1949 – 2016
Pomfret Center – Clarence L. Gagne, 66, of Mashamoquet Rd., died Sunday, June 5, 2016 in his home. He was the loving husband of Doris A.(Savoie) Gagne. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Clarence A. and Lorraine R. (Courtemanche) Gagne.
Mr. Gagne was a graduate of Tourtellotte High School and a post graduate of H.H. Ellis Technical High School for Industrial Electronics. He held an Associates Degree in Science and Electrical Engineering from Thames Valley College. He worked as a maintenance mechanic for Frito Lay. He was a member of the State of Connecticut D.E.P.Conservation Education Firearms Safety and a certified instructor. He was very active member of the Pomfret Little League as a coach, president, vice president, secretary/treasurer, umpire in chief, and served on their board of directors. He was also an All Star Special Olympics Umpire and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Cherie Riabtsev and her husband Serge of Killingly, and Michelle St. Ament and her husband Jason of Killingly; his brother, James Gagne of Thompson; his sister, Penny Francisco of Thompson; his grandchildren, Abigail Riabtsev, and Olivia Riabtsev.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Clarence’s family from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin in the funeral home at 9:00 am on Thursday, June 9, 2016 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in Most Holy Trinity Church, 568 Pomfret Rd., Pomfret, CT 06259. Burial will take place at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or to St. James School, 120 Water St., Killingly, CT 06239. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.