Gerald “Geege” Gumkowski, 69 of Enfield, beloved husband of Margo (Nowak) Gumkowski, passed away peacefully at home on May 31, 2019. Born December 18, 1949 in Hartford, CT, Gerald was the son of the late Edward A. and Gladys R. (Millett) Gumkowski. He graduated from Enfield High School in 1969, where he played football.
Prior to retiring from Krupa Oil, Gerald had been employed with the CT Dept. of Correction. A hard working, kind and compassionate man with a great sense of humor, he could often be found helping his elderly neighbors when their tasks became too much for them. Besides his wife Margo of 42 years, Gerald was survived by his daughter Darrien Lynn, of Reston, VA, and his granddaughter Taylor Lynn of Falls Church, VA. He also leaves his brothers Edward Gumkowski and wife Andrea of Bloomfield, NJ and David Gumkowski and wife Fay of Old Lyme, CT along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Michael Gumkowski, with whom he had a very special bond. Gerald’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Deanne Fauteux, and Lisa Albert of the ECHN Hospice Program and dear friend David Curto. A Celebration of Gerald’s life will be held 4:00 p.m. Saturday June 8, 2019 at Browne Memorial Chapels 43 Shaker Rd, Enfield. In keeping with the word celebration, please wear bright colors. Visitation will be prior to the service from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to The Dankin Humane Society: 171 Union St., Springfield, MA 01105. For online expressions of sympathy: www.brownefuneralhome.com .