Central Primary surprises Terry Gauthier with retirement farewell reception
When one thinks about the operation of a school running smoothly, the principal and teachers seem to come to mind first. They are indeed valuable, but all staff members make a school.
Central Primary recently bid farewell to Terry Gauthier. “Mr. Terry” as the kids call him, retired Nov. 19. He has been employed by the Ascension Parish School Board as part of the janitorial team for three years. He spent two years working at Carver Primary before transferring to Central Primary.
Gauthierwas raised in Cottonport. Glenda Marie Bordelon became his bride in 1968. In 1989 the couple moved to Ascension Parish. along with their eight children: Terry Gauthier Jr., Laura Gauthier Musco, David Gauthier, Charity Gauthier Marcotte, Elizabeth Gauthier Istre, Sarah Gauthier, Michael Gauthier and Jennifer Gauthier Bourgeois.
Gauthier worked as a locomotive engineer for 17 years; 10 years with Georgia Gulf and seven years with the rail service at BASF prior to becoming employed by the Ascension Parish School Board. In his spare time, he enjoys playing and singing gospel music. He also enjoys football, but what brings this fine gentleman the most pleasure is his family. With eight children, 17 grandchildren, and a devoted wife, his retirement days will be filled with much love and laughter.