Gilbert H. “Buster” Dauphinais
1929 ∼ 2019
South Yarmouth-Gilbert Homer Dauphinais known to friends and family as Buster and Pop-Pop, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2019 at Cape Cod Hospital. Born in South Yarmouth to the late Alfred and Marion (Homer) Dauphinais.
Gilbert was an Air Force Veteran of 20 years and served in the Korean and Vietnam wars as an AP. He retired after 20 years working for the Yarmouth Highway Department as the town sign maker. He enjoyed clamming, gardening and camping on weekends. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Red Sox and Patriots. He would love to sit and watch NASCAR every Sunday and followed the cars 3, 8 and 88. He also started the Dauphinais family tradition of exterior illumination during the Christmas season. Gilbert made many trips to Walt Disney World with his family through the years.
Gilbert’s wife of 58 years Alice M (Wilkinson) passed away in 2013. He is survived by a brother Alfred "Stan" and a sister Rachel Eldridge. He is also survived by his loving son Richard and his wife Martha of South Yarmouth. He enjoyed his four grandchildren. Jacqueline Dauphinais of Louisville, Kentucky, Adam Dauphinais of South Yarmouth, Aimee Jenner and her husband Matt of Centerville, MA and Karen Dauphinais of Miami, Florida. He is also survived by six great grandchildren which he adored. April, Maxine, Bentley, Cormac, Adette and Philip. Gilbert has many Nephews and Nieces.
Besides his mother and father. He was predeceased by his brothers William, Lloyd, Frankie B and sisters Althea Dauphinais and Claire Smith.
A private ceremony will be held at the National Cemetery in Bourne at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or a Local Food pantry.