Gilman Dumond, 84, of Plainville died peacefully on Thursday, April 27, 2017, surrounded by his family. Born on June 1, 1932, in St. David, Maine, he was the son of the late Alsime and Leda (Lagasse) Dumond. On July 19, 1954 he married Rita Cote who predeceased him on June 20, 2001. Gilman and his wife, Rita, moved to Hartford, Conn., in 1957 and subsequently made their home in Plainville in 1965. He proudly worked for Tilcon/Tomasso for 37 years as a paving foreman. He was very well liked and respected by all who worked with him.
Gil very much enjoyed working on his home, yard and garden over the years. He and Rita enjoyed entertaining and had many parties at their home. He loved to dance and have a good time. He especially loved spending the summers with his grandchildren at their camp in Cross Lake, Maine. Nothing was more important to him than his family. He was a wonderful man, husband, father, pepere, brother, and friend. He never said no to anyone and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his children, Michael Dumond of Harwinton, Daniel Dumond and his wife, Shawn Marie, of Bristol, Donna Parr and her husband, Phil, of Canton; his beloved grandchildren, Lee, Brian, Keith, Kyle, Cortlin, Kevin, Jessie, Sarah, David; and his great-grandson, Kellan Parr. He was predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Cheryl Dumond. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his brothers, Norman, Roland, Reno, Gilbert (Zune), and his sister, Nancy Berube. He was predeceased by his brothers, Lawrence, Emileo, Gerald, and his sisters, Edwina Dufour, Lena (Tipi) Hebert, and Alphena Chasse.
Many thanks to all of you who have helped our family in the past months, especially to the staff at The Landing of Farmington and Seasons Hospice. We also want to extend a special thank you to Matante Nancy for all her help in caring for Dad over the past 16 years.
Funeral Services in Celebration of Gilman’s life will begin Saturday, May 6 at 9 a.m. from Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St., Plainville, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 94 Broad St., Plainville. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Calling hours will be held Friday, May 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in memory of Gilman to Seasons Hospice & Palliative, 1579 Straits Turnpike, Middlebury, CT 06762 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 279 New Britain Road, Berlin, CT 06037.