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Robert Gabriel

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Robert T. Gabriel died on Oct 21, 2013. Born and raised in New Haven, Conn., he was a former resident of Bedford, Mass. and Lexington, Mass. After gradating from Yale in 1943, he served as an officer in the Navy and took part in D-Day in 1944. He was honorably discharged in 1946. After the war, he joined the Yale Alumni Fund as Secretary of that organization for 13 years. Following that he became Director of Radcliffe College Fund. In subsequent years he worked as a fund raising consultant winding up as Vice President of American Fund Raising Services whose clients consisted of hospitals, colleges and other philanthropic organizations. He was a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church of Lexington where he was a member of the governing council for a number of years. After retirement he joined the Peace Corps and went to Botswana where he became loan officer in the National Development Bank. He was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret Bell (Miller) in 1979, his second wife, Isabel (Maxwell) in 2007, his brother, John C. Gabriel and sister, Susan Cunliffe. He is survived by his one son, Robert T. Gabriel Jr. and daughter Anne C. Dunn of Long Island. He also leaves three grandchildren: Meghan Durkee, Stacey Gabriel and Heather Dunn. Funeral services are private. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Mass. Audubon Society, 208 South Great Rd., Lincoln, MA 01773. Bedford Funeral Home, Bedford, Mass. assisted the family with services.

Published in The Lexington Minuteman from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2013
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