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David Lucien Gaudreau, engineer and builder, dies

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David Lucien Gaudreau, a retired engineer and builder, died of congestive heart failure July 12 at his Naples, Fla., home. He was 93.

Born in Braintree, Mass., he was the son of architect Lucien E.D. Gaudreau, who moved to Baltimore in the 1920s as a project architect for the construction of St. Mary's Seminary & University in Roland Park.

Mr. Gaudreau was a 1937 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School, where he earned 10 varsity letters in football, baseball, basketball and swimming. He was named to the All-Maryland team by local sports writers. In 2008, he was inducted into the school's hall of fame.

He earned a civil engineering degree at the Catholic University of America and was a member of the school's football team.

During World War II, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers and left the service as a first lieutenant.

In 1948, Mr. Gaudreau joined his father's architectural firm as a project engineer. He worked on the construction of the Loyola University Maryland chapel and the Towson campus of Calvert Hall.

He later founded his own firm, D.L. Gaudreau Inc., and specialized in the construction of nursing homes and institutional buildings. He also built facilities, playing fields and roads at Sherwood Forest in Anne Arundel County, where he had a home.

He was a member of the Society of Military Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Engineering Society. He was a past president of the Maryland chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America and created a carpenter apprenticeship program. He was also a Catholic Charities vice chairman and fundraiser.

A memorial Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, the former Joy MacGreal; two sons, Stephen David Gaudreau of Fort Myers, Fla., and Ken Gaudreau of Salisbury; a daughter, Diana O'Donovan of Fort Myers; a brother, William L. Gaudreau of Ruxton; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

jacques.kelly@baltsun.com

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