TORRINGTON >> Gregory T. Ayers, 60, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at Hartford Hospital. Greg's final days were spent surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Ann (Welz) Ayers for 40 years. Born on March 21, 1952 in Providence, Rhode Island; the son of Albert and Corrine (Egan) Ayers, he lived most of his life in Winsted.
Greg spent his childhood years in Norfolk, a place that has always felt like home. Later in life, he married his high school sweetheart and they settled in Winsted to raise their family. Greg was employed by The Hitchcock Chair Company for many years where he made many friends. In his most recent years, he was employed by his brother-in-law and drove Truck #40 for K J Fracasso Industries.
Greg leaves behind his family, who were his most precious belongings. In addition to his wife and best friend, Ann, he leaves his daughter, Dulcie Davis and husband Chris of East Hartland; son, Eric Ayers and wife Jill of Barkhamsted; and six grandchildren, whom he loved more than anything in this world, Connor, Koby, Johnny, Alexa, Robbie and Megan. He also leaves his parents, Albert and Corrine Ayers of Norfolk; his seven younger siblings and their spouses, Matt, Elaine Boratko, Nikki, Dan, Tim, Emily and Neil; his four sister-in-laws, Janet Kavanagh, Betsy Welz, Karen Welz and Susan Fracasso, to whom he was the big brother they never had; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Greg was an extremely loving and proud man. He will be forever remembered for his big strong handshake, his love of a good joke, his appreciation for good food, being the "big brother," but most importantly, his love and passion for being a "Grandpa/Papa" to his six grandchildren. His legacy will live on in the hearts of all who loved him.
Friends may call on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at Montano-Shea Funeral Home, 922 Main Street, Winsted from 5 to 7 p.m. A celebration of his life will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Barkhamsted Youth Baseball, PO Box 210, Pleasant Valley, CT 06063 or East Hartland Volunteer Fire Department, 34 South Road, East Hartland, CT 06027. Visit an online guestbook at montano-shea.com.