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76 Prospect Street
Rockville-Vernon, CT 06066
Phone: (860) 875-5490
Fax: (860) 872-8200
Gilbert Weber

Gilbert Weber

Tuesday, April 22nd, 1924 - Thursday, March 5th, 2020
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Gilbert Charles Weber, 95, of Ellington, beloved husband of Jean C. Weber, passed away Thursday, March 5, at home.
Gilbert was born in Rockville on April 22, 1924, son of the late Charles and Evelyn (Woods) Weber. In 1950 he married Jean Conrady and in 1957 they moved to Ellington, where he has resided ever since. He was a devoted father to his daughter, Celinda A. Weber of Vernon, and his son Donald A. Weber of Boston, MA.
He graduated from Rockville High School in the class of 1942 and was then employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Quarantine. In 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 797th Forestry Engineers, where he operated a sawmill in the China Burma India Theatre (1943-1946) building the Ledo/Burma Road. Upon his discharge from active service in February of 1946, he served in the Army Reserves from 1950-1954, in the 76th Infantry Division.Gilbert attended Hillyer College and was then hired as a plumber with Schaeffer Company in Rockville, until his retirement in 1992.He was a member of the CBI (China Burma India) Veterans Association and was a Past Senior Vice Commander of the Connecticut Yankee Basha. He was a life member of the American Legion; and being an avid fisherman (tying hundreds of fishing flies) was a member of the Coventry Game Club. Gil was a great gardener and enjoyed reading and traveling. Friends may call at the Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect Street in Rockville on Monday, March 9th, 2020 from 4-7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 10th , 2020 at 11:00 am St. Bernard Church. Burial will follow at Grove Hill Cemetery in Rockville. Memorial donations may be made to St. Bernard’s Church, 25 St. Bernard’s Terrace, Rockville, CT 06066, or to the Hall Memorial Library, 93 Main Street, P.O. Box 280, Ellington, CT 06029. The family would like to thank the staff of ECHN Visiting Nurse and Health Services of Connecticut, for their wonderful hospice care. For online condolences please visit
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  • Visitation

    Monday, March 9th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, March 9th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Burke-Fortin Funeral Home
    76 Prospect Street
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  • Service

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Bernard's Church
    25 St. Bernard Terrace
    vernon rockville, CT 06066
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  • Interment

    Grove Hill Cemetery
    Grove St.
    Rockville 06066


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Posted at 05:30pm
Paula and I send our heart felt condolences to you and your mom. Praying for the both of you.

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Dear Weber Family, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our prayers are with you . With Love Thom, Gail and Ria Malatesta
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Margie and Ed Hurwitz

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we were honored to have known Gil. You are all in our hearts and prayers . Love, margie and Ed
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Roger Mooney

Posted at 08:17am
I always looked for Gil sitting on his porch as I tooted twice to greet the man whom I admired growing up. Yes, he always provided wisdom with humor to lift up my day. One thing I could always depend upon was his dry wit. He will be greatly missed. Jean, we will be home soon.
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Elizabeth Posted at 10:20pm

I'm sooo going to miss you! * Poke *

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