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John W. Gill

June 22, 1930 — February 14, 2024

Cheshire

John W. Gill

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CHESHIRE – John “Jack” W. Gill, 93, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Elim Park Health Care & Rehabilitation in Cheshire. He was the husband of the late Joanne (Davisson) Gill.

Mr. Gill was born June 22, 1930, in New Haven, son of the late John and Mary (Kay) Gill. He attended Hopkins School in New Haven and later served in the US Army stationed in Germany. He was a graduate of The Ohio State University where he was a member of the NCAA Championship swimming team. Mr. Gill taught school in Greenfield, OH for five years before moving with his bride, Joanne, and family, back to Connecticut to teach and coach swimming at Hamden High School where he remained for 39 years. His summers were spent as Waterfront Director at Buff Ledge Camp on Lake Champlain in northern Vermont, and later as Pool Director at New Haven Country Club. Mr. Gill was also a communicant of St Bridget of Sweden Church.

Mr. Gill is survived by his sons, John, and his companion Barbara LaChance of Richmond, ME, and Kevin and his wife Hyeok of Brunswick, ME; his daughters, Susan Engelsman and her husband Daniel of Millington, NJ, and Sandra Gill of Cheshire. He will also be missed by his three grandchildren Patrick Engelsman, Anna Holt and her husband William, Joshua Engelsman and his wife Jacqueline and great granddaughter Alana Engelsman. Mr. Gill’s family would like to thank the staff at Elim Park for their kindness and care over the last two years.

Arrangements: A Mass of Christian Burial, in celebration of John’s life, will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at St. Bridget of Sweden Church, 175 Main Street, Cheshire. Friends are asked to kindly meet at church. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in St Bridget Cemetery. Friends may call at The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St., Friday evening, February 23, 2024, from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in his name, may be made to the Parkinson Research Foundation.

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Visitation

Friday, February 23, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alderson-Ford Funeral Homes - Cheshire

615 S. Main Street (Rt. 10), Chesire, CT 06410

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Mass

Saturday, February 24, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Bridget of Sweden Parish -St. Bridget Church

175 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

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