Timothy R. Lesnick
December 24, 1965 – May 19, 2019
Timothy R. Lesnick, 53, passed away unexpectedly at his home on May 19, 2019 from complications of multiple sclerosis. Tim, an “almost Christmas baby”, was born on December 24, 1965, the oldest of four sons born to Richard Lesnick and Anne Grady Gilman. He was also the beloved stepson of Gary Gilman. Tim was a lifelong resident of Manchester and was educated in the local school system. On April 15, 2004, Tim married the love of his life and his true soulmate, Frances Gilman. Tim never had children of his own but together, he and Fran fostered Fran’s grandson Devin. After Tim was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and went on disability, he was blessed with many happy hours of devotion to Devin who was just five years old when he came to live with them. Tim and Devin were best of friends. Tim stood out in a crowd with his bright orange hair. In his younger years, Tim enjoyed horseback riding and more recently was an avid music lover and poker player. He was always willing to jump in a car and make some road trips traveling with his younger brothers and sister and this has left them with many happy memories. Most recently, he visited the Coca Cola Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, Stone Mountain, and Virginia Beach, three places that he had wanted to visit for a long time. Tim will always be remembered for his soft-spoken mannerisms and his kindness, especially when dealing with the young people involved in his life.
Tim was predeceased by his brothers Paul Lesnick and Sean Gilman, his father Richard Lesnick, and his grandparents Claire and John Lesnick and Frank and Agnes Grady.
Members of his family include his wife of 15 years Fran Lesnick, his mother Anne Gilman and stepfather Gary Gilman, his brother Stanley Lesnick, his sister Shannon Shurtleff and her husband Thomas, his stepdaughter Angela Gilman and her fiancé Shane Welch, his stepson Jonathan Gilman, his grandchildren Devin Gilman, Alexis Gilman and Jonathan Contraros, his nieces Natasha, Trisha, Kelly, Caitlin, Mary, and Margaret, and a nephew Paul.
Visitation was held on Friday May 24 from 4 to 6 pm at the McHugh Funeral Home 283 Hanover St. corner of Beech St. in Manchester followed by a Memorial Service in the funeral home.
- Visitation Friday, May 24, 2019
- Memorial Service Friday, May 24, 2019
Timothy R. Lesnick
Kathy Slemp (Martin)
May 23, 2019
My thoughts & prayers go out to Timmy’s family. May they find that the loving memories; will out weigh the pain in their hearts, that he is no longer physically with them in their life. Timmy...You look so much like your dad in the picture. What a beautiful smile. RIP dear cuz.
May 22, 2019
First I would like to say I'm very sorry for your loss,
Timmy, it still feels like yesterday when I last seen You & talked to you, You always treated me and James as your best friends and always cared about us, you always had us laughing & smiling know matter what was going on at the moment, He always laughed at the nick name we gave him Timmy flim flam me & James are gonna miss you a ton but we will always be thinking of you and all the good times we had together until we meet again Timmy. Love Always Amanda & James