GLENBURN – Alfred Stephen Gomm Jr., 78, passed away Oct. 15, 2008, surrounded by his loved ones at his home in Glenburn, after a long illness. He was born April 5, 1930, in Alton, the son of Alfred S. and Ezelda M. (Duplesis) Gomm Sr. Alfred was a U.S. Army veteran, serving his country in the Korean War. Upon return from the war, he worked for Bangor & Aroostook Railroad. He owned a Harlow Street Shell station for many years, where he worked repairing vehicles for his customers. After closing the station, Alfred worked as an auto mechanic for many years at other service stations. You would often find him with a hammer or wrench in his hand helping anyone who needed it. Al loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his family and friends. He worked six days a week and on his day off he would take his wife and the many children they had for Sunday drives to the coastal areas and beaches in Maine. Al also enjoyed playing cards and board games on the weekends with his family and friends, as well as bowling on Sunday evenings at Bangor/Brewer Lanes in the couples league. After the loss of his wife, Mildred, in 1989, he worked and kept busy until he met and fell in love with Jennie Wilson-Roberts. They married Feb. 14, 1992, and started a new life together. Al and Jennie loved to go camping, riding north to see the fall foliage, driving along the scenic routes of Maine or just sitting in the garage drinking soda and talking. Jennie had three children that became part of the family. Her daughter, Julie, became very special to him while helping Jennie care for her until her death. He is survived by 14 children, LeeAnn Daigle and her husband, Clarence, of Milford, Darryl Parker and his wife, Linda, of Winterport, Scott Harnden and his wife, Patty, of Hermon, Kathi Morrisey of Texas, Debra Donelan and her husband, Glenn, of Levant, Barbara LeClair and her husband, David, of Bangor, SueEllen Dority and her husband, Elwyn, of Bangor, James Gomm and his wife, Bonnie, of Newburgh, Steven Gomm and his wife, Kathy, of Orrington, Clifford Gomm and his wife, Sheryl, of Oklahoma, Tammy Bailey and her husband, Craig, of Florida, Minya Lynch and her husband, Jim, of Milford, Kimberly Roberts of Glenburn, and Willie Roberts and his girlfriend, Jennifer, of Carmel; daughter-in-law, Mary Parker of Bangor; 28 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; his dog, Jennie Rose, which was his pride and joy; three sisters, Mary Lawler of Palmyra, Caroline Gomm of Bangor and Margaret Linquist of Washington; and two brothers, Victor Gomm of California and Clifford Gomm of Arizona. He was predeceased by his wife, Mildred B. Gomm; his parents; a son, Jay Parker; three grandchildren, Frederick Parker, Amy Parker and Joshua Zowghi; one great-grandchild, Caleb Shoopman; one sister, Doris Cole; five brothers, Harold, Walter, Bernard, Charles and Bernard Edward; and a very special son-in-law, Milo Jenkins Jr. Family and friends may visit 5-7 p.m. Friday at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor, where a service honoring his life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday with a family friend, Glenn Wilson, presiding. Burial with military honors will be at Lawndale Cemetery, Stillwater Avenue, Old Town. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Cardiac or Diabetes Care, care of Healthcare Charities, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402. Condolences may be offered at www.kileyandfoley.com.
ALFRED S. GOMM JR.