Louis C. Gantnier, Sr.


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Millinocket and Bryson City, NC - Louis C. Gantnier, Sr., 91, died May 16, 2019, in his home with his loving daughter, Diane, by his side. He was born Sept. 19, 1927, in Norwalk, CT, the son of Jerome B. and Lillian (Dubay) Gantnier.
He was a devoted husband, father, grand -,great- , and great great -grandfather who was always there for his family in every way needed. After retiring from over 30 years from the Great Northern Paper Co., he enjoyed time at his camp at Cedar Lake, then helping Diane run her campground at the foot of the Smokey Mountains. He was a World War II and Korean War Veteran, a member of the VFW, American Legion and a 73 year member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a lifelong dedicated communicant of the Catholic Church wherever he was living at the time and usually served the Priest at Mass. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Bryson City, NC.
Louis will be sadly missed by his children: Louis and Ngoc of Medway, Michael and Deb of Madawaska, Diane and Guy Larkin of Bryson City, NC, Sharon and Tom Darling and John and Rose of Millinocket; 14 grandchildren; many great (and a great-great) grandchildren; one sister, Louise Cote of East Millinocket; two brothers-in-law, Richard Proctor of Orrington and Lyle Gray of Millinocket; and sisters-in-law, Valerie Proctor of Midlothian, VA and Carolyn Gray of Orrington. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 59 years, Joan Proctor; three children, Marcia Jean, Jerome Robert and Mark Benedict, his parents; sister, Sr. Jane Gantnier and brother, John Gantnier.
Friends may call from 9-10 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2019, at Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church Site of Millinocket where a Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. with Fr. Bruce Siket, celebrant. Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, PO Box 400, East Millinocket, ME 04430. Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home, Island Falls. To share stories and leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com
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