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Born: July 1, 1967

Place of Birth: Utica, NY

Death: March 13, 2012

Place of Death: Utica, NY





Memorial donations may be made to:
Abraham House, 1203 Kemble Street, Utica, NY 13501. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


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W.E. Autenrith Sons, Inc.




Dennis G. Gauthier, Jr.

    July 1, 1967  -  March 13, 2012
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Life Legacy


COLD BROOK – Dennis G. Gauthier, Jr., 44, of Hurricane Road, died on March 13, 2012 at the Abraham House, Utica, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Dennis was born on July 1, 1967 in Utica, a son of Barbara (Huckabone) Gauthier of Cold Brook and the late Dennis G. Gauthier, Sr. He graduated from Poland Central School in 1986 and served in the U. S. Marine Corps for a short term. Dennis worked for Humpf Sanitation, formerly of Newport and until the onset of his illness, was employed at the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Marcy. On July 26, 2008, he was united in marriage with the former Tanya Guarno in Cold Brook. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed turkey hunting and fishing.

Survivors besides his wife, Tanya, and his mother, Barbara, include a daughter, Sarah Gauthier of FL; two sons, Matthew Gauthier of NC and Ryan Gauthier at home; a step-daughter, Kaytlyn Tooke at home; his maternal grandparents, Claude and Mary Huckabone of Deerfield; a grandson, Myles Gauthier of FL; two brothers, Mark Gauthier (Maria Bills) of Middleville and Todd Gauthier of Norway; two sisters, Marcia (Charles) Bills of Utica and Paula (Michael) Shannon of Cold Brook; his in-laws, Michael and Bonnie Guarno of Utica; five brothers-in-law, Anthony Carcone of Utica, Phillip (Sheila) Carcone of Cold Brook and Michael (Bonnie) Guarno, Jr., Russell (Angel) Guarno and Phillip Guarno, all of Utica; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins including a special aunt, Linda Huckabone and special cousins, Bonnie and Ron Smith. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Glenn and Anna Gauthier; and a son, Dennis G. Gauthier III.

Funeral services will be held at the Autenrith Funeral Home, Newport on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dwayne A. Durand, Pastor of the Kuyahoora Community Church, officiating. Calling hours will be prior to the service on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Abraham House, 1203 Kemble Street, Utica, NY 13501. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.