Robert Earle Gaulin


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Chelsea, MA - Robert Earle Gaulin passed away in Danvers at the Kaplan House Hospice on August 20 at the age of 87 years after a long illness. He was a favorite patient of his doctors, nurses and caregivers over the past year because of his congeniality and fascinating stories.
Bob was born in Winthrop and raised in Wakefield, Malden, West Newbury, and Haverhill. He was a graduate of the Haverhill High, Class of 1950. Most of his years Bob resided in the Boston and West Newton area. He had been an avid reader throughout his life and enjoyed singing and acting. Having a life-long interest in physical fitness, Bob spent hours every week working out at the YMCA in Boston and West Newton. He continued to ride his bicycle into his senior years on a regular basis. Bob had a varied and interesting employment history having worked as a ranch hand in California, a mess man on a Cities Service cargo carrier to Louisiana, a clam digger in South Boston, a delivery driver for Rowe Printing, a document packer and shipper at the Christian Science Church in Boston, a cook and bartender, as well as a chauffeur driving people of all walks of life in his taxi. He was the son of the late Georgia Smith of Norwich, Conn. and Earle Gaulin of Malden, MA. He had a dear friend in Doreen Pinkham of Somerville for many years. He is survived by his sisters, Joan Caulfield of Middleton and her husband John, Adele Solano of Melrose and her husband Richard, Laraine Tuxbury of Malden, and her husband James, and Annette Gaulin-Wells of Holualoa, Hawaii, and her husband Chuck.
A private burial will be held in New London, Conn. Funeral arrangements were directed by A.J. Spadafora Funeral Home, Malden, Mass. Condolence messages may be left at Donations in Bob's memory may be made to West Suburban YMCA, 276 Church Street, Newton, MA 02458.
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Published on September 12, 2019
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Sep 20, 2019
Remembering that one month ago you left this life.

We get no choice.
If we love, we grieve.
-Thomas Lynch
Joan Gaulin Caulfield
Sep 15, 2019
I have found memories of playing cards a d sharing jokes with Bobby when he came to visit. We had an adventure when I was a young girl. We took the T to Charlestowm and then climbed to the top of the Bunker Hill monument. I didn't see very much of Bob for many years. We reunited after he became ill. We had a year to listen to his recollections of events in his life. I am thankful for that short time. Rest peacefully with our loved ones passed, Bob. I miss our talks. Until we meet again....
Annette M Wells
Sep 14, 2019
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Annette Wells
Sep 14, 2019
Aloha and be at peace now. I will miss yu and wish we had known one another better. You were a very special person with many interests in life. We will miss you. Love Annette andChuck Wells
Sep 14, 2019
I remember my brother as a young man with a strong, handsome face and gorgeous auburn hair. He would drive my friend and I on short drives in Dad's old Pontiac. I will cherish the memory of my brother.