Gilbert James Tourgee

Male 1934 - 2019  (85 years)


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  • Name Gilbert James Tourgee 
    Born 2 Apr 1934  Covenrty, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jul 2019  West Greenwich, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I00273  Sorensen-Remington Family Tree
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father James Edward "Buster" Tourgee,   b. 8 Jul 1906, Anthony, Coventry, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1974  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Helen Mae Remington,   b. 4 Feb 1913, Anthony RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 2005, Coventry, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 9 Oct 1931  Coventry, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F00136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan Houlihan,   b. 2 Feb 1935  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 6 Apr 1957 
    Children 
     1. Mark D. Tourgee,   b. 1967  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F00139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos

    Gilbert's birthday, 2019

    Gilbert with sisters Phyllis, Loxi, Janice, and Carolyn.

  • Notes 
    • Obituary:
      Gilbert J. Tourgee, of West Greenwich, RI, 85 years old, peacefully passed on Monday, July 15, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was the devoted husband of Joan (Houlihan) Tourgee for the past 62 years. He was born on Knotty Oak Road in Coventry, RI on April 2, 1934 and was the son of the late James Tourgee and Helen Bartlett [should say Helen Remington].

      In addition to his wife, he leaves behind his son, Mark D. Tourgee, Esq., and his wife Lisa (Bovill) Tourgee, as well as his four grandchildren, Alfred Georgio, Olivia Tourgee, Allisa Georgio and Ashley Tourgee, all of West Greenwich, RI. He was the brother of Phyllis Lewis, Janice Cornell, and Carolyn Parente of Coventry, RI Loxi Ellingwood of Hope, RI and Brian Tourgee of North Port, FL and the late Russell Tourgee, Lyn Long and Sharon Pero.

      He served during peacetime in the United States Army in Iceland. He was a fifty-year employee for the State of Rhode Island DOT. Additionally, he was a life member of the Lake Mishnock Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a manager and coach for the EWG Little League for over twenty years. Also, he was a longtime member of the Exeter Grange, and spent about twenty years behind the fryolator at the Washington County Fair.

      His Funeral Service will be held at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick on Saturday, July 20 at 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich. Calling hours will be on Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

  • Sources 
    1. [S012488] Coventry Town Records, Marriages, p. 85.