Dennis C. Gambrell, of Branford, departed this life September 20, 2008.
Born in New Haven, CT, March 27, 1955, he was the son of Ann Clomon and the late George Clomon.
He attended Hamden High School where he excelled on the football team and he received a degree from Southern Connecticut State University.
Prior to his illness, he was employed as a Machinist at Sylvan R. Shemitz Designs. He also worked at Pratt & Whitney for many years.
In addition to his mother and his beloved partner, Jacqueline Johnson; he leaves to cherish his memories a daughter, Deidre Gambrell; a son, Dennis Freeman; sisters, Cathy Gambrell and Lauren Edmonson; brothers, Steven Gambrell and George Clomon; grandchildren, Marquai, Jasmine and Chris Freeman; and a host of other relatives and friends.
His biological father, Otis Gambrell, preceded him in death.
A celebration of Mr. Gambrell's life and legacy will be held Thursday, September 25, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Friends may call from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park.