HALIFAX- Gary Crosby, 68, died peacefully in his home on Thursday, April 4. Born April 4, 1950 in Halifax to the late Barbara Dalrymple and Frederick Crosby Jr., Mr. Crosby spent most of his life in Halifax, attending school there until going to high school in Whitingham. After high school Mr. Crosby enlisted in the US Army. He spent a year serving in Germany and later enlisted with the Vermont National Guard and gave many years of service.
Mr. Crosby enjoyed spending time on his land, was an avid reader, and loved spending time with his beloved dog Neko. During his life, Mr. Crosby was employed at The Book Press in Brattleboro, Clear Solutions in Vernon, and Main Street Mill Works in Greenfield, MA.
Mr. Crosby is survived by his longtime partner Harriett Ellis, of Brattleboro; his children, Amy Crosby-Perham and her husband Robert Jr., of New Hampshire, Shane Crosby and his wife Maria, of Pennsylvania, and Megan LaFlam, and her husband Sean, of Vernon. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kayla White, of Virginia; Anna and Nicholas Crosby, of Pennsylvania; Brooke, Tyson, and Brock Longe, and Makayla and Kailie LaFlam, of Vernon; Ashley Champney, and Robert Perham III, of New Hampshire; Koren, Chelsea, and Eli Boyd, all of Martha’s Vineyard; and his great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Hannah Champney, and Sophia and Cole Perham, of New Hampshire.
Mr. Crosby is also survived by three brothers, Frederick “Hop” Crosby III and his wife Melanie, of Halifax, Kirk Crosby and his wife Sally, of Halifax, and John Crosby, of Brattleboro; and a sister, Kelley Crosby, of Revere, MA; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Per Mr. Crosby’s wishes no funeral services will be held. His family will celebrate his life privately, in a ceremony on his land.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Windham County Humane Society, c/o Covey Allen and Shea Funeral Home PO Box 215 Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.