1956 – 2017
Putnam – Henry G. Gregory, 60, of Breault St., died Saturday April 22, 2017 unexpectedly while working. He was the loving husband of Heidi (Gorey) Gregory. Born in Danbury, he was the son of the late Paul and Harriet (Schaniel) Gregory.
Mr. Gregory was a graduate of Youngsville High School class of 1974 in Youngsville, PA; after graduation Henry enlisted with the United States Marine Corp and served with them until being honorably discharged in 1979. He worked for over thirty-six years as a tractor trailer driver for IBA, Inc. of Millbury, MA.
He was a member of the NRA. Henry was an avid NASCAR fan and always enjoyed learning something new. Henry enjoyed taking his 66 Chevelle to car shows, especially the Tri-State Cruisers on Saturday nights. He was extremely proud of his 1948 Indian Chief motorcycle that he rebuilt from the ground up. Henry took several first place trophies with it in Springfield, MA.
Henry is survived by his wife, Heidi (Gorey) Gregory, a brother Lance Gregory and his fiancé Lisa of Putnam, a sister Mary Lou Stanton of VA; sister in laws Ruth Gregory of Danbury, Peggy Purdon of Putnam, Judith White of Moosup, and Jo-Anne Joslin and her husband Alan of Putnam, a special nephew Tim Gregory, close friends P.J. Daigle and Robert Levesque; and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother Paul Gregory, Jr.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Henry’s family from 2:00 to 4:00p.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, followed by a service in the funeral home at 4:00p.m. Memorial donations may be made to eitherWashington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe St., NW, Washington, DC 20011 or the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.