BARRE - Gordon Roger "Gordy" Flood, 57, of Barre, Vt., passed away peacefully in his home Nov. 11, 2013, in the company of his companion, Dodi Manning.
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Gordon was born Oct. 21, 1957, and moved to Plainfield as a young child with his parents, Richard and Shirley (Bell) Flood.
He graduated from Twinfield High School in 1975, then promptly joined the Army National Guard and spent some time in Germany.
He married Beverly Flint, and they raised five children together. They later divorced, remaining friends.
He had a passion for playing softball that started at a young age and never stopped. He was president of a men's over-30 league.
He enjoyed carpentry and made his living at it.
Gordy enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends and family, and he loved following the New York Yankees.
He was a very giving man who was loved and respected by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.
Gordon was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Shirley Flood; and siblings Dave Flood, of Barre, and Cindy Young, of Epson, N.H. He also lost his daughter Jennifer at a very young age.
He is survived by his children: Kimberly Flood with husband Craig Williams; Tracy with husband Robert Reed; son Ryan Cote; and Danielle Flood with fiance Joey Madore. Additionally, Gordy is survived by his sisters Cathy, Julie and Tammy and brother Jerry; his grandchildren, Shaymus, Kylis, Bryer, Michael, Malorie and Landen; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He will also be lovingly remembered and celebrated by his extensive softball family.
A celebration of life will be held Dec. 7, 2013, at the American Legion in Barre from noon to 5 p.m.
Donations toward Gordy's cremation services and memorial benefit can be made at the door or by check to Gordon Flood Memorial Fund, c/o David Raymond, 26 Meadow Drive, Barre, VT 05641. Alternatively, donations can be made online at www.gofundme.com/59cbak, or simply deposited at TD Bank to the Gordon Flood Memorial Fund, account No. 5242484442.
Published in Times Argus on Nov. 22, 2013