Doreen R. (Curtin) Gentle, 64, of Bristol, widow of Robert D. Gentle, Sr., passed away on April 23, 2021 at Bristol Hospital after a long hard-fought battle with cancer. Born on February 24, 1957 in Washington D.C., she was a daughter of the late Charles C. Sr. and Blanche L. (Taylor) Curtin. For many years, Doreen worked as a cashier for Sears, Stop and Shop, and more recently, Price Chopper. Doreen loved her family and friends so very much. She was a kind and selfless person with a heart of gold. Doreen is survived by three sons James McDonald of Hartford, CT, Robert D. Gentle, Jr. of Bristol, CT, and Christopher Gentle of Windsor, CT; two daughters Cherish Gentle of Bristol, CT, and Denise Gentle of West Hartford, CT; one brother Charles C. Curtin, Jr. of South Carolina; two sisters Sherly Holton of Alabama, and Linda Belliso of Maryland; eight grandchildren Monique, Carolyn, Jacob, and Kelsey McDonald, Jensen Ortega, Passion, Angel, and Faith Jimenez and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Donnie and Billy Curtin and her sister Louise Curtin. There will be a graveside service held on Thursday, April 29, at 10am at the CT State Veteran’s Cemetery on Bow Ln. in Middletown, CT. Masks/face covering will be required.
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