1956 – 2016

RUMFORD — James “Brad” Gallant, 59, of Hall Hill Road, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at his residence, following a courageous battle with heart disease.

He was born in Rumford on Dec. 28, 1956, a son of James E. and Sandra (Perry) Gallant.

Brad was educated in Mexico and Kennebunkport schools and was a graduate of Hampden Academy in Hampden, Class of 1975.

He was employed as a boilermaker with Local 29. Brad was a member of the Hog Association and was an avid Harley-Davidson bike rider. Brad also loved building and racing slot cars. He was a member of the River Valley Sportsmen Club.

He loved nature, feeding the deer at his house; his dogs, Chopper, Timber, Max and Bella. He didn’t really care much for Kathy’s chickens but secretly fed them anyway.

Surviving are his wife, Katherine Gallant of Rumford; his mother, Sandra Perry Farrar and husband, Gerald, of Sumner; mother- and father-in-law, Stan and Louise Horne of Rumford; six children, Heather Gallant of Pennsylvania, J. Matthew Gallant and wife, Amanda, of Snowflake, Ariz., Joseph Gallant and companion, Jocelyn, of Rhode Island, Tiffany Gallant of Harpswell, Eric Gamez of Rumford and Nichole Couch of Portland; four sisters, Suzan Howard of Fort Worth, Texas, Cindy Gallant of New Gloucester, and twins, Josephine Poulin and husband, Brian, of Turner, and Judy Payne and husband, Dan, of South Paris; two grandchildren, Tyler Crawford and Bryce Brickell; and stepsisters and stepbrothers, Darren Farrar and wife, Vicki, of Greene, Mitchell Farrar and wife, Pam, of Melbourne, Fla., Christopher Farrar and wife, Josee, of Norway, and Melissa Foss and husband, Bill, of Windham.

He was predeceased by his father, James E. Gallant; and a brother-in-law, Richard Howard.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Gallant family by visiting their guest book at www.SGThibaultFuneralHome.com.

James “Brad” Gallant

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