Gabriel Macare, 55, loving husband of Deborah Wells Macare of Hamden, passed away Thursday, Dec.11, 2003 in the Hospital of St. Raphael after a brief illness. He was born in New Haven, March 3, 1948, a son of Lucille Brooks Gentile of North Haven and the late Gabriel Macare and had lived in North Haven & Hamden all of his life. Mr. Macare was the proprietor of the Mill River Fly Shop of Hamden, and was a member of the Housatonic Fly Fisherman's Assoc., the Farmington River Anglers and Hammonassett Trout Unlimited. He is also survived by his daughter, Leslie Ann Macare of Boston, two sisters; Lucia Macare of West Hartford and Laura Kimberly of Hamden and two aunts; Faye Macare of West Haven and Laura B. Wight of St. Petersburg, FL and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003 at 10 A.M. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Friends may call Monday from 4-8 p.m. Burial in Centerville Cemetery.

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  1. As a member of the Mill River Fly Shop wall of fame I am deeply saddened by Gabe\’s passing. My condolences to his wife Deborah and his family. He will surely be missed. Gabe\’s passion for fly fishing and his friendship were truly remarkable. God bless you Gabe.

  2. Dear Lucille and Family, At this time of sorrow, may the thought that others keep you in their thoughts and prayers ease your heart and be a source of strength to you all. With deepest sympathy, Nancy O\’Connor

  3. Gabe–You sold me my first dry flies, and later the rod blank that defeated the four largest fish I\’ve ever caught. You always gave me honest advice, and you never steered me wrong. Thank you for wrapping the thread foundation for some the best times I\’ve ever had. –Al Izumi; Los Angeles,CA. Homewater: The West Fork of the San Gabriel River.

  4. I met Gabe in 1990 and we immediately had a good connection. His wit and sense of humor will never be forgotten and he always took an interest in me and my family. I also admired how he stood by his word and he will be sorely missed by everyone.

  5. My prayers are with Gabe.My sympathy goes out to his family.I knew Gabe through the fly shop,he always steered me right.Gabe\’s wit will be in my memories and I will miss him and our crazy talks at the shop. God Bless Gabe.

  6. My sympathy & prayers to Gabes family.Gabe sold me my first Fly rod, my first travel rod & my first salt water rod.Thanks for taking the time to listen to my \’big fish\’stories & thanks for believing in them enough to put it on your \’wall of fame\’. God bless you,Gabe, I\’ll put one in the net for you.

  7. My sympathy goes out to his family.I will miss those lunch break talks with Gabe. I wish I would have stopped more often. My wife and I will greatly miss this man. A true loss to all who knew him. Tight lines Gabe.

  8. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Gabe was a great guy and we will all miss him deeply. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. Blessings to you Tom & Valerie Cox

  9. To a man I\’m certain his mother was proud of. My deepest sympathy to Lucille and the entire family at this very difficult time. God Bless. Nanette

  10. We at the Mulligan Shop will miss a good friend. Our sympathies go out to his family. Ray and Don

  11. We enjoyed Gabe\’s friendship when we visited Hamden and learned to love him as our sons\’ did. He will be missed by all the Perrino family.

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