Charles ‘Gil’ Reynolds, 90, passed away peacefully at his home in New Harbor with his loving family on June 15, 2019. Gil was born on Oct. 16, 1928 in Somerville, MA to Charles F. Reynolds and Mary K. Cuttle.
Gil was predeceased by his son Keith, brothers William and Leo and daughter in law, Mary.
He is survived by his beloved wife Mae C. Reynolds of (New Harbor, ME and Delray Beach, FL), sons Thomas (Kissimmee FL) and Steven and his wife Lori (Boothbay Harbor ME), Daughter in law, Cathy Reynolds Connell, grandchildren, Scot and wife Jill (Andover, MA) Gregory and Jillian (Orlando, FL), Derek and wife Anna (Los Angeles, CA) Michael and Aimee (Wakefield, MA) and great grandchildren, Dylan, Marie and Vivienne Rose. His sisters Katherine Lynch (Kentucky), Mary Jane O’Rourke and brothers Robert and Richard (Woburn, MA) and many nieces and nephews.
Gil graduated from Somerville High School, enlisted in the US Army and served in the Occupation of Japan. He was a master mechanic for 10 years before serving as a police officer for 27 years in Wakefield, MA, where he received the Golden Eagle of Leadership award for outstanding service in the line of duty.
Upon retiring from the police department, Gil and Mae became managers of two hotels in Delray Beach, FL and spent summers at their home in New Harbor, ME. Gil was a former member of Wawenock Country Club in Walpole, ME, a volunteer at Miles Memorial Hospital and Rummage Sale, member of Retired State County and Municipal Employees Association of MA and lifetime member of Elks Lodge of Wakefield, MA.
Above all else, Gil was a family man who put family first 100% of the time. His ‘sweetheart’ of 71 years was the light of his life, and his children and grandchildren were perfect in his eyes. He was a patient mentor to his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and his passions for building, fixing, and music now live on through them. He was a kind hearted soul who constantly gave thanks for his blessings, even in his final hours. He is a role model to many.
The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to the nurses and doctors of the 2nd floor at Miles Memorial Hospital for their extraordinary care and kindness, the eucharistic ministers of St. Patrick’s Church, and to all who made his final wish come true; to be at home with his family for his final days: Rosie Bowman of Coves Edge, CLC Ambulance Service, Bristol First Responders, Hospice RN Marianthē Andrews and Chris of medical equipment services company. In lieu of cards or flowers, please send donations to one of these incredible organizations.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.