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William H. Gregory


WASSAIC — William H. Gregory, 87, a longtime resident of Wassaic, died March 10, 2008, at The Kent. Mr. Gregory was a painter at the Wassaic Developmental Center in Wassaic, N.Y., for 30 years retiring in 1977.

He was born Nov. 26, 1920, in Calais, Maine, the son of the late Frances Christie and Henry Gregory. On Nov. 22, 1958, in Rhinebeck, he married Shirley Moore, who survives at home.

He was a church elder, trustee and longtime member of the South Amenia Presbyterian Church in Wassaic, and a World War II Army veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Jack Gregory and his wife, Linda, of Amenia, Robert Gregory and his wife, Julie, of Sharon, and a daughter, Jill Gregory, of Acton, Mass.; a sister, Ida Mae Hatt of St. John, New Brunswick, Canada; and five grandchildren, Kaitlin, Allyson, Shyla, Justin and Janay Gregory.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Lewis Gregory.

Arrangements are under the care of the Hufcut Funeral Home in Dover Plains. Funeral services will be held March 13 at 10 a.m. at the South Amenia Presbyterian Church in Wassaic, the Rev. Nancy Thornton-Mackenzie officiating. Burial will follow at South Amenia Cemetery in Wassaic.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the South Amenia Presbyterian Church, 229 South Amenia Road, Wassaic, NY 12592.

For directions or to send a condolence, visit hufcutfuneralhome.com.

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