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Robert "Bobby" O. Caouette

April 17, 1941 — February 20, 2024

Robert “Bobby” Oscar Caouette born in Berlin NH on April 17, 1941 passed away February 20, 2024 at the age of 82 in his home in Berlin NH. 
 
Bobby was an independent adventurer who enjoyed solitude and being immersed in nature. He explored the country with a backpack and lived off the grid for most of his life. He respected naturalist Henry David Thoreau and chose to pursue a similar lifestyle. 
 
Highly intelligent he always sought to expand his knowledge. An avid reader of books he favored topics such as philosophy, poetry, science, cartography, history, psychology, archaeology, astronomy and anything pertaining to the spirit of nature. He was fluent in French, had a passion for classical music and regularly practiced the art of contemplation and meditation. 
 
He was loved by many in the community of Berlin and was sought out for his intellectual conversation. He will be dearly missed and his words will forever be remembered by those who listened. 
 
He leaves behind his wife, Barbara (Galda) Caouette, two sons, Michael Caouette and his wife Laurie, Christopher Caouette and daughter, Carisa Caouette. 
 
He was the son of the late Wilfred & Marguerite (LaVerture) Caouette. 
 
Siblings include his sisters, Cecile Handrinos of Berlin, NH; Joann Sirios and her husband Don of Bristol, CT; Elaine Wrisley and her husband Charles of Bristol, CT; Suzanne Shackford of VT; and brother Ronald Caouette of Bristol, CT; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and grandchildren. He is predeceased by his sister Lucille Roy; and his brothers, Lucien Caouette and Raymond Caouette. 
 
Life in the Woods
-Henry David Thoreau
 
I went to the woods because 
I wished to live deliberately ,
to front only the essential 
facts of life , and see if 
I could not learn what it
had to teach , and not , 
when I came to die , discover 
that I had not lived .
 
 
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