Alfred Augustus Gaylord
1928 - 2016
BORN
1928
DIED
2016
FUNERAL HOME
Ahern Funeral Home - Unionville
111 Main St., Rt. 4
Unionville, CT


Alfred Augustus Gaylord, 88, of Unionville, Connecticut, passed away in his home after a long illness on Friday, October 28, 2016. He was born October 5, 1928, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to Harry and Gladys (Godfrey) Gaylord. Alfred was one of 14 children, all of which have predeceased him. Al married his beloved wife, Dolores W. (Gaviorno) Gaylord, also of Pittsfield, in 1948. He quickly became an integral member of the Gaviorno family. Alfred and Dolores were happily married for 67 years. Al served in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Okinawa during the Korean War. Dolores soon followed him there, and that is where their son, Gunnar, was born. The family moved to Connecticut in 1954, where Al attended barber college and began his barbering career. He first worked in West Hartford, and then acquired Al's Barber Shop in Unionville, which he owned until 1968. He eventually retired from the Town of West Hartford Parks and Recreation Department. Alfred is survived by his wife, Dolores, his son, Gunnar Gaylord and his significant other, Andrea, his grandson, Gunnar (Travis) Gaylord II, his granddaughter, Shanya Stearns and her husband, Michael, and his great-grandchildren, Ella, Clara, Jameson and Téa, as well as many brothers, sisters, nephews, and nieces of the Gaviorno family. Alfred was a wonderful man, humorous with a quick wit, and an effervescent smile. He touched so many lives, was well loved, and will be sorely missed. There will be a private service for the immediate family, and a Memorial Service will be held at a time yet to be determined. Arrangements are being handled by the Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc. To send online condolences, please visit www.ahernfuneralhome.com




Published by Hartford Courant on Nov. 3, 2016.
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16 Entries
Wow, Dad, 5 years and you are very missed, remembered and loved by your family! Gunnar is doing a stellar job of taking care of mom and she misses you very much as we all do!!! You will be forever in my heart, Andrea daughter-in-law
Andrea
October 28, 2021
Wow, Dad, 6 years and you are very missed, remembered and loved by your family! Gunnar is doing a stellar job of taking care of mom and she misses you very much as we all do!!! You will be forever in my heart, Andrea daughter-in-law
Andrea
October 28, 2021
He was my friend and Uncle visiting his sister Mary in Pittfield taking care of Uncle Punkie l would so like to talk to someone in the family my mother is Marilyn Sherman Roy you can reach me at [email protected]
Marymargret C Burke
Family
December 23, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Marymargret C Burke
Family
December 23, 2020
Dearest Dad, cannot believe that four years have passed. I think of you every day and when I look at your photo on my table, I miss you even more. Those gardens in Heaven must be flourishing with your magic touch! With love always, Andrea
Andrea Alex Jeans
Daughter
October 29, 2020
Dad, I miss you very much and your bright smile. But I know that you are taking exceptional care of Gods Gardens in Heaven. With love forever, Andrea.
October 28, 2019
Hey Dad, Its been three years today. Just want you to know that you are sorely missed. Gun
October 28, 2019
Aunt Doloras, Gunnar and family,
I'm thinking of you all during this anniversary of Uncle Als passing. Love you all. God Bless. Annette
Annette Anello
Family
October 28, 2019
Love you brother !!! RIP GOD BLESS
Florence Amlaw(gaylord) SISTER
July 6, 2017
RIP UNCLE ALPHIE LOVE YA KID
FRANK AMLAW
July 6, 2017
Love and prayers to all who's lives my BROTHER touched rip alfred love you!!! Your sister Florence amlaw (GAYLORD)
Florence Amlaw(gaylord) SISTER
July 6, 2017
Uncle Alfie was an incredible man who is deeply loved. He was always full of life, humor, and kindness. He and Aunt Dolores were such a special part of my childhood and upbringing. I will never forget the way that Aunt D would look at him with love and admiration even after 30+ years of marriage!!

We will miss you very much Uncle Alfie. Our deepest sympathy to Aunt Dolores, Gunnar, Shawnya, Travis and family.

With lots of love,
Erica, Brandon, Dante & Luca
Erica Baker
June 17, 2017
Aunt Dolores, Gunner and family,

I have wonderful memories of summer time with you all. I have never forgotten them nor will I.
My deepest sympathy and love to you all.

Rest In Peace Uncle Alfie.
Love You Always

Annette
Annette Anello
June 17, 2017
audrey gaviorno-guinen
June 17, 2017
I remember uncle alfe so much wheni was a little girl always smiling and always playing with all his nefews and nieces throwing us up in the air and catching us he ment every thing to me he was always playing with all of us he was one of us he loved all his nices and nefews I will miss him uncle alfe ment so much to me when I was growing up I will always remember him in my heart always love you uncle alfe sleep with the angles
audrey gaviorno-guinen
June 17, 2017
SUCH A PROFOUND LOSS FOR A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY! ALF WAS AN EXCEPTIONAL, GENTLE MAN , A PERSON I WILL NEVER FORGET. I AM GOING TO MISS YOU DAD...SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR...WITH LOVE ALWAYS, ANDREA
ANDREA ALEX JEANS
November 16, 2016
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