LINCOLN – Wilbert D. Gagnon, 80, husband of Christine (Kimball) Gagnon, died Dec. 25, 2006, at a Lincoln hospital. He was born Oct. 5, 1926, in Guerette, the son of Edward and Delphine (Dube) Gagnon. Wilbert was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and St. Mary of Lourdes Church. He was a veteran of the Army Air Force during World War II joining in 1944, and worked at Great Northern Paper Co., East Millinocket for 32 years. In addition to his wife, Christine, he is survived by 12 children, Paul and Laverne Gagnon of Hobe Sound, Fla., Peter Gagnon of Fort Myers, Fla., Nancy and Moe Littlefield of Jackman, Tenn., Helen and Stan Fogg of Hermon, Emily and Tom Allen of Louisville, Ky., Peggy Gagnon, Alice Gagnon of Louisville, Ky., Jerry Moors, Maureen and Lindy Wotton and Danny and Patty Moors, all of Lincoln, Kimberley and Wayne Solomon of Mattawamkeag and Holly and Donald Russell of Lincoln; seven siblings, Lawrence and Thelma Gagnon, Allen and Geraldine Gagnon, Willard and Jean Gagnon, Emily and Eddie Cloutier, Theresa Cummings, Blanche Pelkey and Shirley and Edmund Pelkey; 27 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He also leaves special pets, Molly and Bubba; and friends, Mario Landry, Elwyn Lancaster and Bob Brooks. He was predeceased by his first wife, Thelma (Soucier) Gagnon; a son, John Gagnon; a brother, Lorenzo Gagnon; sisters, Lorenza Gagnon and Theresa Gagnon; and grandchildren, Ryan Freeman and Michael Landry. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary of Lourdes Catholic Church, with the Rev. Roger Cyr presiding, and the Rev. Tim Shaw participating. Interment will be Friday at Mattawamkeag Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association or to a charity of one’s choice. For an online register book, please visit