1947 – 2021
Putnam – Gerald E. Brownell, 73, of Heritage Rd., passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021 at Hartford Hospital. He was the loving husband of Mae (Svendsen) Brownell. Born in Worcester, MA, he was the son of the late Gerald and Beatrice (Petralis) Brownell.
Mr. Brownell worked as a mechanic for Cargill Chevrolet and then for CL&P. He was a member of the American Legion and the Putnam Lodge of Elks #574 for 47 years and obtained the “Elk of the Year” award. He enjoyed golfing, was a home mechanic and built his own garage and home after his retirement. Gerald and his wife enjoyed spending their Summers on Quaddick Lake.
In addition to his wife, Gerald is survived by his son, Thomas S. Brownell and his wife Theresa of Colchester; and his grandchildren, Samuel Brownell and Madelynne Brownell, both of Colchester. He was predeceased by his son, the late Steven M. Brownell and his sister, Barbara Lee Brownell.
Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service at 11:00a.m. on Friday, July 23, 2021 at St. John Cemetery, 260 Cambridge St, Worcester, MA. Memorial donations may be made to the Putnam Lodge of Elks, 64 Edmond St, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
My deepest sympathies to you Mae and Tom. May he Rest In Peace.
Sorry for your loss God bless you and your family
So sorry to hear of you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Melissa Franklin Duncan
Mrs. Brownell, Tom and family,
I am so very sorry to learn of the passing of your husband, father and grandfather. I offer you my sincerest condolences. What fond memories I have of Mr. Brownell over the years. He was quite the character for sure! Thoughts of him and your family bring a smile to my face and have a warm place in my heart. May your lifetime of memories sustain you during this time.
Mae – my sincerest condolences to you And your family.my thoughts and prayers are with you
Very sorry for your loss. We will all miss Gerry.
I’m so sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. Thinking of you.
Sorry for your loss. Thoughts are with all of you at this time.
Paul and Lea Herrick
Dear Mae and family,
We are so saddened with the news of Gerry’s passing. So many years have passed since we have seen you both but we wanted to let you know that you remain in our thoughts and prayers. May your wonderful memories of Gerry’s kindness and Witt help you during the days
Dear Mae Ann; So sorry to hear the sad news of Jerry’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you my dear. Jerry was such a likeable fellow and had so many friends…he will be missed by all. I always admired that beautiful house and garage he constructed for his family and I know you have many pleasant memories he left there for you May. God Bless.
To All the Brownell family members we are so sorry for your loss. Gerry has been a dear friend for 50 years. We’ve had lots of good times. We’ve laughed together, played together and cried together. We will truly miss him.
Love to all of you, Jerry & Sheri Sochor
Mike and JoanneCoderre
Mae, Tom and family, sorry to read of Gerry’s passing, may all your good memories carry you through this difficult time.
With our sympathy, Mike & Joanne
Dear Mrs. Brownell and Tom,
Please know how much I feel the loss of Mr. Brownell (and of Steven). They were both such forces for good in my life and the lives of others. I am honored and blessed and grateful to have had them in my life.
With love, Bill
Dearest Mae & Tom,
So sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing.
My thoughts & prayers are with you.
To family. I enjoyed rounds of golf with Jerry and I remember his infectious smile Take comfort in knowing that he is at peace now and in a much better place so sorry for your loss
Mae and Tom,
My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
So sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. It was my pleasure to have known him and worked with him over the years. Gerry was a gentleman and his dedication to our local union was always above and beyond. My sincere condolences to the family.
Paul Cyr Gagnon
IBEW Local 457
So very sorry for your loss. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Peter & Elizabeth Aucoin
We extend our sincere condolences during this time.
Blessings to all the family.
My deepest condolences at Gerry’s passing.
He was a pleasure to work with in the Willimantic office.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.