Philip Gildersleeve Jr.

  • "I worked with Chris the last few years and all I remember..."
    - Jill Romer
  • "Having just learned of the passing of Chris, I have many..."
    - Ted Warzecha
  • "Chris, I was only recently informed of your passing. I'm 52..."
    - Tim Markoski
  • "I went to Portland High and Becker College with Chris. He..."
    - Pat Moody Hansen
  • "For my strong, brave brother. Always a great big beautiful..."
    - Barbara Tripoli

GILDERSLEEVE, PHILIP “CHRIS” JR Philip “Chris” Gildersleeve Jr, 70 of Old Saybrook, beloved brother, father and friend, formerly of Portland passed away Saturday January 4, 2014 at Middlesex Hospital. He was the son of the late Philip Sr and Florence (Ball) Gildersleeve. Born on October 12, 1943 in Middletown, he grew up and lived in Portland for 50 years before living in Westbrook, Old Lyme and residing in Old Saybrook for the past 10 years. He worked as a mortgage broker for New England Alliance for many years until retiring. He was a member of the Glastonbury Hills Country Club, the Westbrook Elks Club, he was an avid golfer, played tennis, coached his daughters soccer and softball games and loved the Boston Red Sox. He was also a U.S Army veteran where he served as an MP. He leaves Marabeth (Carlson) Gildersleeve of Portland, daughters, Deborah Gildersleeve of Stamford, Jill Taradeina and her husband, Toby of Portland and Sara Gildersleeve of Cromwell, a brother, William Gildersleeve of Portland, sisters, Elizabeth Gustafson of Napa, CA and Barbara Tripoli of Middlefield and 4 nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday January 8, 2014 at 2PM directly at Trinity Episcopal Church 345 Main St Portland. Burial will be private. Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday at Portland Memorial Funeral Home 231 Main St Portland from 4:30 to 7:30PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation ( or to To send an online expression of sympathy, please visit

Published in middletownpress on Jan. 6, 2014
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