Pomfret Center – David “Skippy” Mayo, 76, of Grosvenor Road, passed away at home on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Frances “Molly” (Clements) Mayo for fifty two years. Born in Pomfret, he was one of eighteen children of the late Louis and Louise (Austin) Mayo.
David owned and operated David Mayo Rubbish Removal for thirty years. He also worked at Putnam Woolen Mill, Hale Manufacturing, and the Pomfret School. Anyone who knew David knew that his family was his world, and he especially loved spending time with them at Sunday dinners and holidays. In his spare time, David loved being outside, whether it was building something in his garage or growing beautiful plants. He enjoyed working in his many flower and vegetable gardens and fishing and was proud to share these passions with his children and grandchildren. He also had a special love for all of the animals that he raised over the years.
In addition to his wife Molly, David is survived by his nine children: Lisa Salvas and her husband Warren of Putnam; David Mayo, Jr. and his wife Dawn of Dayville; Lincoln Mayo and his wife Paula of Pomfret; Kathleen Young and her husband Jeffrey of Royalston, MA; Amy Martel of Putnam; Luke Mayo and his wife Emily of Coventry; Mary Ellen Mayo and her wife Karin Croucher of Danvers, MA; Kelly Hachigian and her husband John of Webster, MA; and Troy Mayo and his wife Holly of Putnam; two brothers, Peter Mayo of Tennessee and Charlie Mayo of Putnam; two sisters, Marie Ramsdell of Putnam and Shirley Miracle of Kissammee, FL; ten grandsons, nine granddaughters, and one great grandson; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by thirteen brothers and sisters.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with David’s family on Friday, April 7, 2017, from 4:00-8:00 pm in Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church Street, Putnam, CT. A gathering will begin at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 8, 2017, in the funeral home with a funeral service at 10:00 am. Burial will follow in Pomfret South Cemetery. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to Masonicare Hospice. For memorial guestbook, please visit www.GilmanandValade.com.