Dear Fellow Beekeepers:
I am writing to let you know that one of our members has passed away. Barry Gallant, my brother-in-law, died Dec 1. As we are still a fairly new group, we don’t know each other well, but Barry really enjoyed the club meetings.
Cards could be sent to his wife: Roberta Gallant PO Box 195 Waterboro, ME 04087
– Ron Sargent, Hollis
WATERBORO – Barry Dennis Gallant, age 70, of Ossipee Hill Road, formerly of Saco, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 1, 2009 at the Maine Medical Center. He was born in Biddeford, Maine on April 17, 1939, a son of Clayton and Beatrice (St. Lawrence) Gallant. He graduated from Thornton Academy in 1958. For many years, Barry worked for Maremont, which later was named Saco Defense, as a machinist.
He was a member of the Jaycees, and served as a Senator, and a member of the York County Beekeepers Association.
Barry loved being outdoors and he enjoyed hiking, camping, traveling, canoeing, beekeeping and especially gardening. Recently retired, he and his wife spent several months camping from Maine to Alaska and back. He spent this past summer on his latest project, the Bramble Hill Farm Stand. An avid photographer, he photo-documented his many life adventures. Barry never knew a stranger and made fast friends everywhere he went. His infectious smile and hardy laugh will be remembered warmly by his family and friends always.
He is predeceased by his parents; and a brother—Clayton Gallant Jr. Barry is survived by his beloved wife Roberta (Sargent) Gallant; children—Robin Letellier and her partner Glen Seavey of Kennebunkport, Steven Letellier of Waterboro, Joseph Letellier and his partner Jackie McLeod of Lakeland, FL, Mark Letellier and his partner Kelly Raposo of Sandown, NH, Kelley Letellier and her partner Wendy Wolfe of Jacksonville Beach, FL, Scott Gallant of Saco, and Shari Walton and her husband Paul Walton III of Brookline, NH; ten grand- children—Jesse, Tim, Richard, Kati, Zachary, Brandon, Michael, Nicole, Kyle and Allison; and two great grandchildren—Sophie and Aiden.