Gary Alan Gassett, 71, of Hopkinton passed away at Milford Regional Medical Center on March 25. Born in Natick, he was the son of the late Helen (Parker) and John Gassett. He was the husband of the late Cindy Ann (Wood) Gassett.
A lifelong Hopkinton resident, Gary was the manager of Marathon Construction. He enjoyed woodworking and playing horseshoes. Most importantly, Gary loved helping others and enjoying making everybody laugh.
Gary is survived by three children, Heather Hurst of Hopkinton, Gary Gassett Jr. and wife Lakecia of Connecticut, and Jessica Morin (Jay Collins) of Woonsocket, Rhode Island; three brothers, Ronnie Gassett and wife Patricia of Bellingham, John Gassett and wife Mary of Milford, and Brian Gassett and wife Linda of Hopkinton. He also leaves behind 15 grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 1, from 4-7 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe Street. A reception will follow at 7 p.m. at the Woodville Rod & Gun Club. Please bring a favorite story of Gary to tell. Interment will be held privately with family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gary’s memory to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or dana-farber.org.
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