Gary Montanile
Gary Montanile, 66, died unexpectedly, but peacefully on June 22 in his apartment in New York City. He was born in Middletown, CT, the son of the late Bill and Joan (Pelletier) Montanile. Gary graduated from Xavier High School in 1973. After living brie?y in Miami, he moved to New York City and settled in the Chelsea district of Manhattan where he lived for 45 years. Gary dedicated much of his career to high end retail sales in the skin care industry. He earned a reputation as a passionate and skilled business builder and was recruited by industry leaders such as Dr. Brandt and Tata Harper to help grow their sales in Manhattan and in England. He also had a special assignment for a couple of years on Caribbean cruise ships. Gary loved his travel to Europe and often thought of retirement in London - his favorite city. He also loved spending hours in the 6th Street and Avenue B community garden with many friends. Gary will always be remembered for being the life of the party. He loved talking to people and learning about their lives. He was an animated story teller; and, above all else, loved to make you laugh. Gary's family meant everything to him. He is survived by his brother Bill and sister-in-law Heather (Bozrah, CT), his sister Beth and brother-in-law Bill Rasmussen (Old Saybrook, CT), and his brothers David (Nantucket) and Rob (Jupiter, FL). He adored and is also survived by his many nieces and nephews, as well as his dear friend, Tony, with whom he had a very special bond. The family will be planning a private ceremony. In lieu of ?owers, please consider a donation to the Marine Mammal Alliance Nantucket at MMAN, PO Box 3625, Nantucket, MA 02584 or online at
Published by Hartford Courant on Jun. 30, 2021.
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So sorry for the families loss. My apologies for the late message. I met Gary when he was with my brother Gary Fritts. I will never forget him or the joy he brought to my brother Gary,my mother Joan and Me. So sad this world no longer will have this special man to enlighten their life. He will be missed by many. My condolences to his family and all that had the pleasure to know him.
Judy Angell
August 15, 2021
Rest in peace dear Gary, talented wonderful man. I will always remember your laugh. Many loved you, you take that with you.....E
Edward Nashen
July 14, 2021
My deepest condolences to your entire family. Gary was such a fun person and I am certain this will leave a huge empty place in your heart forever. May God bless you all and comfort you all as only He can.
Debbie Weber
July 2, 2021
Rest in peace Gary...I went to Xavier High School with him....he was a kind and gentle soul. My condolences to Rob and his family.
Tom Bongiorno
June 30, 2021
Gary was my friend for 41 years.I loved Gary and he would always tell me that some day he would marry me. I will miss him terribly. My heart goes out to all his family.
Sherry Solte
June 30, 2021
We were hoping to see Gary this summer to reconnect. I loved his beautiful garden photos that he kept sharing on social media. I always wanted to chat with him more, but it´ll have to wait!
Agnieszka Robinson
June 30, 2021
Bill , Heather and family, we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers
Ray and Carolyn Larrivee
June 30, 2021
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