Edmond Leo Gamelin
June 29, 1928 - January 13, 2014
Obituary
Edmond Gamelin left this earth on January 13, 2014, to be in the arms of the Lord. He passed on in the VT Respite House in Williston VT after a short illness. He was born on June 29, 1928 in Burlington Vermont to Wilfred and Celina (Simard) Gamelin. Edmond served honorably in the US Navy from 1946 to 1948, serving on Aircraft Carriers, the USS Randolph, The USS Philippine Sea and the USS Ranger. Edmond went on to serve in The USAF and the Vermont Air National Guard from 1948 to 1982. All the time being in Aircraft maintenance. He was elated to hear the news of the F-35 Fighter planes coming to VT. Rest assured Dad, that your contribution helped make that a reality. He enjoyed maintaining his summer home here in VT, and winter home in Estero FL. He took great pride in his family and friends and everything that he accomplished throughout his life. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, traveling and maintaining his properties, and spending quality time with his friends, some of them being in his life for 50 years plus. He was predeceased by his parents, Wilfred and Celina Gamelin, his first wife, Eleanor Dolores Harris, on September 7, 1994, the mother of his 4 children. His Brothers Aime and Albert and sisters Nolia (McSweeney) Gamelin, and Jane Gamelin. His step daughter Danielle Dalk and also his special friend, Norris (Nob) Mercia. He is survived by his wife Gyselle (Bousquet) Gamelin of Estero FL and Burlington VT; his daughter, Gertrude Schwenn of Essex Junction VT; son, Edmond II of Milton VT; son, Brian Gamelin of Milton, VT; daughter, Sally Milliken of Sarasota FL, and a sister Helen Nolin of South Burlington, VT. His step daughters, Johanne Hakey of Naples FL, Louise Becker of Colorado Springs CO, Francine and Steven Jones of North Andover, MA, and Michelle and Charlie Latorre of Estero FL. He is also survived by his Grand Children, Christopher Paquette, Edmond Gamelin III, Beth Schwenn, and Renee Gamelin; step grandchildren, Jeremy Hunnewell, Libby Hakey , Matthew Becker, Alex Latorre and Andre Latorre, and by so many nieces and nephews and close lifelong friends. A funeral Mass will take place at St. Stephens Church in Winooski VT with military burial at St. Stephens Cemetery, also in Winooski, in the spring at the discretion of the family. A notice will appear in the Burlington Free Press in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to the Vermont Respite House and the American Cancer Society in Memory of Edmond. Arrangements are in the care of the Ready Funeral Home, Burlington. To send online condolences to the family please visit www.readyfuneral.com.
Condolences

Bill Drzyzga

My Condolences for your loss.

Ed Bigelow

We have lost a fine man. Always a pleasure to talk to Ed at VTANG. His cheerfulness will be missed. Condolences to all his family and friends.

Bette Kohler

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing that your dad is no longer suffering but is now in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior. Rest in peace, Uncle Edmo.

Jean Kleptz

Ed - I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

Kim Cronin

Take comfort in knowing the caring love you provided was one of the greatest gifts you could have ever given. You are all in our hearts Kim & Family

barbara white

may you no that god is with you & your family. he is no longer in pain or suffering. im so sorry for your loss. your all in my thoughts & prayers. god bless you all.


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