WHITE RIVER JCT — A Mass of Christian burial for Jane C. Gaucher, 73, who died June 11, 2012 at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor were held June 16 at St. Anthony Church in White River Junction.
She was born Nov. 21, 1938 in Worcester, Mass., the daughter of Eugene and Rachel (Normandin) Christian.
She grew up in Spencer, Mass., and graduated from the David Prouty High School class of 1956. After her graduation Jane went to work as a secretary at the Cleven Shoe Company in Spencer.
She met the love of her life, Robert P. Gaucher, and they married on April 12, 1958. They lived in Massachusetts until Bob’s work took him to Vermont. Jane and Bob purchased a home in North Hartland in 1966 where they raised their family.
Jane worked at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., as a secretary. In 1979 Jane went to work at NETAM Corp. in North Hartland, as a secretary/office manager on a temporary basis where she remained for 23 years until her retirement in 1993. In March of 1979, Jane and Bob opened BG’s Market in Hartland.
Jane would be the bookkeeper during the week and on Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings you could find her at the store working side by side with Bob.
Jane’s main focus was her family and friends and her door was always open to whoever wanted to stop by. She made her home a home for not only her family but their friends as well. She liked to watch all kinds of sports on TV including Celtics basketball, little league baseball and golf. It was just recently that she became involved with NASCAR. One of her most memorable trips as a family was when Jane and Bob went to a NASCAR Race in Charlotte, N.C. Most of all, Jane and Bob absolutely loved watching their grandchildren play sports. From t-ball to high school games, they rarely missed a game or event.
She is survived by a son, William “Bill” Gaucher of Hartland; a daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Jay Waterman of White River Jct.; two grandchildren, Benjamin and Morgan; a sister, Patricia L’Heurex of East Brookfield, Mass.; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert “Bob” Gaucher; and a brother Francis Christian.
Memorial Contributions may be made to The Prouty, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, N.H. 03766.
Condolences may be expressed in an online guest book at www.knightfuneralhomes.com
This obituary first appeared in the June 21, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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