Alton Richard Gill

WATERVILLE – Alton Richard Gill passed away peacefully in his sleep after a long illness on Friday, April 22, 2022, with the love of his life, Barbara, by his side. He was born Oct. 26, 1956 in Farmington to Carl Alton Gill and Mary Cyr Gill. He first lived on the family farm in New Sharon, before moving to Fairfield with his mother and brothers in 1963. Alton attended Winslow schools, then joined the Army, and also worked as a steel rigger, building submarines at General Dynamics’ Electric Boat Division in Connecticut. He returned to Maine in the 1980’s where he worked in restaurants, in maintenance for Winslow schools, and as a mill worker at Scott Paper. Alton was a devoted family man who loved hunting and fishing, cooking and putting on a “feed” for friends and family. He also enjoyed music, history, art, and cruising on his motorcycle. His greatest passion however, the thing that fired him up the most, was being “on the road” picking antiques and collectibles. He was endlessly researching all manner of subjects and genuinely enjoyed sharing his knowledge with others. He was a licensed minister and having lived a full and grateful life, Alton looked forward to being with God.He was predeceased by his father Carl Gill, brother Vincent Gill, baby brother and sister, Boyd Quentin and Marianne Rose.Alton is survived by his loving mother, Mary Gower; the love of his life for 29 years, Barbara Livingstone; his daughter Selena Drake and grandson Anthony Vigue; stepchildren Brad and Melissa Vigue; Barbara’s children Abel and Micah, who were like sons to him; and his brothers: David Gill, Terence Gill, Francis Gill, and Ronald Gill, recently visiting Alton from California. He also leaves behind many close friends and loving relatives. Alton will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.The family wishes to thank the staff of MaineGeneral HomeCare & Hospice for their tireless care and support. Gratitude is also extended to Dan & Scott’s Cremation and Funeral Service (Skowhegan). A graveside service will be held at Maplewood Cemetery in Fairfield on June 18, 2022, at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend to bid Alton a fond farewell. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MaineGeneral Health to benefit HomeCare & Hospice. Please send your gift to: MaineGeneral HealthOffice of PhilanthropyPO Box 828Waterville, ME 04903-0828

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