Gordon R. Lauzon of Teaticket, who spent most of his 76 years working in the auto body repair business, died Tuesday, February 5.
He was the husband of Daune L. (Siebert) Lauzon. They were married in May of 1964 at St. Barnabas Memorial Church in Falmouth.
Mr. Lauzon was graduated from Lawrence High School in 1961. He was employed by his father at Paul’s Auto Body Shop, then opened his own auto body repair shop in Teaticket in 1969. He later built his present business on Dillingham Avenue and worked there for the rest of his life.
He was a 50-year member of Nobska chapter, Order of DeMolay, the Marine Lodge of Masons in Falmouth.
He also belonged to the Aleppo Shrine of Boston for 48 years and supported the Shriners Hospital for Children there. He was the acting dean of the Northeast Clown Institute. As the Shriners clown known as Bondo, he had dedicated the last 20-plus years working with the organization to help care for and fund the development of treatments for children with burns all over the world.
He was a member of the Portuguese-American Association of Falmouth as well as a past president of the Lions Club of Falmouth.
Along with boating and fishing, he enjoyed owning and riding horses. He made the newspaper in the spring of 1967 when he fell from his horse and was sent to Massachusetts General Hospital; his injuries included a broken jaw and broken right arm.
In addition to his wife, he leaves his two daughters, Kimberley A. Lauzon of Falmouth and Amy S. Griffin and her husband, George Griffin, of Cataumet; four grandchildren, Nicholas, Kristen and Melissa Griffin of Cataumet, and Joshua Lauzon of Falmouth; a great-granddaughter, Paige Lauzon of North Darmouth; two brothers, Robert J. Lauzon of Barnstable and David A. Lauzon of Falmouth; and other family.
A celebration of his life will be Sunday, February 24, from 2 to 6 PM at the Portuguese-American Association in East Falmouth. All are welcome.