Thomas G. Gesner

March 7, 1927 ~ February 13, 2018 (age 90)
Thomas Golden Gesner II, age 90, died Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Mr. Gesner was born March 7, 1927, in Fall River, MA, the son of the late P. William and the late Lucy D. (Hicks) Gesner. He was the loving husband of June (Howes) Gesner.

Mr. Gesner lived in Fall River and Tiverton where he grew up and made a home with his wife, June. Mr. Gesner was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School in 1945 and later of Bryant College. He served in the US Army during World War II. Mr. Gesner and his wife were active members of St. John's Episcopal Church in Fall River, and after moving to Tiverton, became faithful members of Portsmouth United Methodist Church for 42 years. He worked for 37 years as a salesman for Nabisco. During his retirement, he loved to travel and work in his garden at his home in Tiverton.

He is survived by June, his wife of 62 years, son Thomas Gesner III and his wife, Marianne of Dedham, MA, daughter, Carolyn Teclaw and her husband Charles of Gloucester, VA, brother, George L. Gesner of Somerset, MA, four grandchildren, Lauren Outerson, Kathryn Gesner, Robert Cannon and Charles Teclaw, and two great grandchildren, Austin Cannon and Florence Outerson.

He was predeceased by his brothers, William H. Gesner, Edward H. Gesner, and Richard C. Gesner.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018, from 5:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M. at the Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth, RI.

Mr. Gesner's funeral will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 10:00 A.M in the Portsmouth United Methodist Church, East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI. Following the service the burial will be in Pocasset Hill Cemetery, Tiverton. A reception will be held at 12:00 P.M in the Portsmouth United Methodist Church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Portsmouth United Methodist Church.

Cemetery Details

Pocasset Hill Cemetery
Main Road
Tiverton, RI,


FEB 23. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Connors Funeral Home

55 West Main Road

Portsmouth, RI, US, 02871


FEB 24. 10:00 AM

Portsmouth United Methodist Church

2732 East Main Road

Portsmouth, RI, US

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