The founder of Paul’s Quality Kitchens, Fall River, he was previously employed by the former Schwartz Lumber and AC Lumber. He was a member of the Montaup Country Club, Portsmouth, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. John the Baptist Parish.
Besides his wife of 49 years, he leaves three sons, Richard P. Gagne (Donna), James D. Gagne (Kirsten) and Michael S. Gagne (Denise); granddaughters, Jocelyn, Jessica, Rebecca and Erica Gagne; a brother, David Gagne, Sr.; nieces, Marie Vieira (his goddaughter) and Sara Gagne and a nephew David Gagne, Jr. He was the son of the late Magloire “Mike” and Mary (Oliveira) Gagne.
His funeral will be held Friday, Dec. 20, at 8:45 a.m. from the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 South Main St., Fall River, with a funeral Mass at St. John the Baptist Church, Westport at 10 a.m. Burial, Beech Grove Cemetery, Westport.
Visitation, Thursday, Dec. 19, 4 to 8 p.m. Large parking area and barrier-free entrance at the rear of funeral home.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., Boston MA 02116. Online guest book at AuclairFuneralHome.com.