Richard A. Gilbert


Richard A. Gilbert, 72, formerly of New Canaan, CT. beloved husband of Mildred E. Gilbert passed away at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, ME on January 23, 2014

Richard served in the U.S. Air Force as a mechanic for four years 1959 to 1963. He then through his uncle Joe Qualey, was hired as a Pole Climber for Southern New England Telephone Company in Norwalk, CT., Rit worked his way up and became manager before he retired in 1993.

Rit was predeceased by his wife, MaryBeth, sisters, Mary, Marlene, his dad and mom. He leaves behind his loving wife, Mildred and brother Wayne, 5 stepchildren, Gayle Radshaw, Teri, Steve and Paul Rumovicz, Carla Rhodes (John).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 29th at 10:30 AM in St. Aloysius Church, 21 Cherry Street, New Canaan, CT., burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, 352 Main Street, New Canaan.

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, January 28th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.

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