Fitchburg--- Roger F. Gamache Sr., 83, died Saturday May 30, 2015 at the Health Alliance Hospital in Leominster after an extended illness.
Mr. Gamache was born in Worcester, MA on January 3, 1932, the son of Fred Gamache and Blanche (Harpin) Gamache.
He leaves his wife of 63 years, Jeanne (Williams) Gamache, along with six sons and their wives: Roger and Susan Gamache of Sutton, MA, David and Karen Gamache of North Kingstown, R.I., Paul and Janet Gamache of Ashland, MA, Peter and Madeline Gamache of Gardner, MA, Daniel and Jane Gamache of Exeter, R.I. and Thomas and Kris Gamache of Tiverton, R.I. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 20 great- grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Annette and predeceased by his siblings, Melvin, Jules and Connie.
Mr. Gamache was a graduate of St. Bernard’s High School in Fitchburg and eventually went on to work as a draftsman for Raytheon. In 1961, Mr. Gamache became a pioneer in the Equipment Rental Business establishing A&G Rental of Leominster, MA , the first of several rental franchises he would open involving multiple partners. He was a member of the American Rental Association and was active in the rental business until his retirement in 1994. After retirement, he and his wife enjoyed many winter months in Ft. Pierce, FL.
In his early years, Mr. Gamache was a Little League coach and served as treasurer of the local Boy Scout troop. He was an avid golfer and tennis player and enjoyed watching sports, oil painting and writing poetry. He loved to work on his computer and created a website that shared the events and happenings of his family and friends over several years. Mr. Gamache was a member of the St. Jean Baptiste Club and Holy Family of Nazareth Parish in Leominster, MA.
Roger’s funeral will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2015 from the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home 106 West St. Leominster with a 11am mass in Holy Family of Nazareth Church, 750 Union St. Leominster. Burial will follow in St Cecilia’s Cemetery Leominster. Calling hours in the funeral home are Wednesday, June 3, 2015 from 4pm-7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Family of Nazareth food pantry at 750 Union St. Leominster, MA 01453 or Our Father’s House at PO Box 7251 Fitchburg, MA. 01420.
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