Gary George Vernon
1952 - 2020
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Vernon, Gary George
Gary George Vernon, 67, husband of Julie A. Vernon, died Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Hartford Hospital after a brief illness. Born in New Haven on November 26, 1952, he was the son of Evelyn M. Vernon and the late Frank George Vernon. He attended Cheshire High School and was a member of Heritage Baptist Church. Gary was a Cub Scouts leader for many years and enjoyed the outdoors. He loved his family, children, and grandchildren. He was a man of faith and loved the Lord with all his heart. Besides his wife Julie, he is survived by three sons, Kristopher Vernon and his wife Mary, Brett Vernon and his wife Melissa and Lee Vernon and his wife Sabrina. He also leaves behind his eight grandchildren, Kayla, Kooper, Sadie, Samantha, Maddison, Lucas, Gabriel and Amelia. He is also survived by his sister Diane Bovingdon and her husband Derek, three nieces, two nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Kathy Rehbein.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. The John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden is entrusted with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111. For online condolences, please visit

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Published in The New Haven Register on Oct. 16, 2020.
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November 9, 2020
I’ve tried to write here several times - and Gary, you’d never believe this- my words don’t come. My heart is heavy for your Julie and your sons, though I know you’ve Now gone home.
... so many memories, so much laughter, even tears, your love for my sister allowed you to put up with me for years. I can only think how fortunate we all were to know a man so noble and so real. Full of humanity and endless knowledge and humor to help us heal. ... I know you heard me thank you for all you did for each of us - an endless list of moments full of life and love. I will take my solace in knowing you are watching from above- looking down on your boys, your Julie with that sparkle in your eye. Again I use the Princess Bride wit- death cannot stop true love- merely delay it.
Thank you for all you did for everyone and the role model you were for so many- but most of all thank you for loving my sister as you DO.
Julie, -Toe, BJ, Lee and your beautiful families- I love you all.
Audrey Case
November 5, 2020
Julie and family,
My deepest sympathies and prayers to all of you. I have such fond memories of spending lots of time at your house when I was a kid. A very welcoming home with lots of laughs! Gary's sense of humor was always ON. Ill always remember Julie and Gary taking a zillion kids including me camping at which I now live across the street from. So crazy. Prayers to all of you.
October 22, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family
Deb Shorey
October 21, 2020
I will always remember him giving me beef jerky and spending time with Brandie and I . My condolences to everyone and i love you guys always
Emily Bot
October 20, 2020
May he Rest In Peace .
Debra Belancik
October 18, 2020
Julie and Family
So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. I have great memories of your family at Ben Franklin in the Scouting program. I served as a leader with him for a few years . May you find comfort in your family in the coming months . Prayers to you all.
Chris Greco -Gawlak- Mocadlo
Tom Gawlak’s mom
Chris Gawlak Mocadlo
October 17, 2020
Gary and Julie- friends of mine for over 35 years- a super couple to me- oh how I loved to see them together- they adored each other- Gary calling Julie Babe- he always smiled at her with such love- there are many couples in this world- but few as well suited, happy and special.
Gary had a great sense of humor- so kind and loving- with an amazing family surrounding him. My heart breaks for those he left behind- big hug to all of you- hoping he will live on in all of you. Julie- my dear-life long friend- I see Gary- with his family that has past and with Bandit by his side- the love you have for each other will last in eternity. If I was closer- I’d be on your doorstep- with a fresh baked broccoli casserole- if only I had a dish!
Love you. Nancy.
Nancy Anton
October 16, 2020
Gary was a great man with a huge heart willing to help anyone with anything I was so lucky not only to have a great brother in law he was my best friend who love dearly my love and prayers go out to Julie and the boys love always sam
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