1926 – 2022
Putnam – Bernard ‘Gus’ Mayo, 95, of Myers St., died Thursday evening, January 13, 2022, at Westview Healthcare, following a brief illness. He was the loving husband of the late Blanche (Ziobrowski) Mayo. Born On Mother’s Day, May 10, 1926, in Thompson, to the late Adelard and Marguerite (Senior) Mayo.
Bernard was a proud veteran serving with the Navy during World War II. He worked in various textile mills in Massachusetts and Connecticut prior to joining the Connecticut State Department of Transportation as a laborer, crew leader, equipment operator, truck driver and inspector.
A life member of VFW Post 1523 in Putnam and the Putnam Lodge of Elks, he also enjoyed fishing, golfing, and watching college and professional football. He loved being outdoors and was equally happy playing a round of golf with his ‘regular group’ at Quinnatisset Country Club in Thompson, where he was also a member for many years, as he was going fishing and hunting with his favorite nephews Don, Ronnie, and Dickie Mayo (sorry Paul).
Bernard is survived by his sisters Mary Alongi of Middletown and (Marguerite) Claire Cicillini of Dayville, and his son Bernard P. Mayo of North Grosvenordale as well as many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife, he was also predeceased by his beloved daughter Kathleen Mary Mayo, as well as his older brothers, Donald, Francis, William, Harold, Kenneth, and Robert, and his one younger brother John Mayo.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bernard’s family from 10:00AM to 12:00PM on Saturday January 22, 2022, in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30PM in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT.
Burial will take place on Saturday May 7, 2022, at 10:00AM in St. Mary Cemetery, 382 Providence St., Putnam, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Putnam Lodge of Elks, 64 Edmond Street in Putnam.
As noted, he was very proud of his service to his country as well as his brothers’ William, Harold, Kenneth, John and his sister Mary’s service, so in lieu of flowers, the family asks that anyone wishing to make a donation please do so, in his name (Seaman Second Class Bernard Mayo) to the Wounded Warrior Project at the following web address: www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.