Gary Smaglis
Gary Smaglis
  • March 7, 1949 - July 30, 2017
  • East Hartford, Connecticut

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Gary Smaglis,68, of East Hartford passed away at Manchester Memorial Hospital surrounded by family on July 30 2017. He was born in North Adams, MA, and predeceased by his parents Raymond and June (Dupont) Smaglis, and his brother Mark Smaglis.
He leaves behind his loving wife Beth Smaglis, and his children Brian Smaglis of East Hartford, Jody Smaglis of Portland, and Micaela Smaglis of New Britain, two grandchildren Rylee Smaglis and Juliana Grillo. He is also survived by his brother Steven Smaglis and his wife Laurie, sisters: Pamela Morin, and Donna Whitman and her husband Matt, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Gary worked for many years as a trucker and retired from Environmental Services. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, kayaking, and camping. He was a member of the East Hartford P&F Pond, Manchester Coon & Fox Club. He loved riding on his Harley, tinkering and hanging out in his garage fixing things. Spending time with his family and friends and fur babies Daisy and Rudy brought him the greatest joy to his life, and was most important to him.
We want to express our gratitude to Dr. McLaughlin and the nurses of John A. DeQuattro Cancer Center. Donations can be made to the cancer center in Gary's Memory. Please make checks payable to The Seven Lakes Ride, mailing address: The Seven Lakes Ride, c/o Peter LaValley, John DeQuattro Cancer Center 1st Floor, 100 Haynes St., Manchester, Ct. 06040
Friends and family are invited to attend a period of visitation on Friday, August 4, 2017, 4-7pm at Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford, CT 06108. Services will begin on Saturday, August 5, at 9am, at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. Rose Church, 33 Church St. East Hartford. Entombment with Military Honors will conclude services in St. Mary Mausoleum, East Hartford. To leave and online condolence, please visit