Joseph A. Gauvin, 83, of Swansea, died Sept. 5, 2013.
He was the husband of Geraldine "Gerry" Gauvin for the past 46 years. Born in Taunton, he was son of the late Eugene and Mary (Conroy) Gauvin.
Joseph spent his youth in Fall River moving to Swansea over 50 years ago.A construction worker, he was a heavy equipment operator for many years and a member of the IUOE Local 57 Union. He also was a school bus driver for the town of Swansea for 10 years retiring in 2012.
A United States Air Force Veteran, he served during World War II. Mr. Gauvin loved to camp and was a member of the East End Sportsmans Club in Fall River.
In addition to his wife, Joseph leaves his seven children Joseph "Jody", Jay, Cathy, Cheryl, Daniel, James and Thomas; his sister Theresa Plunket; his 13 grandchildren; his 12 great-grandchildren; and his several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Wilfred Gauvin.
Burial will be private. Flowers welcome or contributions may be made to the Tiverton Senior Center, 207 Canonicus St., Tiverton, RI 02878.