life as a machinist by trade. He worked very hard for his family. He was a very loving and loyal husband and father. Then, in 2001, he took on perhaps his most treasured title, that of grandpa. On January 30, 2001, Justin Hunter Gauthier joined the family, followed by Jessica Amber Gauthier on October 24, 2002. There never was a more dedicated grandpa. As his grandkids grew, he never missed a hockey game, soccer game, horseback riding event, figure skating show, football game, lacrosse game, and was in the audience for every choir concert. He was always just a phone call away for a ride to practice, and would always arrive with treats that spoiled dinner. He was a person who didn't need anything other than his family to make him happy. He had a heart of gold, and made everyone around him feel special. He was the man, the husband, the father, and grandfather that everyone on this earth should aspire to be.