BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Former Fairfield resident Gilbert C. Mott died March 12. He was 96.
A native of Bridgeport, Mott graduated from Central High School in 1933 and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1937. After graduation he returned to Bridgeport to work at the Bridgeport Brass Company for more than 20 years. He moved to the Parsons-Jurden Corporation and then to the Olin Corporation, where he was president of the Aluminum Division and then vice president for Strategic Planning before retiring in 1983.
Mott was a veteran of World War II; he served in the US Navy as a lieutenant. A 50-year resident of Fairfield, Mott served on the boards of several local organizations. He was a faithful member of First Church Congregational in Fairfield.
Mott is survived by his sons, Gilbert H. Mott (Marilyn Carroll) of Ridgefield, Conn., Peter T. Mott (Janet Banks)-Mott, of Fairfield, Conn.; daughter, Elizabeth C. (Betsy) Bollier (Peter) Bollier, of Boxborough, Mass.; brother, Robert Mott of Kent Conn.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Rosemary; his parents, Gilbert and Edla Mott; brother, Willard; and sister, Grace Hackett.
Calling hours are Friday, March 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at the First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road, Fairfield.
Donations in Mott’s memory may be made to the Fairfield County Community Foundation/Gilbert C. and Rosemary F. Mott Fund, by going to www.fccfoundation.org or mailing to 383 Main Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851; or to First Church Congregational, by going to www.firstchurchfairfield.org or mailing to 148 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.