Sandra K. Gaudreau
Sandra K. Gaudreau
  • June 25, 1958 - January 5, 2016
  • Massachusetts

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Sandra K. (Higgins) Gaudreau, 57, of Fairhaven, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at home. She was the wife of Michael T. Gaudreau Sr. with whom she shared 36 years of marriage. They met in San Antonio while in the Army Reserves.

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, a daughter of Shirley (Dougherty) Higgins and the late Charles Higgins, she was raised in Elkhorn, NE and has resided in Fairhaven since 1980.

Mrs. Gaudreau served in the Army Reserves where she received training to obtain her Licensed Practical Nurse license. She worked as a nurse in skilled nursing facilities early on and most currently as a visiting nurse with Maxim Health Services.

Sandra enjoyed arts & crafts, fashion & design, dancing, reading, sewing, knitting, poetry and lived to help others.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, Michael T. Gaudreau, Jr. and his wife Kristi of Valparaiso, IN, Andrew P. Gaudreau of Allentown, PA and Bradley B. Gaudreau and his wife Kathryn of Indiana, PA; her siblings, Charles Higgins, Jr. and his wife Melinda of Waterloo, NE, Lynda Tully and her husband Brian of Holts Summit, MO, Traci Fuller and her husband John of Overland Park, KS, Kelly Higgins of Elkhorn, NE and William Higgins and his wife JoAnn of Omaha, NE; grandchildren, Michael T. Gaudreau, III, Samuel R. Gaudreau, Lyllian L. Gaudreau, Isaac D. Gaudreau and a grandchild on the way; and several nieces and nephews.

Her wake will be held on Sunday, January 10, 2016 - visiting hours are from 2-5 PM at the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Her Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 10 AM at St. Joseph's Church, 74 Spring St., Fairhaven. Flowers are welcome or donations in her memory may be made to