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Richard James Gosier

November 27, 2023

Richard James GosierRichard James Gosier, 77, of Watertown, New York, passed away at his home Monday, November 27, 2023 with his family at his side.

Richard was born to Thurston (Teck) and Lucille Gosier on November 15, 1946 in Watertown and grew up in Rosiere, New York, along with his 5 siblings  Richard was an adventurous soul. He worked hard and created many business ventures over the years.  Richard was the owner and founder of Northland Carpets, a flooring sales and installation company that serviced homeowners in the North Country as well as hotels in the tri-state area. He became a contractor and real estate investor, building many houses and rental properties in the Watertown area.  He opened hotels in New York and Florida and also a restaurant. Richard always loved being on the water. He lived on his boat and became a boat captain, running charters in South Florida and the Caribbean. Richard had strong beliefs and values and was not afraid to stand up for himself and others.  

Richard is survived by his two sons, Culley (Jeri) Gosier and Corbin (Amy) Gosier; his daughter, Pamela (Alan) Mahay; their mother Carolyn Gosier; 7 grandchildren, Coral, Talon, and Emma Mahay, and Milan, Katheryn, Urban, and Matthew Gosier; his sister Jane (Michael) White; sister-in-law Mary Gosier; brother-in-law Timothy Kilroy; and his two beloved dogs, Barney and Scupper. Along with his parents, Richard was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and Donald Gosier and two sisters, Ann Grimsley and Doris Kilroy.

  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers donations in Richard's name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601 or All Creatures Big & Small Pet Rescue, P. O. Box 373, Lacona, NY 13083.


#4 Randy Elie 2023-12-02 18:11
To the Gosier Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Richard was a friend of mine and I shall miss our visits.
He often talked fondly of his family and how he enjoyed his time with you.
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#3 Marie Sirakos 2023-12-01 11:11
Sending heartfelt condolences to all of Richard’s family and friends. I feel very thankful to have gotten to know him over the last few years, as he was a most wonderful and dear neighbor to my mother, at our family property on Chestnut Street. May you all find peace in his absence, knowing in your hearts that he lived so fully, so we’ll, and with such a kind heart. ❤️ Marie Sirakos
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#2 Paul Barben 2023-11-30 13:50
My condolences to Richard's family. I am his neighbor across the street at 221 Chestnut St. I had no idea he had been ill and was just aware of his passing . I am so sorry. Paul H. Barben Sr.
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#1 Angie Kiblin 2023-11-29 17:23
My deepest and sincerest condolences to Richard's family and friends! I will always remember Richard as a light in my life when things seemed to be so dark! He reminded me to "never stop doing little things for others because sometime those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts".
Richard, your kind words and sincerity will never be forgotten! Thank you for occupying a piece of my heart with yours. May you rest in peace and may your family find peace and comfort in the coming days!
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