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Visitation

Plantsville Funeral Home
Monday December 13th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Funeral Service

Plantsville Funeral Home
Monday December 13th, 2021
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Graveside Service

St. Thomas Cemetery
Monday December 13th, 2021

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Dale P. Gemmell

Dale P. Gemmell, 88, of Southington, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at the Summit of Plantsville. He had been the loving husband of the late Patricia Ann (Garling) Gemmell for nearly 44 years.

Dale was born on May 3, 1933 in Middletown Springs, VT to the late Albert J. and Adelaide (McLaughlin) Gemmell and had been a longtime Southington resident.

Dale proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked as an operating engineer at DellaBitta Construction for many years and eventually retired from the Public Works Department in the Town of Wallingford, after 20 years of service. Dale served as a volunteer firefighter and Captain at Company 3 in Milldale for several years. He was a member of the Southington Elks Club and also the American Legion, Post 72. Dale coached midget football at Memorial Park and loved to travel with his companion, Theresa.

He is survived by his son, Kevin Gemmell and his wife Donna of Meriden, daughter, Lisa DePalma and her husband Lowell of NC and 4 grandchildren; Nina Ziemba and her husband Zack of NC, Capt. L. Wade DePalma USAF and his wife Sarah of Nebraska, Kevin Gemmell Jr. of San Diego, CA and Alyssa Gemmell of Unionville. He is also survived by his brother, Morris Gemmell of Salt Lake City, Utah, many nieces and nephews and his longtime companion, Theresa Habernieier of Bloomfield. In addition to his wife Patricia, Dale was predeceased by his brothers, Louis and Kenneth Gemmell and his sister, Shirley Badgley.

The family would like to thank all the staff of the Summit at Plantsville for their wonderful dedication and care they showed their father and grandfather the last few years of his life.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dale’s memory may be made to the CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd, Newington, CT 06111.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St, Plantsville. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. Calling hours will be held before the service from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.


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A candle was lit in memory of Dale Gemmell

Donna Gemmell Dec 23 2021 2:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Gemmell

Roland & Jackie Dupre Dec 13 2021 5:47 AM

The Officers and Members of the American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 join in extending our heartfelt sympathy to Dale's family at this time of sorrow. We are proud of his service to our country and his 60 year membership in the American Legion.

Hank Lucas, Chaplin Dec 8 2021 3:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Gemmell

Wanda Lubinski Dec 7 2021 5:09 PM

We will miss Dale very much. He was so kind and loving and always to a pleasure to be with. My husband, children and I always saw Dale as a part of the family and loved him very much.

wendy Dickman Dec 6 2021 12:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Gemmell

Loralee Begin Dec 4 2021 3:58 PM

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Debra Damicis Dec 4 2021 2:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Gemmell

Lois and Richard O’Hala Dec 3 2021 11:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Gemmell

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