Calvin C. Gaudet – North Providence

Calvin C. Gaudet – North Providence

Calvin C. Gaudet, 75, of North Providence, passed away after a long battle with kidney cancer on Sunday, September 6.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Alfred J. and Deborah C. (Williams) Gaudet Sr. He lived in North Providence for 20 years; he previously lived in Smithfield.

Cal was known for his gregarious and kind nature, his extensive knowledge of politics and history, and for his AAA fashion choices. Cal was known to enjoy a beer with a friend, a sweet treat in the Christmas season (which he particularly loved), and a good old-fashioned friendly debate.

Cal, along with his family, were the proprietors of the former Club 44 in Smithfield, R.I., where he made several lifelong friends. After he retired from the club, Cal worked at the Woonsocket Headquarters of CVS as a senior sales store auditor. In retirement, he enjoyed traveling and spending time with friends and family. He had a lifelong love of learning, which continued even through his final days.

He was a beloved brother to Robert E. Gaudet Sr. and his wife, Norma, of Johnston. He was a cherished uncle to Robert E. Gaudet Jr. and his wife, Kacie, of Wrentham, Mass., along with their children Sebastian and Xavier. He was predeceased by his late brother Alfred J. (Snooky) Gaudet.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, September 11 in St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Pike, Smithfield. Visitation and burial were private. If desired, donations in his memory may be made to the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215.

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