Arthur "Curley" Gilman, 81, of Green Valley Road, passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at his home.
He was born in Chateaugay on Aug. 14, 1938, son of Clifford and Viola (Mitchell) Gilman. Curley served his country as a Marine for over four years. He worked numerous types of jobs over his lifetime, but most recently retired from CVPH in the Engineering Department following many years of service.
He was a collector of watches, knives, and coins. Curley enjoyed being outdoors driving his tractor and lawnmower and spending time doing all kinds of woodworking.
Survivors include his wife, the former Sharon Finley whom he married April 4, 1993; children, Kevin Gilman and companion Paula Mulverhill, Angela Gilman, Charmaine and Ashley Gladfelter, and Yvonne and Brian LaMore; stepchildren, Shelley and Scott Bombard, Jeffrey and Cherie Moore, and Shannon Moore; and one brother, Archibald Gilman. Curley also leaves behind 23 grandchildren, including his "special little girl" Sierra Reynolds; numerous great-grandchildren; and his loving canine companion, Sasha.
He was predeceased by two sisters; three brothers; and his four-legged buddies, Ginger and Cheetie.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rabideau Funeral Home in Ellenburg. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
Burial will take place in the spring in Sheldon Hill Cemetery, Ellenburg Depot.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Ellenburg Depot Wesleyan Church.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting
Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of the Rabideau Funeral Home, 5614 Route 11, Ellenburg.
Published on January 9, 2020


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Kimberley and Darrell Nichols
Jan 09, 2020
Remembering Art and his kind, gentle visits at work many years ago!!! Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family!!!
Jan 09, 2020
So sorry for your loss, I have missed him coming into the store for months. Hugs,Sharon