Gerald F. St. Peter, Jr., known to some as Gary and others as Gerry, 63, of Colchester, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Hartford Hospital after a long and arduous illness. His family was there by his side. Born in New London on July 16, 1955, he was a son of the late Gerald and Viola (Rogers) St. Peter. Gary grew up in Colchester and graduated from Bacon Academy with the class of 1973. He went to work for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft right out of high school and dedicated his long and successful career of over 43 years as a professional truck driver there. He also served for a time as a Steward for the Machinist Union for many years. He married his beloved wife, Catherine Cowper on April 22, 1997. The couple made their home and raised their family in Colchester. Gary enjoyed playing league bowling and darts. Most importantly, he will be remembered for his hard work ethic and for his love and devotion as a family man. In addition to his wife of 22 years, he leaves two children, Jennifer Horeczy of Florida, Stephanie Lee of East Hampton; a brother, John St. Peter of Colchester; two sisters, Cheryl and husband Mike Montgomery of Lebanon, Meredith and husband John Cable of St. Cloud, FL; four grandchildren, Tony, Danny, Lydia and Johnny; nieces and nephews, Morgan and Justin Jennings, Ian and Connor Montgomery, Heath St. Peter and numerous extended family and friends. He was predeceased by a brother, Herbert St. Peter.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 2nd from 5 – 7 pm. A memorial service will follow immediately at 7 pm at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester. Donations in his memory may be made to the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center, 85 Retreat Ave., Hartford, CT 06106
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