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David E. Gabriele

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“I just heard about David's passing and I am so saddened. I didn't know David real well but anytime I talked to him he treated me like the best of...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Barbara & Family,I was so shocked and saddened to hear about your loss. My heart is aching for you. Please know you are in my thoughts and...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Tobey Mintz - West Simsbury, CT

“my prayers are with the Gabriele family...Dave was a wonderful guy and will be missed ”
3 of 31 | Posted by: Gwendolyn owens - Windsor, CT

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Gabriele Family, may all the precious memories held close to your hearts help in the days ahead. Dave was such a...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Dorrie Volpe - Wethersfield, CT

“My deepest sympathy to all of Dave's family. I've known his sweet smile since the days of Charter Oak and Sterling Field when every kid in the...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Rich Granger - East Granby, CT

“Barb and family,My deepest condolences to you. Dave truly was a very special man whose kindness touched so many neighbors and friends. May his memory...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Helayne Rudnick Levy - Venice, CA

“What lovely words in the obituary which captured the wonderfulness of Dave. We are better to have known him, we'll be better to be more like him. ...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Susan Myers - West Hartford, CT

8 of 31 | Posted by: roger clark

“So sorry to hear of Daves passing . He was a sweet guy . We went to school together . I remember he always had a big smile . Sorry for your loss . ”
9 of 31 | Posted by: Ann Concatelli - Rocky Hill, CT

“David's joyous love of life radiated from within him and was cherished by all he touched. His bearing and joie de vivre will carry on in the hearts...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Len Gaulin - west hartford, CT

“Sending a prayer to you Barb while reading of your beloved passing. May he Rest in Sweet Peace. Cindy Hoyt Lapierre ”
11 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“my deepest sympathies to dave's family and friends. as a fellow town employee, i have had the pleasure of knowing dave for the past 36 years. he...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: karen healey - west hartford, CT

“Its been a long time, but I remember Gabe exactly as his Obit describes. Fun, happy, and generous. What a great personality. Barbie and family, our...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Steve Mackay - Fairfield, CT

“I am very sorry for your loss. It seems like your husband was an amazingly well-loved and respected man. My prayers are with you. TaraCHS ”
14 of 31 | Posted by: Tara T.-Jackson - West Hartford, CT

“I knew Dave for many years while we worked for the Town's DPW.He was a great guy and deeply cared for family and the town.He was a good and fair...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: john maloney - Winterville, GA

“I ran into Dave while he was getting a haircut last Thursday afternoon. Our brief conversation was like so many have shared --friendly and uplifting...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Kerry Jones - West Hartford, CT

“I am so sad of his passing. I knew Dave from Talcott and Conard. I met Blair while working at Norfeldt and Barbara while at Whiting Lane. A great...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Deborah Lashin Butler - CT

“I was shocked and saddened to hear of Dave's death. I remember him as a kind, upbeat person who was dedicated to the town of WH. I send my love and...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Mary Hourdequin - West Hartford, CT

“Barb, Pete and Blair I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. Dave was a sweet ,sweet person. Driving down Florence will never be the same without his big...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: Antoinette Holland - CT

“Hi Barb, I'm sure you don't remember me but I used to live around the corner from you on Somerset with Cathy Langan. I'd known Dave since high school...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: walt hoddinott - brenham, TX

“we are so sorry for your loss dave was a gentlemen with the biggest heart. Our heartfelt thoughts are with you. jodi and michael kelly ”
21 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to you all on the loss of Dave. We were at Conard, one or two years apart. He will be remembered well. May God bless you all with his...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Judi Beckwith Swift - New Britain, CT

“Dear Barb and Family,What a total shock to hear of Dave's passing. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.It was always a pleasure running...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Rose Garland - West Hartford, CT

“My heartfelt condolences to the Gabriele family. I became friends with Dave at Fern Park when I was a young girl. Dave had remained my friend...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: Christea Byrne - Deerfield Beach, FL

“My heart and prayers are with you all. Gabe was one of the most awesome human beings I ever met which was over 50 yrs ago. I am Gary Hunt's sister...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Karin Hunt - Cromwell

“Dear Barb and family,We were so saddened to hear the news. Our love and deepest sympathies are with all of you. We will never forget Dave and what...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: Janet Fournier - West Hartford, CT

“Barb, Blair and Pete, my heart aches for your loss. Keep Dave's love of life with you always. The Noreen Leonards, Love Noreen, Ray, Blake and...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Noreen Leonard - West Hartford, CT

“Coach Gabe,You will be truly missed! You were not just my wrestling coach, but also a friend even after I graduated from Conard. Your wife mentioned...Read More »
28 of 31 | Posted by: Alex Jojin - West Hartford, CT

“Coach Gabe,You will be truly missed! You were not just my wrestling coach, but also a friend even after I left Conard. Your wife mentioned you going...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: Alex Jojin - West Hartford, CT

“Our condolences to Barb and all the family. What a wonderful tribute to Dave who was a friend to all. Hoping that all the happy memories will help...Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Bob & Diane Fortin - Bloomfield, CT

“Dear Barb & family, I only met Dave once while he was with you Barb, but once was enough to know that he was a special guy! I am so sorry for your...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Bonny Butkiewicz - SC

David was born on November 11, 1955 and passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017.

David was a resident of Connecticut.


When Wednesday, June 21st, 2017, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
LocationSheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home
Address 1084 New Britain Avenue
West Hartford, CT
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When Thursday, June 22nd, 2017, 11:00am
LocationUniversalist Church of West Hartford
Address 433 Fern Street
West Hartford, CT
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Service Extra Info In lieu of flowers, please commit a random act of kindness in Dave's name.Calling hours will be Wednesday, (June 21), from 4 to 7 pm at the Sheehan Hilborn Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. The Funeral Service will be on Thursday, (June 22), 11:00 am at The Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern St, West Hartford.

In lieu of flowers, please commit a random act of kindness in Dave's name. Online condolences may be made at www.SheehanHilbornBreen.com.