Richard Harlen Gauvin, Jr.
January 6, 1949 - April 30, 2024

Richard Harlen Gauvin Jr., born on January 6, 1949, in Haverhill, Massachusetts, peacefully passed away on April 30, 2024, in

Zephyrhills, Florida. He was 75 years old.

Richard dedicated his career as an Engineer for the Munters Corp. in Amesbury, Massachusetts. He was a valued member of the

community, attending the 3rd Degree Master Mason at St. Marks in Mass.

Richard is preceded in death by his loving Parents, Richard H. Gauvin, Sr and Dorothy Harring Gauvin, and his Brother, David

Gauvin. He is survived by his devoted Wife, Nancy, his sons Jason Gauvin and wife Jessika, Justin Gauvin and wife Jennifer, and

daughter Lisa Gauvin. He is also survived by his brothers Daniel Gauvin and wife Paula, Dennis Gauvin and wife Carol, sisters

Dianne May and husband Mark, and Dawn Gauvin and Sister in law Linda Gauvin. Richard will be dearly missed by his grandchildren, Ryan and Stephanie Beaudoin, Victoria, Brianna, Caleb, Luke, and Reece Gauvin.

In 2019, Richard made the decision to move to Florida fromMerrimac, Massachusetts.

Per Richard Harlen Gauvin Jr. request there will be no services.


  • Beth Desimone Posted May 2, 2024 7:35 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Dickie’s passing. I have so many memories of him and my father (Ron Giaquinta) together having coffee and talking hunting & fishing. He was such a great guy who will be missed dearly by all who knew him. Thinking of Nancy, Lisa, Jason, Justin and the entire Gauvin family. Love and condolences to you all.

  • Dan Ryan Posted May 3, 2024 8:15 am

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing away of Dick. I worked beside him everyday for over 10 years and he was a big influence in my life and career. I feel very sad that the joy he brought to the world everyday will not be passed along to others anymore. Rest well my friend, and wherever you may be I hope they have some cheese coddling for you.

  • Alison McDougall Posted May 3, 2024 8:20 am

    I still work at Munters, and for many years worked right beside Dick in the Engineering department. We just heard the sad news and wanted to send our condolences. Dick was one of a kind, totally unique in the way he worked and hilarious at times. We called his expressions “Gauvinisms”, and we still use that term to this day. When asked in the morning how he was doing, he would always say “Munterific”. I love that one! Dick was so patient and treated everyone the same. He could spend hours explaining how refrigeration expansion valves work, and then go over it all again the next day when it still didn’t sink in. He was a fun guy and didn’t take himself or “rules” too seriously. He would just get on with things and make it happen. He was really loved by all throughout the company. I hope he enjoyed his retirement in Florida and wish it could have been longer. He really was one of the Greats. With our best wishes, from his colleagues at Munters.

  • David Posted May 3, 2024 8:36 am

    Dick was a true icon and character at Munters and such a joy to be around. I worked with Dick back in the CargoCaire days when an engineering release was a marked-up drawing from a drafting table, but Dick was in his element then. He will be sorely missed.

  • Curtis Musall Posted May 3, 2024 9:23 am

    I first met Dick in 1994 as a fresh new Munters’ employee. I enjoyed seeing Dick at the Munters factory and working on projects over the years. He was a great engineer and a wealth of knowledge. When things went wrong on a project, he was never rattled but just fixed whatever problem it was. As a southerner, I also enjoyed hearing his thick Massachusetts accent and joking around with him. Condolences to his family.

  • David Simkins Posted May 3, 2024 4:24 pm

    As a young engineer I often consulted with Dick on the design of a system for our clients and he had an answer no matter how simple the question. He nick named me “Special D” because I was always engineering solutions that Munters didn’t have as a standard product. Eventually it led to a whole new product line that Dick was instrumental in putting together. Rest in Peace friend and know that you have fans near and far.

  • Scott Clark Posted May 3, 2024 5:16 pm

    I worked with Dick at Munters for a long time. Dick taught me so much about dehumidification and life. A lot of which is sinking in as I get on in life. Dick was not the type of guy to get rattled. There was so much pressure working at Munters. Dick always keeping his composure , hence his Nick name”Teflon Dick “. No matter how worked up you were when walking to his desk with a question or a problem on a build, Dick always took the time to help you out, and a guaranteed laugh on the walk back to the shop. Dick’s wife Nancy… what a beautiful person. Both Dick and Nancy would give you the shirt off their backs to help anyone. I could go on with funny stories for a while. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Martha and George Daigle Posted May 28, 2024 7:03 pm

    We were so sorry to hear about Dick’s passing. We were so luck to have your family as neighbors. You welcomed us into your family. We remember Dick and his family fondly. We had some great moments filled with lots of laughter. Thinking of you al.

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