Stewart Gregg Stanley, 80 of Plainville, formerly of Thomaston, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by the love of his devoted wife and family on Monday, February 20, 2023. He was the husband of Rosemarie (Smith) Stanley, with whom he celebrated nearly 50 years of love, travels and life adventures.
Born in Waterbury on May 27, 1942, Gregg, as he was known to many, was the son of the late Willard D. and Marguerite (D’Ambrisi) Stanley. Raised and educated in Cheshire, he and Rose settled in Thomaston shortly after their marriage where they raised their five children. Gregg joined his father’s manufacturing company at a young age, WD Stanley Co., working his way up to President. Upon his retirement, he worked as head of security for BJ’s, and traveled the state as an auto parts sales representative. A lifelong member of Bethel Baptist Church in Prospect, Gregg also served the town of Cheshire as a member of the Cheshire Fire Department, Company 2, and upon moving to Plainville 12 years ago, he became a member and volunteer for the Plainville Historical Society. An outdoors enthusiast, he enjoyed many years of boating and snowmobiling at his vacation home in Old Forge, NY; camping on his family’s property in Sheffield and East Otis Massachusetts going fishing and appreciating all of nature’s beauty while traveling throughout the United States. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he will be missed dearly, leaving a lifetime of priceless memories.
In addition to his wife, Rose, he leaves his children, Jennifer Doty (Mark), Lisa Eroh (Joseph), Stewart Stanley (Jennifer) Anthony Franceskino (Kelly); his son-in-law, Steven Urbano; his grandchildren, Kristin Hayes, Sarah Rossi, Monica Franceskino, Alicia Eroh, Rachel Doty, Melissa Franceskino, Timothy Doty and Brianna Eroh; his great-grandchildren, Michael Rossi, Edward Hayes, and Devon and Tyler Rossi. He also leaves his sister, Leda Stanley Fidrych (John) and many nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by his daughter, Lori A. Urbano.
Gregg may be remembered with contributions to the Bethel Baptist Church, 150 Union City Rd, Prospect, CT 06712 or the Plainville Historical Society, 29 Pierce St, Plainville, CT 06062.
Family and friends may gather on Monday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville. Funeral services in celebration of Gregg’s life will be on Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, followed by committal at West Cemetery, Plainville. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com
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