Frances Rita Gautier, 84, of Cabot Drive in Pearisburg departed this life Friday morning November 9, 2007 at her home. Born in California and raised in New Jersey she was a daughter if the late Fannie Wilkerson Haines and step-daughter of the late Richard Haines. Frances was a devoted member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Pearisburg and very active in the Salad Luncheon and Lordís Acre projects of the church. She was preceded in death by a sister Anna M. Reagan.
She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband of 48 years William B. Gautier; a son and daughter-in-law Richard W. and Rose Gautier of North Sullivan, Maine; a step-daughter and her husband Debbie and Dennis Lynch of Pembroke; three grandchildren Sheila and Christie of Maine and Amanda of Ohio; two great-grandchildren Berlin of Maine and Jaidlyn Mae of Ohio; a special niece Cindy McGrath of Honesdale, PA and several other nieces and nephews, and her family of faith at Holy Family Catholic Church.
Graveside services will be conducted Monday November 12, 2007 in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg at 11:30 AM with Father John Prinelli officiating. There will not be a public visitation time in keeping with Frances wishes. The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorial contributions be made to Holy Family Catholic Church at 516 Mason Court Drive in Pearisburg, Va 24134. A Memorial Mass will be announced at a later date in the church. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is serving the Gautier family. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.