Donat A. “Skip” Gagne, Jr., 76, of Claremont, NH, died Monday (October 19, 2020) at Sullivan County Healthcare following a period of failing health.
He was born in Keene, NH, on April 1, 1944, the son of Donat A., Sr. and Lillian (Alexander) Gagne. “Skip” was a veteran of the United States Navy. He had been employed as the Director of Facilities by the Claremont School District and retired after 34 years of employment. He then worked for Golden Cross Ambulance, Competitive Computers and Roy Funeral Home. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Cote Council 1820 and a communicant of St. Joseph Parish. He enjoyed playing golf, also enjoyed music, cribbage, Loon Lake Campground, cruising, being surrounded by friends, most of all his granddaughters and great grandson. “Skip” was a member of the St. Mary Cavaliers Marching Band.
Members of his family include his wife of 54 years, “the love of his life”, Cheryl S. (Cameron) Gagne, two daughters, Lisa Gutierrez, Lynn Anair and her husband, Ray, five grandchildren, Tori Jacques, Whitney Jacques, Marnie Anair, Lyric Gutierrez, Tatum Gutierrez, a great grandchild, Ridley Landry, a brother, Victor Gagne, two sisters, Angeline Barton, Lorraine Woodman, former son in law, Bradley Jacques and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by an infant son, Steven Gagne, his parents, Donat and Lillian Gagne, his in-laws, Alexander and Miona Cameron.
In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visiting hours or services.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Sullivan County Healthcare for their kind and compassionate care of “Skip”.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to either Sullivan County Humane Society, 14 Tremont Street, Claremont, NH 03743 or the Activities Department at Sullivan County Healthcare, 5 Nursing Home Drive, Claremont, NH 03743.
You are invited to share a memory of “Skip” with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.
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