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Michael Francis Gauthier

December 31, 1961 — January 15, 2022

Torrington, CT

Michael Francis Gauthier passed away peacefully on January 15, 2022, surrounded by family.  He was born in Torrington, CT on December 31, 1961 to Marcia (Guildford) and the late Francis Gauthier. He went to Oliver Wolcott Technical School where he graduated as a machinist.  Mike went on to work at Rocket Motors in Torrington, and owned his own auto detailing business in Unionville.  For the past 36 years he was a valued employee at Lombard Ford in Winsted as the auto detail manager.

Michael was an avid NASCAR fan, spending his weekends watching the races on television or attending races in person.  He was a boy scout for many years, and held the highest ranking of Eagle Scout.  Mike was a hard worker, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it.  He loved older cars and owned a 1981 Chevy Camaro Z28 and a 2000 Corvette, which were his prized possessions.

Michael leaves behind his mother, Marcia Gauthier, along with two sisters and their spouses, Valerie and Mark Middlebrook and Heather and Brandon Rubbo and a brother-in-law, Ken Carangleo; his nieces and their families, Cynthia Carangelo, Stephanie (Middlebrook) Zeitler, Rachel (Middlebrook) Sarta and Ashley Rubbo.  He was predeceased by his sister, Christine Carangelo.

Calling hours will be held at Cook Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St., Torrington, CT from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, followed by a funeral service at 6:00 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home.  Burial will be on January 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Hillside Cemetery, 76 Walnut St, Torrington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital (www.stjude.org)  Condolences may be sent to Michael’s family by visiting www.cookfuneralhomect.com

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