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Gary DiGiantommaso, 68, grew up in Hopkinton

by | Jul 21, 2023 | Obituaries

Gary DiGiantommaso

Gary DiGiantommaso

Gary P. DiGiantommaso (Carmichael), 68, died June 22 surrounded by his family at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a brief illness.

Gary was born on Dec. 31, 1954, to the late Rocco DiGiantommaso, formerly of Walpole, and Marilyn (Larsen) Greeno of Hopkinton, where Gary spent most of his childhood and attended high school. He will be dearly missed for his gentle and friendly nature, his wide-ranging interests and curiosity, his sly wit, his perfectionism, his love of music and the New England Patriots and, of course, his Christmas decorations.

In addition to being a lifelong guitar player and music lover, Gary was proficient at many things. In his profession as an industrial maintenance electrician, he was a gifted problem-solver and also skilled at machining and woodwork. Like many, he first developed his meticulous mechanical skills by working on cars throughout the late 1960s and ’70s in his parents’ garage. Also talented at drawing and illustrating, Gary could master anything he put his hands and mind to.

In 2013, after living in various locations in southern New Hampshire for many years, Gary settled into his property in Townsend, which he tended to with care and his characteristic eye for detail, enjoying many nights by the firepit.

Working as an electrical technician as a teenager, Gary gained a wide variety of experience in related industrial fields. Later, after spending many years working first in plastics extrusion, then injection molding and blow molding facilities, including Amcor in Manchester, New Hampshire, Gary earned a reputation as a sought-after industrial electrician. In 2006, Gary and a team of hand-picked manufacturing specialists were recruited by a water-bottling company in upstate New York to rebuild their failing bottling operation. Most recently, Gary was employed since 2011 by Alpha Wire Company of Leominster.

Gary leaves behind his mother, Marilyn Greeno of Hopkinton, his brother Richard Carmichael of Franklin, and his brother Jeffrey Carmichael and wife Lucy Stamp of Dummerston, Vermont. He was predeceased by his brother Christopher Carmichael.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society at cancer.org.

Obituaries are submissions, typically from funeral homes, that are not subject to the same level of editorial oversight as the rest of the Hopkinton Independent. Obituaries may be edited for grammatical and factual mistakes and clarifications and shortened for space considerations.

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