Gary A. Chappell, 78, of Manchester, CT, passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, after a 4 year courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. Gary was born in Manchester on July 13, 1944. He graduated from Manchester High School in 1962 and served his country in the Army and Vietnam War. He loved his country and was a proud American.
He enjoyed having English Setters his entire life and also loved horses. He was always reading something to gain knowledge and anything we didn’t know, we knew we could always ask Dad.
Gary was married to Mary Patricca on October 17, 1969. They would have celebrated 53 years this year, but their time was sadly cut short. Gary worked for H.P. Hood for 17 years and later retired from West Reach Construction. He was also a life-long member of the VFW, American Legion, and a strong supporter of the NRA.
Gary is survived by his wife Mary, his son Christopher and daughter-in-law Diane of Stark, NH and their three kids, Kaycee, Julia and Jacob, and his daughter Amy and son-in-law David Blanco of Stark, NH and their two sons Jimmy and Evan. He was proud to have three stepsons, Michael and his wife Alison Doherty, their daughters Kelly Buerk and Melissa Caye, Mark and his wife Carol Doherty and their kids Emma Lingurariu, Brian and Peter Doherty and Tom Doherty. His pride and joy were his 10 grandkids and 7 great grandkids. Gary is preceded in death by his mother Marion, his father Gerald and his two sisters, Vivian and Anita.
Family and friends may call on the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W. Center St., Manchester, from 4-7 pm on Friday, October 14th. A funeral home service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 15th, burial will follow at Hillstown Road Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to St Jude’s firstname.lastname@example.org and Threerangersfoundation.org. For online condolences, please visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com.
Thank you to all that reached out with love, support and healing prayers.