Rev. Irvin ''Sherm'' Gagnon, 55, husband of Diane (Cronauer) Gagnon passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at MidState Medical Center. He was born Jan. 8, 1949 in Fort Kent, Maine, a son of the late Conrad and Albina (Charette) Gagnon. He graduated from Assumption College, Worcester, Mass. He was ordained by the Augustinians of the Assumptionists in 1977 and he was received into the Episcopal Church in 1993. He was presently pursuing doctoral studies at Hartford Seminary. In his pastoral services Sherm ministered in New York City, Mexico City, Massachusetts, Maryland and Connecticut. Sherm was a devoted and loving father, husband and pastor and will be greatly missed. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Bethany Gagnon of Meriden, three sons, Nathaniel, Anthony and Christopher Gagnon, all of Meriden; six brothers, Joel Voisine of Houlton, Maine, Carl Gagnon of Sidney, Maine, Garry Gagnon of Wallingford, Glenn Gagnon of Lincoln, Maine and Kevin Gagnon of Bristol; four sisters, Jennie Quellette of Houlton, Maine, Beverly Hebert of Fort Kent, Maine, Glenda Venable of Dover, Del., and Lisa Porter of Germantown, MD. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Christ Church Cathedral, 35 Chestnut St., Springfield, Mass., at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 31. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may call Friday at All Saints Episcopal Church, 201 West Main St., Meriden from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. There will be a prayer service at 8:00 pm. Contributions may be made to the Hispanic Ministry in Province One in the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut or to the Gagnon Family Education Trust, Diane M. Gagnon Trustee, Banknorth, 921 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Plantsville, CT 06479.

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  1. Bethany and Anthony- I just wanted you to know that I am thinking about you and praying for you during this difficult time. Mrs. Simoneau

  2. Diane and children I am so sorry to hear about your dad and husband my heart goes out to you all very deeply I can not believe it he was a very great man I did not know I happened to email him to day at the church and some one wrote me back with the news take great care of your selves hang in there I can not believe only a year ago around now he was comforting me and my family when my husband fell off the roof love you all if you have time email me back or write PO box 979 Kresgeville pa 18333 610 681 4490 love you and god bless

  3. Diane and family: Please accept our expression of sympathy. We all loved Sherm as did many hundreds of others who he met and had positive impacted upon over the years. He had such great gifts. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. I met Sherm in 1976 and we will always remember him and we will pray for him. We are very sorry for your loss. Karen and Robert Robitaille-So Windsor, CT

  4. Diane, deepest condolences and prayers for you and the family. Terry and I were greatly shocked. With love and gratitude for having had Sherm as a friend. Willie & Terry Davila

  5. Diane, deepest condolences and prayers for you and the family. Terry and I were greatly shocked. With love and gratitude for having had Sherm as a friend. Willie & Terry Davila

  6. How shocked we were when we picked up the paper and read that my cousin Irvin . Sherm . had passed away. My wife and I extend our sincere and heartfelt sympathies to his family. May the good Lord watch over you and strengthen you during this difficult time as you go on without this man you all loved. Our prayers are with all of you. Gene and Claudette Gagnon

  7. i am so saddened to become aware of sherm’s death recently- he was a very special friend and i shall always be grateful for his caring support during difficult times along life’s journey it has been some time since we connected but every day i thank god for sherm and his friendship with sincere sympathy and a heavy heart i offer my prayerful support to you diane and your children rest assured we have avery special angel looking over us from heaven bernie white

  8. I just had the honor of meeting Father Sherm when my church, Immanuel Lutheran, had a Fiesta of Faith and joint service with All Saints two weeks ago. His enthusiasm was contagious, and his compassion and caring for others was obvious. It is with great sadness that I learned of his passing, but I am thankful that I got to meet him. My condolences go out to his family members, as well to the All Saints family.

  9. I would like to say that Father Sherm was the best and had the most loving heart and great personality and will be greatly missed by everyone at All Saints who have had anything to do with him. My sympathy goes out to the family. Love, Diane Tierney, life long member of All Saints Parish

  10. My deepest sympathy to the Gagnon Family. I shall miss this Man of God. Que en paz descanse.

  11. On behalf of the St. Louis Parish community in Fort Kent, I want to extend to the family of Sherm our most sincere condolences. Be assured of our prayers and loving support to all of you at this time of sadness and mourning. Sherm loved life and would want all of you to remember him being in God\’s garden with his mom and dad. Peace be with you all. Fr. Claude R. Gendreau Pastor

  12. Our deepest and sincerest sympathy to the whole family. We had occaision to meet Father Gagnon when we substituted for Bethany and Nate on their newspaper routes a few months ago. I\’m at a loss for words, just wanted to say that I wish I had known him longer. God bless his wife and children.

  13. Our deepest sympathy to the family.My dad(Dewey Ouellette) was a very good friend of Conrad.You are related to my husband Ervin by way of Conrad.I remember going to school with Carroll.

  14. Our sincerest condolences to Irvin\’s wife and children. Bryan and Irvin were first cousins(his father is Valdor, Conrad\’s brother). And I have known Irvin for almost 40 years(before Bryan and I were married) He had a great personality and a great spirit and we are so sorry for your loss. For the brothers and sisters, we send you our deepest sympathy. What a shock! He was just too young, but none of us ever knows when our time will come, so we just have to live life to the fullest and as if today can be our last. We are so sorry that we couldn\’t be with you in your time of sorrow, but you were certainly in our thoughts. Love, Bryan and Bernadette

  15. Please accept our condolences for your loss. He will certainly be missed by many people. Our prayers are with your family.

  16. Sherm was a man who loved God, life and family. His passion exuded from every pore. His sincerity projected from every smile. My prayers and thoughts are with you, Diane, and your family as you go through this difficult time. May God pour His infinite love and compassion- visibly- upon all of you. Sherm, it was too early by our human estimation,to have you go so prematurely. But God never answers our queries in this life. May we all meet one day! Love to you all, Elizabeth Arsenio and family

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