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Michael Ross Gannett
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1919
City of Paris
Īle-de-France, France
Death: Feb. 9, 2011
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA

Michael Ross Gannett died Feb. 9, 2011, at Noble Horizons in Salisbury after a brief illness. He was 91 and lived in West Cornwall.

He was born in Paris, France, on July 13, 1919, the son of Mary Ross and Lewis Gannett. He graduated from the George School in Newtown, Pa., and Harvard College, class of 1941.

In 1942 he entered the Foreign Service and served as a Foreign Service officer in the Dominican Republic, Chile, Iran, Italy, Austria and Germany. In 1944-45 he was a combat infantry officer serving in France and Germany.

In Washington he served at the State Department, the Foreign Service Institute and the Pentagon and held a diploma from the National War College. He was a recipient of the State Department's Meritorious Honor Award.

In retirement he served as the Cornwall town historian.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine E. Gannett, of West Cornwall; his children, Michael R. Gannett Jr. of Burlington, Vt., Lewis Gannett of Roxbury, Mass., Frederick Gannett of Basalt, Colo., William Gannett of Berkeley, Calif., and Margaret Gannett of Albuquerque, N.M.; four grandchildren; his sister, Ruth Gannett Kahn of Trumansburg, N.Y.; and seven nieces.

A memorial will be held in the summer at a date and time to be announced.

Contributions in his memory may be sent to the Cornwall Historical Society, 7 Pine St., Cornwall, CT 06753 or American Field Service, Falls Village Chapter, PO Box 636, East Canaan, CT 06024.

The Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon is in charge of the arrangements. 
Created by: Jessica Erin
Record added: Jun 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72243318

Mr. Gannett was so instrumental in selflessly helping me with my research on the Scoville family (the lesser known Scoville's). He would always respond to my queries and I had purchased a number of books that he has compiled. Thank you Mr. Gannett!
- jebfalvey
 Added: Feb. 5, 2016

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