Stuart Ewald Gadbois

  • Born: November 15, 1934
  • Died: March 3, 2018
  • Location: Salem, Connecticut

Tribute & Message From The Family

Stuart was born on November 15, 1934 and passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Stuart was a resident of Salem, Connecticut at the time of passing.

He graduated from New London High School in 1952, from UConn with a degree in engineering in 1956, and was awarded a PhD. in mechanical engineering in 1965.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 8, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester, CT. The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 9, at 11 a.m. at The Congregational Church of Salem, 244 Hartford Road, Salem, CT. Burial will be private. Donations may be made to: Congregational Church of Salem 244 Hartford Road, Salem CT 06420 Gadbois Math & Spelling Awards of Salem Elementary School 550 Norwich Road, Salem CT 06420 Visitation at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on March 8, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to The Congregational Church of Salem in memory of Stuart Gadbois, or the Gadbois Math and Spelling Awards for the Salem Elementary School, . John Gadbois, 550 Norwich Road, Salem, CT 06420.

Condolence & Memory Journal


Mr. Gadbois was such a kind and caring man giving to others throughout his life. I remember him with the utmost respect and dignity through school, town and church events where he always gave to others. My thoughts are with your family at this time and I hope the memories of him carry you through this time of mourning.

Prayers are with you.

Diane McIntyre (Jim and Jeff's Sister)

Posted by Diane McIntyre - Salem, CT   March 16, 2018

We had the opportunity to work with Mr Gadbois and the entire Salem Congregational Church family with a few community fundraisers. He was always the first to step up, offer his assistance and his kind words of support and love. He was Mr. Salem, and will forever be a part of the towns history, culture and its future!!! He gave so much and we will be forever blessed by his presence in our community and each of our lives.

Posted by The Salem MOMs Club - Salem, CT   March 15, 2018

One of the kindest , genuine people I have ever known . There are many people definitely missing him including myself . I know for sure he contributed to making the world a better place . Our family is deeply saddened to learn of his passing , and hope that his entire AMAZING family and friends circle find peace and comfort at this time . My heart aches but knowing you went peacefully with a full heart makes it a little easier . Thank you for everything you have ever done for us ,The smallest ripple can create a wave .

Posted by S+B O'H - CT   March 11, 2018

Love to the family. God Bless during this difficult time. Stu will be greatly missed.

Posted by C.F. Dyer Girls- Barb, Deb, Amy & Mary - Waterford   March 10, 2018

Heart felt prayers to the family. And may God put the joy of your loved one in your heart and memories..

Posted by Regina Bragdon - Colchester, CT   March 09, 2018


So sorry for your loss. He will be missed dearly.

Posted by Kenneth Michel - Oakdale, CT   March 09, 2018

Dear Judy,
We are so sorry for this terrible loss to you and all of those who loved your great husband. The words are true, all of Salem will also miss him. Stay strong in this time of sorrow and surround yourself with what you have built together.
Mary and Dominic Barba

Posted by A friend   March 09, 2018

The very best brother in law a person could have....patient, kind, full of love and humor.
God bless you on your new journey, Stu, Jesus has prepared a special place of rest and peace for you.❤

Posted by Phyllis Swanson - Yuma, AZ   March 08, 2018

One of the best men I ever met in my life. Quiet, treated everyone like an equal,never talked down to anyone and a great friend and mentor.

He and Judy represented everything good about family and life. I will miss him. Paul Johnston

Posted by Paul Johnston - MA   March 07, 2018

As a very young boy,I had the good fortune to meet Stuart Gadbois and when I wouldn't go home he allowed me to work on the farm.
We milked the cows,drove the tractors,hunted woodchucks and cared for the calves. He even let me dig post holes.

To this day these are among my most treasured memories.
I have no doubt that growing up under the influence of Stuart had a significant impact on my life. There could be no better role model.

Thank you Stuart, I will never forget you.

Harry Haynes

Posted by Harry Haynes - Naples, FL   March 07, 2018

Judy and Family,
I was so sad to read of Stuart's death. In the brief time I got to spend with both of you, I got to know what quality people you are and thoroughly enjoyed my time with you. You chose a great picture of Stuart which captures his warm smile and gentle spirit. A wonderful man. My heart goes out to you for your loss.
Joan Malchiodi, Recreation Therapist L&M

Posted by Joan Malchiodi - Uncasville, CT   March 07, 2018

Judy and Family, I am so shocked and saddened by the passing of Stu. He was a great man!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Posted by Rosemarie Syme - Broad Brook, CT   March 07, 2018

Posted by Rosemarie Syme - Broad Brook, CT   March 07, 2018

Dear JudyMy heart is saddened at the passing of Stu and I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I clearly remember your wedding in 1956. It was the first wedding I went to as a child.This is not an easy time for you. Hold fast to the love and memories you shared with Stu and to your family and friends who will be there to comfort and support you.Love,Your cousin, Chris Coates

Posted by Christine Coates - Colchester, CT   March 07, 2018

Dear Judy, my thoughts and prayers are with your and your family.
I will always have the great memories of Stu at the Agri-Mark YC functions.
With deepest sympathy. Martha Seifert

Posted by A friend   March 07, 2018

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the Gadbois Family.
Everyone who ever met or spent time with Stu and Judy would go away feeling loved as if they were part of the Gadbois Famiky.
We send our deepest sympathy to all of you.
Chuck & Nancy Sekinger
22 years in Salem)
Charlotte North Carolina

Posted by A friend   March 07, 2018

Dear Judy and family, your in our hearts and prayers. He touched so many lives and will be remembered as a man who loved life, God, family and the earth. Love and hugs. Amazing Grace. Walter and Edna

Posted by Edna Fletcher - Pittsfield, ME   March 07, 2018


Dear Judy,

I was saddened to hear that Stu passed away. Stu was a kind, caring and compassionate person. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of sorrow.

