Obituary for David P. "Punky" Gallant Sr.
SOUTH CHINA, MAINE
David P. “Punky” Gallant - 77, of So. China, died unexpectedly in West Gardiner, ME on Saturday, October 21, 2017. He was born on November 4, 1939 the son of the late John and Yvonne (Arseneault) Gallant.David graduated from Cony High School in 1958.
He served honorably in the Army from 1959-62. He was a lifetime member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks #964 of Augusta; Calumet Club; and Fraternal Order of Eagles of Augusta.
David played goalie for Maxim and NAPA hockey teams for many years, softball for various Augusta teams, coached little league, and mostly he loved his horseshoe games and played for more than 30 years. He was very involved in the leagues at the Kennebec Valley Horseshoe Association and belonged to Capital Area Recreation Association for many years. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and camper in his early years and he so enjoyed playing cribbage.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Statler Tissue Co. for 35 years.David was predeceased by his brother, John Robert Gallant, and the mother of his children, Arlene (Poulin) Gallant.He is survived by his wife Jean Carney-Gallant of South China, ME; his children David P. Gallant, Jr. and fiancée Pam Pomerleau; Daniel J. Gallant and fiancée Lauren Pease; Michael Gallant and wife Jennifer; Michelle Gallant Colwell and husband Dean; his step-children Mary Hunt and husband Dale McKay; Patricia Desmarais and husband Chris; Michael Hunt and wife Terri; Barbara Chadbourne and Jon Jellison; Susan Gilbert and husband Norman; two sisters: Gloria Gallant Erwin and husband Bob; Jean Gallant Pickett; one brother, Charles Gallant; 14 grandchildren: Tabitha McCollett-Gallant, Cody Gallant, Madison Jackson, Owen, Julia and Natalie Colwell, Calvin Beneck, Rebecca and Andrew Shaw, Michaela Hunt Ames, Jessica and Zachary Chadbourne, Kelli Susee and Brittany White, and six great-grandchildren.There will be no public visiting hours. A Celebration of Life is planned for 2:00 PM Monday, October 30th at the Augusta Elks Lodge, 397 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME. Committal with military honors will be held in the committal shelter at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta at 1:00 PM on Wednesday Nov, 1, 2017.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, ME.