Gerald R. Gauthier, 72, passed away on January 31, 2018 at his home in West Springfield in the presence of his family. Gerald, son of the late Francis Gauthier and Ida Gauthier (Charland), was born on November 14, 1945 in Chicopee, MA. Gerald married Suzanne C. Guertin on September 30, 1972 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Agawam. Sue met Jerry at Riverdale Lanes and they fell in love. She loved his personality and incredible sense of humor. Gerald was a CNC machine operator at Smith & Wesson for over 20 years. He was an extremely hard worker that took great pride in being able to provide for his family. Gerald was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox or New York Giants with his kids. He was a bowler for 25 years and a member and league champion of the Sundowners. His children and grandchildren are bowlers thanks to him. Gerald was a U.S. Veteran that served in the Air Force from 1965-1969. Gerald is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years Suzanne C. Gauthier (Guertin) and their 2 sons Glen R. and Greg R. Gauthier. A funeral home service will be held on Thursday February 8th at 2pm at Toomey-O’Brien Funeral Home at 1043 Westfield St. West Springfield, MA with calling hours from 12-2. Gerald’s burial with military honors will take place at Mass Veterans Memorial Cemetery at 1390 Main St. Agawam, MA immediately after the service.