Gilson Cole McKenney II ended his earth walk unexpectedly on Aug. 6, 2018. He was born on June 1, 1958 in Gardner, Mass., the only son of Natalie Yale Harrington and Gilson Cole McKenney. He spent his early years on a small dairy farm in Ashburnham, Mass. In his early teens the family moved to a larger dairy farm in Richmond, Maine. Gil graduated from Richmond High School and went on to the University of Maine in Orono to study agriculture. Most of his jobs were in that field.
In the new millennial Gil met the love of his life, Dawn Charlonne. They settled down to a nice life on Pleasant Pond where they enjoyed music and partying and their little Corgi dogs. Last year they downsized and moved to Winthrop for a simpler lifestyle.
Gil is survived by his beloved Dawn Charlonne, 4 sisters, Barbara McKenney, Wendy Harrington, Terry Yale and her husband David Kamila, all from Maine, and Lee McKenney from Arizona. Also 4 nieces, 2 nephews and 4 great nephews all from Maine.
A Celebration of His Life will be held at Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond at 2:00 p.m. on Aug. 19, 2018. Colorful attire is suggested.