William A. Gemmell

William A. “Billy” Gemmell – 66 – of Hartford, CT, formerly of Hornell, died Wednesday (June 20, 2018) at the Uconn Medical Center in Hartford, CT, following a brief illness.

Born in Hornell on July 16, 1952, he was the son of Robert & Dorothy (Crooks) Gemmell.

Billy grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1970). He was a veteran of the US Army, serving his country from 1970-1972.

Throughout his adult life, Billy resided in many locations throughout the United States, including New York State, Florida, Texas, California & Connecticut. He had been employed at various aspects of the construction business, primarily as a house painter (both interior & exterior painting).

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his niece, Brittni Gemmell who died in 2015.

Surviving are his son, Keegan Gemmell of Raleigh, NC; two brothers, John (Karen) Gemmell of Hornell and Timothy (Gail) Gemmell of Poughkeepsie, NY; three sisters, Cynthia “Cindy” (Robert) Stackpole of Fairfies, CT, Linda Gemmell of Fairfield, CT and Nancy Langton of Fairfield, CT; his step-father, Fred Ames of Bath, NY; two step-sisters, Patricia Ames and Nadine (Micah) Rosenblum; several nieces & nephews.

At Billy’s request there will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Billy’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the Hornell YMCA, 18 Center St., Hornell, NY 14843.

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