OBITUARY

Gilbert M. Gagnon

October 13, 1941August 3, 2018
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Gilbert Michael Gagnon, 76, longtime resident of East Hartford and the beloved husband of 54 years to Patricia (Coltey) Gagnon, went home to be with his Lord on August 3, 2018, surrounded by the love of his family. Gilbert was born in Van ¬ Buren, ME on October 13, 1941, a son of the late George and Alma (Lausier) Gagnon. He was one of 8 children. After High School, he proudly served in the United States Army. He then met and married the love of his life, Patricia. Gilbert lived his life honorably and honestly. He taught his family to have a good work ethic and strong family values. Gilbert was a devout Catholic and longtime parishioner of St. Mary’s Church where he served as a Eucharist minister and volunteered for the Meals on Wheels program. Gilbert worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for many years until his retirement. His love of airplanes would take him to many air shows in CT & MA. He was a devoted and a loving husband, father and grandfather who adored his family. He enjoyed cooking for them for special Sunday dinners, and making pancakes for 3 of his granddaughters. Gilbert loved a good game of pool and rummy with anyone who was willing to be beat. He will be deeply missed by his family; his beloved wife Patricia, daughter Tina Erickson and her husband Robert of Tolland, son Michael Gagnon and his wife Carmela of Meriden, daughter Michelle Shuckerow and her husband Robert of Rhode Island and his 7 grandchildren. He also leaves behind a brother Bob and wife Carol, sisters, Gemma and husband Armand, Augustine and husband Wayne and Jean, as well as brother-in-law Gary and wife Marie, sister-in-law Jeannie and brother-in-law Jack and his wife Maryanne. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his mother-in-law Della Dlugokinski and father-in-law Hubert Coltey. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Gilbert Gagnon’s name to Alzheimer.org Friends and family are invited to attend a period of visitation on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 4-7pm at the Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave. East Hartford, CT. Funeral services will begin at 9am on Wednesday, August 8 at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am at St. Mary’s Church,15 Maplewood Ave., East Hartford. Burial will follow with Military Honors in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. To leave online condolences, please visit www.callahanfuneral.com

  • FAMILY

  • Patricia Gagnon, Wife
  • George Gagnon, Father
  • Alma Gagnon, Mother
  • Tina and Robert Erickson, Daughter and her husband
  • Michael and Carmela Gagnon, Son and his wife
  • Michelle and Robert Shuckerow, Daughter and her husband
  • Della Dlugokinski, Mother-in-law
  • Hubert Coltey, Father-in-law
  • Mr. Gilbert M Gagnon also leaves a brother Bob and wife Carol, sisters, Gemma and husband Armand, Augustine and husband Wayne and Jean, as well as brother-in-law Gary and wife Marie, sister-in-law Jeannie and brother-in-law Jack and his wife Maryanne.

Services

  • Calling Hours Tuesday, August 7, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, August 8, 2018
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Gilbert M. Gagnon

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Patricia Gagnon

August 7, 2018

For my beloved husband and lifetime partner. These words clearly express my feelings: If I had one lifetime wish, it would be to feel your hug again. In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still. In my heart you hold a place, no one else can fill. You left me with wonderful memories and I will cherish them always. Your loving wife, Pat.

Michael Gagnon

August 5, 2018

Dad,
I remember the many Sundays that you and i spent at the bowling alley trying to perfect our bowling skills. Thankyou Dad for giving me the skills and showing me how much fun bowling can be. This is just one of the many memories that i will miss. We will meet again one day and look forward to getting that first 300 game with you. Rest in peace Dad.
Your loving son,
Michael

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