Condolence & Memory Journal


Posted by PAMELA GAGNON - LONDONDERRY, NH   July 07, 2017

NH JCI Senator #11422 Gil Moniz, Central Graduate succumbs

At the NH JCI SENATE annual meeting in May, I had asked those in attendance if they would send a birthday card to NH JCI Senator #11422, Gilbert J Moniz, at his residence in the Carlyle Nursing Facility in Manchester to celebrate his 87th birthday on July 22 I didn't have all the details of how to do that, dates and so on, at our meeting. So today after getting it all together for those of you who said they would do it, I read Gil's obituary in the NH Union Leader, he died June 29. Calling hours are 10 - 11 on Friday, with a graveside service immediately following at the NH Veteran's Cemetery in Boscawen NH. Cate & Johnson Funeral Service of Manchester is in charge of arrangements.

Gil was the Manchester NH Jaycees first JCI International Senator in the organizations history, an international honor by the chapter of recognizing the outstanding, unique, and significant contributions of a member to the organization and the community. It was an honor given at the same ceremony which saw Emile D, Beaulieau and Robert L. Deschenes honored.

He was one of the most honest men I have met in my lifetime, and his word was his contract. He helped save the NH Jaycees from financial difficulty in the '60s and along with his friend, Jaycee member Dick Severance, were the spirit and drive behind the King and Queen button sales contest which funded Manchester's Winter Carnival in its early years. He helped me in my year as State Vice President in 1966-1967 to provide service to local chapters by being part of a transportation pool created because I did not own a vehicle.

He served on many community project committees of the Jaycees and Manchester Winter Carnival, and I would meet him for the first time when he showed up to help with a city-wide track meet known as Junior Champ. We expected a few hundred competitors to show up and over 3,000 did. We had 5 committee people plus track officials and panic was evident, but Gil picked up all the statistical and track record duties without batting an eye and the rest of us organized the event.

He was a life long bachelor, took care of his parents and was a good friend. An auto accident would drastically change his life after he retired. He was a 50 year member of Manchester Sweeney Post American Legion, a Korean War Veteran, and prior to his retirement was an employee of the Manchester Water Works, a position officials of the Water Works sought him out to fill after he audited them as part of an accounting team. Gil went home and wrote a contract detailing his terms of employment, Water Works officials accepted it, and Gil still has that original employment contract. The city acquired a terrific employee. JIM NIELSEN, NH JCI SENATOR #17823

Posted by JIM NIELSEN - MANCHESTER, NH - friend   July 06, 2017

I met Gil when he was my Dads roommate for a time at Hanover Hill in Manchester.  He was a very quiet man.  My thoughts of sympathy for the loss of your Uncle Gil to Mark, Warren and Gary.  

Posted by Nancy Philbrick    July 04, 2017