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William P. "Bill" Gilday

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Norwich - William P. "Bill" Gilday, 60, of Mohegan Park Road, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his home.

He was born in New York, N.Y., on Nov. 26, 1952, son of the late John and Patricia (Nolan) Gilday.

Mr. Gilday worked as a machinist at Electric Boat in Groton, since 1976, and was the shop steward of the I.A.M. Local# 1871. As a union activist, he served as an officer and steward and AFL-CIO political volunteer for many years. Bill was one of the first volunteers at the newly formed Gamma Moran Untied Way Labor Food Center and a United Way union counselor. Every year he volunteered to help United Way Day of Caring, Food Drives, Workers Memorial Committee, and other activities too numerous to mention. He will be truly missed by his union brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his brothers, Jack Gilday and his wife, Valerie, of East Williston, N.Y., Kevin Gilday and his wife, Evona, of Naugatuck, and Terry Gilday and his wife, Tina, of Southbury; a sister, Bonnie Lagocki and her husband, Scott, of Meriden; his children, Linda and William Gilday; and several nieces and nephews. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and loving heart.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at the Cummings-Gagne Funeral Home, 82 Cliff St., Norwich. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

For an online obituary, to share a condolence with the family, or to light a candle, please visit, www.cummings-gagnefh.com
Published in The Day on Jan. 29, 2013
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