Jean-Claude Gagnebin

Jean-claude GagnebinJean-Claude Gagnebin, 82, of Danbury, died peacefully at home on November 8, 2017. He suffered patiently for several years with cancer.  He was the loving husband of Mrs. Anny Pia (Fischli) Gagnebin.

Mr. Gagnebin was born in Tramelan, Switzerland on April 25, 1935; a son of the late David and Violette (Beguelin) Gagnebin. For his entire career, he worked as a tool maker. 

A resident of Danbury for the past 54 years since coming from Switzerland, Mr. Gagnebin was a very active member of the Baptist Church of Danbury. An accomplished flutist, Mr. Gagnebin passionately enjoyed classical music. He was very knowledgeable about World War II history. Jean-Claude had a strong connection to his native country as well as a great admiration for the United States of which he became a citizen in 1969. He was a man of deep faith in Jesus Christ. He was sympathetic to people who endure injustice, had strong political views and a sharp sense of humor.

Mr. Gagnebin is survived by his wife of 56 years, Anny and their children: George Gagnebin and his wife, Safy and Linda Ulmer and her husband, David. He is also survived by two sisters; Jacqueline Lüthi and Marie-Jane Gabellone as well as 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Funeral services will take place on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm at the Baptist Church of Danbury; 14 Granville Avenue, Danbury. Interment will follow in Wooster Cemetery. Friends will be received at the church on Monday from 12:30 pm until the time of the funeral service.

Mr. Gagnebin had much respect and appreciation for veterans and their sacrificial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Wounded Warrior Project at

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, Danbury is in charge of funeral arrangements.


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