William L. Gamble
William Lovett Gamble of Cummaquid, MA passed away peacefully on August 21, 2021 at the age of 88 after a long journey with Alzheimer's disease. He was born in Mt. Kisco, NY, the son of Jefferson Shaner Gamble and Marion Lovett Gamble. He grew up in Bristol, CT and lived in Unionville, Burlington and Avon, CT before moving to Cummaquid, MA in 2001. Bill attended the Loomis Chaffee School in CT where he was a three- season athlete and Colgate University in NY before graduating with a B.S. in Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design in RI. With his business partners, he founded an Industrial Design firm in 1961 which later transitioned to a graphic design firm, Gamble and Bradshaw Design in Farmington, CT. His firm was known for award-winning and state-of-the-art designs including parts of the space suits worn by astronauts who landed on the moon; packaging and product designs for Spaulding, still in existence today; hardware and tool design for Stanley Black and Decker as well as hundreds of other innovative designs. Bill will be forever missed by his wife, Elizabeth Richardson Gamble, his four daughters, Jaye Donaldson (John), Dana Rebhun (Christian), Kate Lassiter (Michael), Amy Best (Michael) and his three stepsons, Michael Richardson (Kerry), Todd Richardson (Pam), and Steven Richardson (Bradley). His many grandchildren, Elizabeth (Taylor), Halle, Tory, Keeler, Cooper, Schuyler (Abbey), Hunter, Isabelle, Oliver, Zachary, Sierra, Eli and Mae will long feel the deep loss of their dear "BeeGee". He was the great-grandfather of Roan and Lydia. Bill also leaves his nieces, Gaye and Leslie, his nephew, Todd, brother-in law, Jon, and sister-in law, Gillian. He is predeceased by his first wife, Jennifer Hall Gamble, the mother of his four daughters, his sister, Elizabeth Gamble Rowe and her husband, Thomas, and his grandson, Blaise Gamble Howe. Bill loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was an avid fly-fisherman (catch and release) spending many hours, starting as a young boy, fishing the Farmington River, the Miramichi River and Barnstable Bay. Bill enjoyed kayaking, was an enthusiastic golfer and scored a hole-in-one. He played paddle tennis in CT and skied the mountains of NH and VT where he built a ski chalet for his family and friends. Bill and his wife were fortunate to be able to travel, taking exciting adventure trips to Africa, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, the Galapagos and many countries in Europe. At home he enjoyed local theater, musical events, and sharing the home that he loved with friends and family. Bill was a happy person with a great sense of humor, always with a smile and an impish twinkle in his eye. He also was a sensitive, caring, giving and thoughtful man. He had an easy way of reaching out and relating to people, creating, meaningful and lasting friendships. We have been blessed to have Bill in our lives as a husband, father, grandfather, mentor and friend. He will be greatly missed and always loved. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial celebration of Bill's life at The Unitarian Church of Barnstable, Route 6A, Barnstable, MA on October 9, 2021 at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill's memory may be made to Alzheimer's Research, St Jude Children's Research Hospital or UConn Children's Cancer Fund.
Published by Hartford Courant on Sep. 4, 2021.
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Jaye, Dana, Kate and Amy, I´m so sorry to hear of your dad´s passing. He was such a great man and close friend to our family. I will never forget his wonderful sense of humor! May all of your fond memories of him provide you some comfort during this difficult painful time. Sending you all our thoughts and prayers. Love, Amy
Amy Goodwillie Lipkin
Friend
October 10, 2021
So sorry for your family´s loss. My thoughts are with you. My family has so many memories of Bill and Jeff. Love, Colleen, Reggie,Brett and Kayla.
Colleen Lausier
Other
October 8, 2021
Jaye, Dana, Katie and Amy, I am sorry for the loss of your dad. My deepest sympathy.
Kathy Daley Strong
Friend
September 9, 2021
Marc Richard
Friend
September 9, 2021
Marc Richard
Friend
September 9, 2021
From being your neighbor to being your paper boy and to many years of school together. Jaye, Dana, Kate and Amy I have many wonderful memories of you all including your mom and dad. May God bring you peace and comfort at this time and I thank you all for the memories. R.I.P. Mr. Gamble. Respectfully, Marc Richard
Marc Richard
Friend
September 9, 2021
Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of Bill. I was a girl friend of his for a brief time in the early 1950's. I always remembered Bill as a good person and I have wondered how his life went. I was glad to see what a full and loving life he had. My father was the minister of the Bristol Methodist Church in Bristol. I moved out of town and married a man who became a Methodist minister also. Our careers were on the Long Island New York City metro area and I was a teacher in the city. I will send a donation to the Alzheimer's Research in Bill's memory.
Barbara Davis Howard
Friend
September 7, 2021
My condolences to the Gamble family. I recognize those eyes and smile from Jaye, Dana and Katie ... wishing you strength and the comfort of memories as you grieve. T
Taryn Toro
Other
September 7, 2021
So sorry to hear of Bill´s passing.
Virginia Bilodeau
September 6, 2021
Dearest Mr. Gamble, you shared your time and love with us kids at your homes in Unionville and Vermont. I remember your office space under the stairs chatting with you. Good times. You will be missed and always loved. My heart is with all the Gambles.
Tama Talbot
September 5, 2021
So sorry to hear about Bills passing. Have lots of great memories! Our thoughts are with the family.
John &.Allison Banta
Friend
September 5, 2021
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