Eugene A Zalla
Eugene “Gene” Zalla 84 of Concord Twp, Maine, passed peacefully with loving family by his side December 4, 2021 in Madison ME.
Geno, as his close friends called him, was born in the Ballardvale section of
Andover, MA ,. the son of Eugene and Katherine Zalla and graduated from Punchard High School in 1955. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 75 in Andover attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. As a member of Explorer Post 75, he earned the Silver Star and was Assistant Scoutmaster for several years. He was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve for 8 years and served as a medic with the rank of Second Class Petty Officer.
After graduation Gene worked in the carpenter shop of the former Marland Mill in
Andover for 7 years before going to work for Doyle Lumber in Andover. He retired in 1997 after 35 years of service operating the door and window shop. Upon retiring he and his wife Maureen moved to their second home in Concord Twp, ME .which he built in 1988. He founded and was President of the Concord/Mayfield Cemetery Association overseeing and maintaining 14 cemeteries in Concord and
Mayfield. Gene was a member and former Secretary/Treasurer of the Concord Landowners Association and took care of the road maintenance and snow plowing for many years.
Gene was both a Game Warden and Sergeant of the Auxiliary Police Dept. for the town of Andover for 23 years. Gene topped the department in the shooting competition during the annual training sessions at Camp Curtis FBI Training Center and collected numerous trophies for these achievements.
He enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, ATV riding, was an avid hunter and earned numerous Big Buck Club patches. Gene was a life member of the Andover Sportsmen’s Club joining the club in 1952 at the age of 15 years old. He ran the Children’s Fishing Derby at Hussies Pond in Shawsheen for many years. Gene
earned Expert Marksman and Sharpshooter awards on the club’s pistol team. He was also a life member of the Sportsmen’s Alliance of Maine, the NRA and the North American Hunting Club. Gene was also a longtime member of the Bingham Maine Grange.
Gene is survived by his wife of over 62 years Maureen, son’s Steve and his wife Kim of Lincoln NH, Bob and his partner Walter of Salem NH, sisters Kathleen and Sylvia Zalla both of Andover MA, a niece Lori Duncan, her husband Blake of Kingston NH, their daughter Morgan and husband Jeff.
A gathering of close friends and family will be held sometime in the Spring.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Giberson Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To leave a condolence for the family and to view the online obituary, please visit www.gibersonfuneralhome.com
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