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Sunday, February 28th, 2010
Birth: Jul. 20, 1924
Death: Jun., 2010
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Alcide E. Gallant, 85, of Myrtle Beach died recently in Myrtle Beach.
Born in Gardner on July 20, 1924, he was the son of Fidele and Elsie (Leger) Gallant. He was the first of eight sons born in the United States.
During his lifetime, Mr. Gallant worked for the Railway Express Agency at the Athol Train Depot, was part owner with his brother, Cyrus Gallant, of the former Parker Street Cafe in Gardner and was a bookkeeper at the Athol Manufacturing Company.
He was a United States WWII Navy Veteran, and saw action in the American Theater and Asiatic Theater, including Marshall Island, Guadalcanal, New Guinea, Russell Islands and Leyte (Lingayen Gulf). He received the American Area Ribbon, the Asiatic-Pacific Area Ribbon with four battle stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two stars, the Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Ribbon.
Mr. Gallant was a 1943 graduate of Gardner High School. He was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, Gardner. He was a Charter member of the VFW Post 905 of Gardner. He founded and served numerous terms as Commander of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #46 of Athol. He was former president of the United Steel Workers Union, Local 4700. He was president of the John F. Kennedy Campaign Committee, posed for photos with JFK during the campaign and received personal letters and Christmas greetings from John and Jackie Kennedy.
He was an avid supporter of local Humane Societies. He enjoyed attending Navy Ship Reunions. He especially enjoyed fishing and loved being with his family. Alcide built his first house in 1962.
His former wife, Irene Mailloux Gallant, predeceased him .
He leaves a daughter, Lana Alliott of Port Orange, Fla., and a son, Dennis Gallant of Athol, one brother, Expedit Gallant of Gardner, four grandchildren - Lisa Alliott of Port Orange, Fla., Chris Gallant, Dennis Gallant, and Bobbie Gallant, as well as great-grandchildren Felicia Green of Port Orange, Denton Green of Orange, Zach, Olivia, and Grey, He was predeceased by six brothers, Telesphore, Ulysses, Cyrus, Honore, Joseph, and Larry, and a sister, Mary. He also leaves many neices, nephews, and cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, June 24, at 10 a.m. in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the MASS Audubon Society, 208 South Great Rd., Lincoln, Mass. 01773.
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