Earl Gagnon

Obituary of Earl Gagnon

Earl W. Gagnon, 80, of East Dennis, MA, formerly of Putnam, CT, passed away peacefully at his home Friday April 27, 2018. Earl was born in Putnam May 14, 1937.

He graduated from Putnam High School in 1955 and then attended the American Academy of Embalming. He then worked at Ahern Funeral Home in Hartford CT. In 1958 Earl married the love of his life Sybil Compa, and together they owned and operated the Smith and Walker Paint Store in Putnam for 22 years. He also owned and operated the Smith and Walker Funeral Home until retirement. During that time Earl contributed his time to his country and community as a medical specialist in the Army, Former Director of Day Kimball Hospital, Director of the Citizens National Bancor, Former President of Putnam Area Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Putnam Board of Tax Review, and the Putnam Republican Committee. Upon retiring, he and Sybil moved to Cape Cod. Earl enjoyed fishing, hunting and boating along with his beloved pets.

Earl was predeceased by his father and mother W. Earl and Claire (Wood) Gagnon and his wife Sybil (Compa) Gagnon. Survivors include his sister Lorna Shirer (Ross), nieces Kirsten Taylor (Alan), Kimberly Shirer, nephew S. Ross Shirer III (Tracey) and his cat Polly.

Funeral Services are private. Memorial Donations may be made to Make a Wish Foundation Gift Processing, 4742 North St., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 or at WISH. ORG.