Posted by Louise Tyszkiewicz - Oakdale, CT   March 06, 2018

I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to the Gadbois family.

Mr. Gadbois was a hard working individual and gave a lot of personal time to the town of Salem to make the town great.

What a great person he was.

Larry Avery

Posted by A friend   March 06, 2018


Judy,just learned of Stu's passing.I am so very sorry for your loss.I really looked forward to seeing both of you at the reunion every year,My heartfelt condolences.

Posted by Jo-Ann Schweid - Waterford, CT   March 06, 2018

Posted by Marion Seifert - Middlebury, VT   March 06, 2018

Dearest Judy --

I just heard about the sad news, and my heart is breaking. Stu was an incredible man, filled with wry wisdom and infinite compassion. Sending love to you and your amazing family now.

Love, Dawn

Posted by Dawn Carey - Norwich, VT   March 06, 2018

So sad to hear of the passing of Stu Gadbois. He and Judy were so gracious when I was working for Cabot and visiting in Connecticut, letting me stay at their home and sharing their love of family and farm with me. He was a gentle soul. God Bless his family and thank you for sharing him with the agricultural world for so long.

Posted by Jackie Folsom - Cabot, VT   March 06, 2018

My condolences go out to the Gadbois family with my deepest sympathies. I used to live up the road from the Gadbois Farm, which is what the locals used to call it. I am saddened to learn of the passing of Stuart. One of your old neighbors, Karen Hansen

Posted by Karen Hansen - Quaker Hill, CT   March 06, 2018

Mrs. Gadbois and Family -

I was saddened to hear that Mr. Gadbois had passed. He was a wonderful friend to my parents for over 60 years. I love how the UCONN gang stayed in touch.

My parents always talked about Stu's work ethic and down to earth personality. As soon as you met him, you knew what a kind person he was. I am so pleased I was able to see The Nativity this past year. The pictures will remain treasured.

Hugs to all -

Posted by Kathie Lewis-Cassidy - Waterford, CT   March 06, 2018

Mrs. Gadbois and Family -

I was saddened to hear of Mr. Gadbois passing. How lucky my parents were to have a friend like him for so many years. I love how the UCONN group stuck together.

Dad and Mom always talked about Stu's work ethic and down to earth personality. You got that feeling the first time you met him. I am so glad I was able to make the Nativity this year. The picture of the gang will be treasured. Hugs to all of you.

Posted by Kathie Lewis - Cassidy - Waterford, CT   March 06, 2018


There are no words to tell you all the sadness I feel in my heart for you all.
Stu was a good soul and a friend to many.He will be greatly missed as he was loved by so many.
may God bring you each HIS LOVE and comfort .
With love and sympathy.
Joanne Perkins

Posted by A friend   March 06, 2018

Mrs. Gadbois and family -

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Gadbois. My parents were lucky to have him as a friend since the UCONN days, I love how you all stayed in touch. Mom and Dad always spoke of Stu's hard work ethic and down to earth personality. I am also happy I was able to make it to this years Nativity. It was beautiful beyond words. The picture of "the gang" will be a treasure for many years.
Hugs to all of you.

Posted by Kathie Lewis-Cassidy - Waterford, CT   March 06, 2018

No words can adequately express my sadness and sympathy for your loss. Wishing you much love, peace, strength and comfort. In prayer I send condolences.

Posted by Denis Lacroix - Oakdale, CT   March 06, 2018

Judy, John, Wendy and Kristen,
I send love and prayers to all of you and the rest of the family. I was surprised and saddened to hear of Stu's passing. All of you have always been family to me for the many, many reasons of shared life. I hope that comfort can be found in the knowledge that beyond what he has been to all of you, he was also a wonderful and kind person to so many others. My words pale in comparison to my saddened heart.
Peace and love during this time of difficult transition.
Anne Howard

Posted by Anne Howard - Provincetown, MA   March 05, 2018


I am so saddened to hear of your dad's passing. I know you will cherish the time you spent with him over the years and the beautiful memories you have. May he rest in eternal peace anf may God hold you all close with the faith you have in Him. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

Kathy Crees

Posted by Kathy Crees - Canterbury, CT   March 05, 2018

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. "The Rondeau Family" ( next door neighbor of 30 years. miss the cows in the birthing field standing along the fence watching us pitch horse shoes)

Posted by Norman and Stella Rondeau - Salem, CT - neighbor   March 05, 2018