Alma L. (Gilson) Mead

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Alma L. (Gilson) Mead, 85, beloved wife of the late James A. Mead, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Evergreen Health Care in Stafford.

Daughter of the late Malcolm and Elva (Nicol) Gilson, she was born in Boston. She was a longtime resident of Enfield, and a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Warehouse Point. Alma was an avid knitter and sewer, and challenged herself with many puzzles. In her spare time, she enjoyed nights out bowling at Shaker Lanes and Friday night square dancing at Powder Hollow Barn. Most of all, she enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Alma is survived by her four children, Sandra McKenney of Spring Hill, Florida, Richard Mead and his wife, Ruth, of Dunnellon, Florida, Paula Pelkey and her husband, David, of Enfield, and Steven Mead and his wife, Lynn, of Bristol; her brother, Robert Gilson and his wife, Rita, of Wakefield, Massachusetts; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Gladys Bergman.

Her family will receive relatives and friends Tuesday, July 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of CT, 860 Howard Ave., New Haven, CT 06519, or to , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from July 13 to July 17, 2018
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