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Gilbert Robert Doubleday Sr.

August 28, 1937June 6, 2021
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Gilbert Robert Doubleday, Sr. passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at the age of 83. He was born in Tela, Honduras on August 28, 1937 to the late Eugene and Gumersinda de Jesus Doubleday. Gilbert is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bonnie Angus Doubleday; daughters Deborah O’Shea (Joseph), Elizabeth Doubleday, and Jennifer Provenzano (Louis, Jr.); son Gilbert R. Doubleday, Jr.; sister Myrna Gemell; grandchildren Megan and Michael O’Shea, Simon and Brooke Provenzano as well as many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brother Eugene Doubleday, Jr. He graduated from De La Salle High School. Gilbert started working at the age of twelve. He owned and operated for 30 years a concrete company, which consumers for his quality of work sought him out. He was proud to have engineered the Holiday Inn on Royal St. and the Freeport McMoRan Building. He excelled in many sports such as track, basketball, baseball and tennis. He was honored that his fifth great uncle, Abner Doubleday invented baseball. Gilbert loved casinos especially the Treasure Chest. He was affectionately known as the “King of One Liners”, never missing the opportunity to have fun. Caring and kind he always helped others in need. He loved and adored his children and grandchildren. Gilbert’s love was contagious and authentic and will permanently be felt by all who knew him. We are thankful for the wonderful care provided by Dr. Alton Sartor, Karen Spencer, NP, Charlotte Manogue CTS and all the caring medical staff at Tulane Cancer Clinic. Also, special thanks to Dr. Frank Wilklow, Dr. Sergio Schabelman and Dr. Gary Braedt. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass in the Chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 12:00pm. Visitation beginning at 10:0am Interment will take place in Metairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gilbert’s memory to Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Homeless Services, www.ccano.org/homeless-services/ To view and sign the guest book, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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Jackie Lòpez-Torres

June 14, 2021

Doubleday family. Please receive my condolences of Gilbert's passing away to life in Eternity. I/we will always remember him, he will always live in our hearts and memories. I still remember the fun when Gilbert and Bonnie came to visit my family and I. My kids were little and his fun nature made them all happy. I still remember he would sit in the living room and would say "queso con hueso", he would put on some giant colorful sunglasses I had to make my kids laugh. Gilbert in our hearts forevermore. Bonnie, daughters, Mirna and all family, I can't fly out to be there, but know I will be there spiritually in prayers. Love you all, Jackie

Debi Baiamonte

June 14, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Bonnie and the Doubleday Family.

Sergio Schabelman

June 13, 2021

Bonnie: so sorry to hear about Gil’s passing. Appreciate the public recognition of my name but you have to understand it was always my privilege to have you both as patients. We will remember him fondly and still smile at his sense of humor and quick wit. Florencia and I are very sorry for your loss!!

Susan - Carolyn & Family Kemna

June 13, 2021

My Deepest Condolences to the family. Gill had a good spirit about him and a smile never forgotten. We will miss him. Bonnie and the family will be in our prayers. Susan - Carolyn Kemna and Family.

Regina Norwood

June 11, 2021

Much love to Bonnie and all the family. Big Gil was such a pleasure to know and the fun memories will live on with Cecil and me always!

Vicki Angus

June 11, 2021

To Bonnie, Debbie, Tina, Jennifer, Gil, Jr., and all of Gil's extended family, we send our love and sympathy to you at the loss of Gil, Sr. He will be greatly missed at our future family gatherings. Please know we are sending prayers for your peace and comfort. We love you all. Vicki and Joe.

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