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Gaughan, Peter F.

Gaughan, Peter 3 

Peter Francis “Frank” Gaughan, a resident of Westwood since 1970, and formerly of South Boston, died Tuesday July 12, 2016 at his home in Westwood.  He was 97.  Frank was born August 3, 1918 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Robert Joseph and Anna Elizabeth (Foley) Gaughan.  He grew up in South Boston and then lived in Dorchester for 26 years until moving to Westwood in 1970.  Frank worked as a fireman/engineer for the Boston Edison Company for 36 years until his retirement in 1980.  Frank enjoyed woodworking and was very “handy” with any project that needed attention.  In his younger years he worked for the CCC, the Civilian Conservation Corps.  Frank was the beloved husband of the late Helen “Gerry” (White) Gaughan and the devoted father of Bette Gaughan of Westwood, Michael Gaughan, and his wife Elaine, of Medford, Theresa Harris, and her husband James, of Westwood, Marie Rouissi, and her husband Assad, of Stoughton, the late Peter Gaughan, and his wife Dianne of Walpole, Paul Gaughan, and his wife Kathleen, of Attleboro, and Julie Magyar, and her husband Patrick, of Mansfield. He was the devoted grandfather of Jeff and Michael Vrabel, Paula Gaughan, Michelle Bearror, Michael Gaughan, Michael DeVivo, James and Amanda and Danielle Harris, Rachel Saade, Ashley Thurber, Christian Gaughan, Emily and Caroline Gaughan, and Evan and Jacob Magyar, as well as the loving great grandfather of Amanda, Samantha, Alexandra, Cameron, Isabella, Brady, Jameson, Destiny, Isaiah, Bryce, Timothy J, Avery, James Robert III, Helena, Sofia, and Lucas.  Visiting hours will be held Friday from 4-8 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High St., Westwood.  Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home Saturday at 10 am and proceed to Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree for a graveside service at 11 o clock. Donations  in memory of Peter to Boston Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115 would be appreciated. 

Guestbook Entries

  1. Courtney Mitchell
    July 13th, 2016 | 2:54 pm

    Deepest sympathies & condolences. He was such a loving man and will be missed very much. Love to all.

  2. Theresa Gaughan_Harris
    July 13th, 2016 | 6:24 pm

    Dad,I may not have told you that you were and always will be my hero. I will miss you terribly but I know you are with Mom and Peter and your family and you are at peace. I love you with every ounce of my being.

  3. Alli Shortt
    July 13th, 2016 | 6:50 pm

    Papa will be missed by everyone who knew him. Love to all his family. The world will never be the same but our memories of him with carry us through. <3

  4. Cindy Thayer
    July 13th, 2016 | 9:20 pm

    Love to you all. Wish I could be there in person. Hugs and kisses. Hope he is enjoying a Dunkins coffee with his wife right now!

  5. Mike & Elaine
    July 13th, 2016 | 9:31 pm

    To my Dad, I will miss you more than you could have imagined. You were the perfect example of what a Dad should be. You taught me how to be a loving brother, son, father, husband but most of all a man. I will miss our Thursday’s on the porch with our coffee & donut gazing at the big beautiful trees and discussing how those clouds stay up in the air. You can rest now after 98 years of being the patriarch of this family. Kiss Mom and Pete for us and we’ll be together again some day. We love you Dad.

  6. Lee & Lynda Bearror
    July 14th, 2016 | 9:10 am

    Sincere sympathy to the Gaughan family
    You are in our prayers…Lee & Lynda

  7. Ellen & Bob Tobiasz
    July 14th, 2016 | 2:08 pm

    To my Boston Family,

    Over all the many years I have known and loved you all, I have seen the reflection of both your mother and your dad in all of you. You are certain to be proud! May he rest in peace for eternity.

    With the warmest regards, Ellen and Bob Tobiasz

  8. Maureen Gaughan Downes
    July 14th, 2016 | 2:22 pm

    My deepest sympathy to you all.Uncle Pete was such a great man and I have so many wonderful childhood memories of him growing up.I am so sorry for your loss..You are all in my thoughts and prayers

    July 14th, 2016 | 2:24 pm

    I love you all. Papa and I wish we could wrap our arms around you.

  10. Laurie Knowles
    July 14th, 2016 | 8:02 pm

    Such a wonderful man. I remember his gentle and kind personality from the days long ago when many of his family and myself worked together. It appears that his kindness and his wife Gerry’s was passed down to the children , grandchildren , and I even see the little ones. What a kind and loving family he has left behind. I’am so sad for you all but so grateful that your parents created such a loving , and kind family for all of us who know you, to have in our lives. That’s a legacy. Thinking of you all❤️

  11. Marie and Assad Rouissi
    July 14th, 2016 | 8:21 pm

    Dad, I had you for 97 years but I want 97 more! I cherish your love, warmth, kindness and more. I will think and pray for you daily and there will not be a day that goes by that I don’t miss you to the depth of my heart and soul. The only consolation for earthly daughter is that you are with Mom, Peter and all your family members. So, until I see you again, I will keep your spirit alive in my heart and strive to be the daughter you taught me to be.

  12. Katherine Gaughan
    July 14th, 2016 | 10:10 pm

    I have so many fond memories of uncle Pete and aunt Gerrys house in Dorchester and all of the cousins playing together and eating dinner as a big family and now the last sibling of the 9 brothers and sisters are gone but I know that he has gone to be with his wife and son. I am so sorry for your loss.

  13. Allison Ford
    July 15th, 2016 | 2:25 pm

    My sincerest condolences to you and your family Julie.

  14. Jean B. Smith
    July 15th, 2016 | 4:48 pm

    Julie, I never had the honor of meeting your father, but I know how deeply you loved him and cared for him. You have my deepest sympathy for his loss. Treasure your good memories of your parents.

  15. kathy & Charles McCrea
    July 15th, 2016 | 5:27 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family. Sending heartfelt warm wishes your way. xoxoox

  16. Lisa Allen
    July 15th, 2016 | 6:10 pm

    I remember Mr. Gaughan very well. I shall miss this kind and gentle man tremendously.
    Lisa Allen

  17. Karen Ostrom Kelly
    August 13th, 2016 | 3:47 pm

    Your family is so fortunate to have so many happy memories! Well done, Mr. Gaughan!

  18. Theresa Harris
    August 3rd, 2018 | 10:39 pm

    Dad, Happy 100th Birthday. I wish you were still with us to celebrate but we know you are with your “GIRL”. We think about you every day and miss you terribly. Love you with all that we have.
    Theresa, Jim, Amanda and Danielle

  19. Theresa
    July 12th, 2019 | 2:35 pm

    Hard to believe has been three years already since we lost you.
    Not a day doesn’t go by that we don’t think about you and Mom.
    Miss you both beyond belief.
    Love you always.
    Theresa, Jim, Amanda and Danielle

  20. Tharris
    August 3rd, 2019 | 1:21 pm

    Happy Birthday.
    Hope they have Friendly’s so you can have your banana split.
    Miss you and Mom.
    Love you always.
    Theresa, Jim, Amanda and Danielle

  21. Harris Family
    April 9th, 2020 | 9:17 am

    Dad and Mom,
    Happy 76th anniversary.
    Miss you both.
    Love you always.
    Theresa, Jim, Amanda and Danielle

  22. Helena Saade
    October 14th, 2021 | 12:39 pm

    Hey Papa I miss you very much I still think about you every day and night I love you so much

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