1932 – 2015
Thompson – Garnald L. Hewey, 83, of E. Thompson Rd., died Tuesday, October 13, 2015 in Harrington Memorial Hospital, Southbridge, MA after a battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of 57 years to Barbara M. (Russell) Hewey. They were married November 23, 1957 in Dudley, MA. Born in Kingfield, ME, he was the son of the late, Hayden and Bertha (Daggett) Hewey.
Garnald graduated from Kingfield High School and then enlisted in the United States Army. After his tour, he was honorably discharged in 1961, earning the rank of Corporal. He was a truck driver for Webster Spring, and then Anglo Fabric. He was a volunteer Fireman for the East Thompson Fire Department. He was an avid N.E. sports fan and enjoyed playing Wii bowling at the Thompson Senior Center. . Garnald will be remembered for his honesty and for being a loving and caring family man and will be missed by all whose heart he touched.
In addition to his wife Barbara, Garnald is survived by his son, Neil Hewey of Thompson, his daughters, Deborah Harvard of Killingly, and Karen Place and her husband David of Thompson; his brother, Lawrence “Joe” Hewey of Skoweghan, ME; his grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jessica, Cory, Andrew, Erica and her husband John, and Kyle; and his great grandchildren, Kiara, and Cameron. He was predeceased by his brothers, Heland Hewey, L. Lewelyn Hewey; and his sister, Faye Niles.
As requested by his family, calling hours have been omitted and funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. 06260. Memorial donations may be made in Garnald’s name to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.