SOUTH KILLINGLY – David Paul Gilbert Sr., 56, from South Killingly, CT, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. He was born September 3, 1961, in Providence, RI, son of the late Paul E. Gilbert, Sr. and Betty Hopkins Morrison. David attended Killingly Public Schools. In 1980 he joined the US Army and served for two years before an on-base accident in 1982 left him a paraplegic. Despite his handicap, David was an avid fisherman and traveled all over the U.S.… Read More » participating in numerous fishing tournaments and events. David is survived by his two sons, David Gilbert Jr. and Steven Gilbert both from South Killingly, CT; two grandchildren, Briana Gilbert of Woodstock, CT, and Nathan Gilbert of South Killingly, CT; his mother and step-father, Betty and Alfred Morrison, Sr. of Dayville, CT; brothers, Paul E. Gilbert, Jr. of Baxter, TN, and Ernie Gilbert of Gloucester, RI, and a sister, Lisa Morrison, of Dayville, CT. David also leaves behind a niece and nephew and a great niece and nephew and several step siblings. David was preceded in death by his father Paul E Gilbert, Sr., a brother, Michael Gilbert, maternal grandparents, Dana and Emily Hopkins, and paternal grandparents, Ernest and Celina Gilbert, as well as his faithful canine companions, Crystal and Beagle. Services will be privately held by the family.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of David Paul Gilbert Sr 2018. Tillinghast Funeral Homes
Death notice for the town of: Plainfield, state: Connecticut