William's Story

BANGOR - William Ralph Gaudett passed away at EMMC in Bangor around midnight on September 3rd, 2015. He was born April 20th, 1949, the son of Alden Francis Gaudett and Frances (Bragg) Gaudett Morrill.

Billy was an adventurer and traveled much in his younger years before several accidents curtailed that. He had helped a friend bring a ship across the Atlantic from Portugal and spent several weeks at sea due to mechanical issues with the ship. He was very involved in the Exiles Motorcycle Group, serving as its president for several years before the accident that ultimately put him in a wheelchair in 1988. Billy remained very active with the group though no longer able to ride with them. He had much love for all his brothers and sisters within the group and for his family.

Billy was predeceased by his father on December 13th, 1991. He is survived by his mother, Frances Morrill of Carmel; his son, Jason Gaudett and his partner Angela Manzo; his granddaughter, Jada Gaudett; his grandsons Jeremy French and Derek Manzo, all of Trenton. He is also survived by his siblings, brother Carl R. Gaudett of Glenburn; stepsisters Sharon Rice, of Milton, FL, Norma Morrill Morrissey of Sanford, Karen (Morrill/Wheeler) Gregoire of Wolfboro, NH and Debra Morrill of Lebanon; and half-sisters Suzan Morrill Bowers of Kenduskeag, Mary Ellen Morrill of Carmel, and Pam Morrill MacCrae of Etna. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

His life is going to be celebrated by "Animal's Final Ride" hosted by the Exiles MC on September 26th. All bikers are welcome to join the ride. It will start from Penobscot Arena on the Acme Rd in Brewer, ME (gathering will start at 11am with the ride starting at noon) and ending about 2pm at the Exiles MC club house on the Green Lake Rd in Holden where a special memorial will be held. For additional information, please contact Steve Williams of the Exiles at (207)852-3868. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com
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