- Philip Robert Gaudette Sr., 84, resident of Centerville, died on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Sunrise Care Center in Jonesport after a lengthy illness.
Philip was born on October 22, 1933, in Centerville and was the son of the late Angus and Julia (Foster) Gaudette. After graduating from Columbia Falls High School in '52, he served two years in the Army, mostly in Germany. Philip married Mary Ellen Cirone on November 22, 1956. They moved to Connecticut and raised four children. He was employed for 35 years as an aircraft mechanic for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Corporation until retiring. In 1987, the family moved back to Centerville. He was a former member of the Harrington VFW. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.
Philip is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Ellen Gaudette; son, Philip, Jr. and his wife, Maria; three daughters, Teresa Taunelli and her husband, Don Murphy, Betty Fogg and her husband, Robert, Annette Harris and her husband, Frank; one brother, Angus Gaudette and his wife, Marjorie; four sisters, Phyllis Bremen and her husband, Don, Ann Snowdeel and her husband, Jack, Linda Smith, and Elaine York; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a special friend-Ricky Elliott.
Philip was predeceased by both of his parents; his grandson, Philip III, two brothers, Paul and Vernon, and a nephew, Kevin.
Military graveside services for Mr. Gaudette will be announced by the family in the spring. The family would like to thank all the staff at the Sunrise Care And Hospice for all of their kindness and wonderful care they have provided for Philip. Arrangements entrusted to Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home.
Published on  November 22, 2017