Fred Gaunt, 89, of Blueberry Lane, died August 12, 2013 at his home.
He was the husband of Nellie F. (Northup) Gaunt for 66 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Fred and Ann (Hesketh) Gaunt. Mr. Gaunt was employed by the former William C. Northup Co. for many years before retiring. A Navy veteran of both WWIIand the Korean Conflict, he was a member of VFW Post #2929, and the Graniteville War Veterans Foundation.
Besides his wife, he leaves three children, Louise Reeves of Glocester, Douglas Gaunt and his wife Pamela of Johnston, and Donald Gaunt and his wife Cathy of Smithfield, 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was father of the late John Gaunt and brother of the late Shirley King.
His funeral service was held Thursday at 11 AM in the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave, North Providence. Burial to follow in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 931 Jefferson Blvd, #3004, Warwick, RI 02886 or Beacon Hospice, 1 Catamore Blvd, East Providence, RI 02914.