1960 – 2016
Putnam – Gary S. Rathbone, 55, of Green St., died Sunday, April 17, 2016. Born in
Putnam, he was the son of the late Charles and Nancy (Emerson) Rathbone.
Mr. Rathbone was best known for his strong work ethic and kind heart. He was employed
as a machine operator for Norampac for 20 years. You might have seen his friendly face
when he worked as a inventory clerk at Stop and Shop for over 20 years, or while
working as a farmhand at Roxbury Farms for 30 years. He was a very social man who
enjoyed hunting, muscle cars, watching westerns and especially loved animals.
Gary is survived by his brother, Richard Rathbone and his wife Kimberly of Bow, NH;
his sister, Sandra Hamilton and her husband Keith Hamilton of Thompson; and many
nieces and nephews including Aubree and Tanner Rathbone, Brandon and Hayden
Hamilton, Menny Merchant and Felicia Brownlow. He was predeceased by his sister, the
late Deborah Rathbone.
A Celebration of Gary’s life will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Roxbury Farms, 169 Pulpit Rock Rd in Woodstock, CT from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to your local SPCA in Gary’s name. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.