MERIDEN - Kenneth Gregory passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. He was a son of the late John Henry and Julia Ann (Butt) Gregory of Trinity Bay and Spaniards Bay, N.L. He was born in Halifax in 1919 and his family moved to Meriden in 1924, where he attended school, business school, and then worked for General Motors until 1970. In 1997, at the age of 79, he was married for the first time to Clara Frederick Baker, at which time they moved to her home in Halifax, and he held dual citizenship with Canada and the United States. Kenneth proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a member of the 473 Regiment, 5th Army. He spent time in North Africa in an anti-aircraft battalion, and then transferred to Italy as infantry from Salerno to Geneva. He received several medals that included a heroic achievement medal. After the war he returned home to Connecticut. He was an avid golfer and bowler and loved reliving those specific moments.
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Kenneth is survived by two cousins, Mary and Maureen Regan, of Nova Scotia; as well as many nieces and nephews in the United States and Canada. He was predeceased by his wife, Clara Gregory; his sisters. Edna and Chelsey; and his brothers Clarence, John William, Harold, and Robert.
A funeral service will be held onTuesday, May 27, at 12 noon at Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Burial with military honors will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery. According to Kenneth's wishes, no flowers please. Memorial donations may be made to a
. To send a condolence please see obituary at www.beecherandbennett.com.
Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home
48 Cook Avenue Meriden, CT 06451
Published in The Record-Journal on May 25, 2014