Donald L. Gesick Sr.
November 24, 1931 – January 3, 2019
Donald L. Gesick, 87, husband of Theresa M. Gesick since 1956, of Madison, passed away on January 3, 2019 at Middlesex Hospital after a long illness. Don was born on November 24, 1931 to the late George Gesick and Grace Dahlberg. He attended and graduated from Hand High School and was a devoted member of the Madison American Legion, Post 79. He married Theresa M. Kollmer and they made their home in Killingworth, CT. He was a devoted husband and father who cherished time spent with family. In addition to raising their children, he maintained his career as a plant manager at Clinton Nurseries after serving his country in the Korean and Vietnam Wars as a member of the Air Force. He is survived by his loving wife, Theresa Gesick of Madison, CT. He is also survived by his 3 sons and daughter: Donald Gesick (Margaret) of Clinton, CT, David (Lisa) of Killingworth, CT, Douglas (Tracy) Gesick, of Westbrook, CT, and Denise (Eric) vonStetten of Stow, MA. He will be dearly missed by his grandchildren, Allie and Amanda, Sarah, Cameron, Haley, Reece, and Kayla, Timothy, Benjamin, and Lauren, and his great granddaughter, Aubrey Jane. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, January 6 from 4pm to 7pm at Swan Funeral Home, 80 E. Main Street, Clinton, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 7 at 10:30am at St. Mary’s Church 54 Grove Street, Clinton, with a burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Killingworth, CT. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Donald’s name to The MS Society at NationalMSSociety.org.
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Donald L. Gesick Sr.
January 7, 2019
We are a team...
The Kollmer’s and the Gesick’s
Always have been .. the Connecticut contingent.. it’s just always been ...
I sat in the church today at the end of Uncle Don’s funeral and I witnessed the most amazing goodbye
They stopped Uncle Don in his casket to bless him as he left the church and in that moment it felt like 5 minutes but Eric and Denise came down the side isle and all of the grandchildren and their spouses and all of Don’s children , Aunt Chick and even little Aubrey all huddled around him .. it was like a last hug .. his whole family.. he froze that moment I swear I felt him .. takes a lot to make this girl cry .. but damn .. that was one of the most beautiful moments in my memory bubble .. a perfect exit for a gentle man .. with the end of amazing grace in the background
A perfect exit for a great man :)
The McPherson family is a true branch of the Connecticut contingent.. love to all Gesick’s