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 Randolph F. “Randy” Gavette

Randolph F. “Randy” Gavette

Birth
Frankfort, Spink County, South Dakota, USA
Death 7 May 2002 (aged 84)
Hamden, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 100097855 · View Source
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GAVETTE, Randolph F.

Randolph F. Gavette, 84, formerly of Simpson Ave., Wallingford, died Tuesday, (May 7, 2002) in the Arden House in Hamden. He was the loving husband of Helen Naiss Gavette. Born in Frankfort, SD, November 30, 1917, a son of the late Frederick Reed Gavette and Viola Brooks Gavette. Randy lived most of his life in Wallingford where he was a parishioner of the Church of the Resurrection since its inception. He also was a member of the Men's league and had served as a collector for many years. He also was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, Pinta Council #5 of Wallingford. Randy, a master die cutter and ornamental designer by trade, took great pride in being able to accomplish almost anything he set his mind to, whether it be carpentry, electrical, or plumbing, renovating the family home or building a garage or life-sized dollhouse for his daughter, making wonderful wooden toys for his children, building a windmill and lighthouse for his lawn, making sterling silver jewelry, oil painting, building miniature wagons or miniature dollhouses for his granddaughters. Since his retirement in 1980, Randy spent countless hours enjoying his hobbies of golf and oil painting. His paintings adorned the walls of family and friends throughout the United States. Despite his decline due to Alzheimer's, Randy never complained and always had a smile for everyone. Besides his loving wife Helen, Randy is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Gretchen Gavette of Harwinton; his daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Donald Lee, Jr. of Wallingford; his seven grandchildren, Christopher Gavette, Michelle Waterfield, Kathleen Miller, Patty Lee, Jeffrey Wilcox, Ellen Matos, and Heather Wilcox; his five great grandchildren, Jack and Kyle Waterfield, Owen and Graham Wilcox, and Isabella Matos; his two sisters, Dorothy Meloney of Yalesville, and Berta McKenzie of New York; his brother, Robert M. Gavette of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his three sisters, Marion Naiss, Ruth Post and Eleanor Cella. His family will receive relatives and friends in the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St., Ext., Wallingford, TODAY, 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, 9 a.m. from the Wallingford Funeral Home when the funeral cortege will proceed to the Church of the Resurrection, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the In Memoriam Cemetery in Wallingford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions would be appreciated to either The Church of the Resurrection, 115 Pond Hill Rd., Wallingford, CT 06492 or the Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60611-1676 or to the charity of your choice.



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  • Created by: Robert "Bob" M. Gavette Jr.
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100097855
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Randolph F. “Randy” Gavette (30 Nov 1917–7 May 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100097855, citing In Memoriam Cemetery, Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Robert "Bob" M. Gavette Jr. (contributor 46984862) .