Gilmon Joseph “Buddy” Gagnon Jr. died on Jan. 14, 2023. He was 71 years old.

He was a member and ex-chief of the Flanders Fire Department. He was also a former member of the Patchogue Forty Thieves Drill Team.

The family will receive visitors on Friday, Jan. 20 at Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home in Riverhead from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and from 7 to 9:30 p.m., where a firematic service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 at 10 a.m. followed by a private cremation.