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Richard H. Gillette

May 10, 2023

Richard H. Gillette, 87, LaFargeville passed away May 10, 2023 at Samaritan Keep Home. The family would like to thank the staff of the 4th Floor  for their care and devotion to their father.

Richie was born in the Town of Orleans June 8, 1935 to Harold and Bertha Gillette and he attended LaFargeville school. He worked as a rewinder and machine operator for Knowlton Bros., Watertown and retired after 42 years of service to the company.

He was a former member of the Brownville Fish and Game Club. Richie enjoyed the outdoors - hunting, fishing, trap shooting, trapping, and coon hunting. He also enjoyed playing softball and bowling.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Rosemary; seven children, Randy (Bitsy), Virginia, Cassandra (Joseph) Widrick Phillips, Tammi Lamphere, Ernie, Pamela (Tim) Carter, Timothy (Sandy), and Stephen, all of LaFargeville; 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; brother Charles (Cindy), LaFargeville; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. His sister, Mary Yerdon, died before him.

As per his wishes, there will be no public services. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com


#4 Randy Pound 2023-05-17 08:14
To the Gillette family from the Pound’s, we are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the rabbit hunting on the farm. Rest in Peace.
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#3 Cathy Marcellus 2023-05-16 05:16
Rest in peace uncle Richie. You were one of my favorite uncles. Remember all the good times spent with you and aunt Rosie, God's blessing on all of the family.
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#2 Morris Mattingly 2023-05-15 17:40
Sorry to hear of Dick's passing, I worked alot with him at Knowlton, also glad he had a long retirement.
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#1 Jayme Spearnock 2023-05-15 14:08
To All The Gillette Family,
Deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad. May he rest in peace.
Sincerely, Bruce and Jayme
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