1922 – 2021
Pomfret, Ctr. – Al A. Paine, Sr., 98, of Angel Rd., died Saturday afternoon, September 11, 2021, at Villa Maria Nursing Home in Plainfield. He was the loving husband of the late Gloria D. (Baranski) Paine. Born in Pomfret Ctr., he was the son of the late Alfred and Mildred (Fay) Paine.
Mr. Paine proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII. He worked as a dairy farmer as well as for a sawmill. He later went on to work as a self-employed truck driver. He enjoyed camping, traveling, hunting, fishing, gardening, fixing, and making things, always “tinkering” with something. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was affectionately known to them as the “Wood Bandit.”
Al is survived by his son, Al A. Paine, Jr., and his wife Kathleen of Pomfret; his daughter, Ann Gratton and her husband Roger of Pomfret; four grandchildren, Roger Gratton and his wife Diane, David Gratton and his wife Gabbi, Seth Paine and his wife Jacquie, and Travis Paine and his wife Kristen; and two great grandchildren, Owen Gratton and Atticus Paine.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Al’s family from 9:30a.m. to 11:30a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. Burial with military honors to follow in Abington Cemetery, Rte. 44, Pomfret, CT. Memorial donations in Al’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.