Glenn R. Gabinelle
July 13, 1947 – January 6, 2019
Glenn R. Gabinelle, 71, of Jacksonville Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 6th, 2019. Glenn was born in New Haven, CT on July 13th, 1947. Predeceased by his father, Frank Gabinelle, in 2007, he leaves behind his mother, Ellen (Ghirardini) Gabinelle, of Wallingford, CT.
Glenn leaves the love of his life and wife, Sue (Feeser) Gabinelle, after 43 years of marriage. He is survived by his eldest daughter, Carrie Duda of South Deerfield, MA, his youngest daughter, Catherine Valentine and husband, Sean, of Kaneohe, HI, and his younger brother, Gregg Gabinelle and wife, Deb, of West Hartford, CT. Additionally, Glenn is survived by his 9-year old triplet grandchildren, Alexander, Gabriella, and Zophia Duda, nephews Ryan and John Gabinelle, and many cousins.
A proud U.S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War, Glenn went on to graduate with an MBA from the University of Hartford while developing an impressive resume specializing in security systems, sales, and international business. He resided in Westfield, MA for more than 24 years and has enjoyed living his last decade in the warmer weather of Jacksonville.
Known affectionately as “Gabby” by his friends, Glenn loved to cook, socialize, and entertain those around him and spent his later years volunteering his time at Baptist South Hospital and playing pinochle at the Mandarin Senior Center. His memorable sense of humor and unparalleled pride and love for his family will not be forgotten. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
Visitation will be held from 5 - 7 p.m. on Friday, January 11th, 2019, at HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville Beach, FL. Additional visitation at Firtion Adams Funeral Home, 76 Broad Street, Westfield, MA, on January 16th, 2019 5-7 pm, Wednesday. Committal Service with Military Honors will be held on Thursday, January 17th at 10 am at the Massachusetts State Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main Street, Agawam, Massachusetts.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in Glenn’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project or the American Kidney Fund.
- Sue (Feeser) Gabinelle, Wife
- Carrie Duda, Daughter
- Catherine Valentine (Sean), Daughter
- Gregg Gabinelle (Deb), Brother
- Glenn is survived by his 9-year old triplet grandchildren, Alexander, Gabriella, and Zophia Duda, nephews Ryan and John Gabinelle, and many cousins.
- Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
- Visitation Wednesday, January 16, 2019
- Committal Service with Military Honors Thursday, January 17, 2019