Rye, NH — Kenneth I. “Skip” Gaucher, 64, of Rye, died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born May 26, 1949, in Newburyport, Mass., a son of the late Kenneth E. and Lorraine May (Fowler) Gaucher.
Skip spent his childhood in Rye and graduated from Portsmouth High School and then spent four years serving with the United States Coast Guard in the Philippines, Portsmouth and Maine.
At a very young age, he was introduced to Rye Harbor by his dad and spent many years on the docks and fishing. In addition to being a fisherman, he also was employed as a mechanic and more recently as a mechanic for the Town of Rye.
When not working, Skip could be found in his shop working on his Harley or his latest car or hot rod.
Family members include his sister, Sharon A. Good of Rye; his cherished niece, Heather L. Good and her companion, Gary Godtland, Jr., of Kittery, Maine; three uncles and aunts, Thomas F. and Sylvia Melican of Hampton, Carl S. and Mary Bragg of Newburyport, Mass., Douglas and Helene Fowler of Florida; and several cousins.
He was predeceased by his brother, Scotty William Gaucher who died in 1955.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014, in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton, with military honors held at 7:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rockingham VNA & Hospice, 137 Epping Road, Exeter, NH 03833, or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KA 66675. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Skip’s memorial Web site, sign the tribute wall or for directions.