MONTGOMERY — Gary W. Capsey, age 64, passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 28, 2014 at his home in Montgomery.

He was born in St. Albans on Oct. 31, 1949 to the late Douglas and Gladys (Perotte) Capsey.

Gary was a graduate of Highgate High School class of ’67. After graduation he worked as a master water well driller for over 30 years; spending time at J.A. Feeley and Gosselin well drilling. Gary’s most recent career started in 2004 when he went to work at Mylan Technologies in St. Albans, where he was currently employed.

His hobbies included hunting, gardening, riding his ATV through the hills of Montgomery and playing dominos. Gary was also a die-hard New York Giants and Boston Bruins fan. His most treasured past time was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Gary was known as a grill master; he would only use charcoal to cook his special barbeque ribs! He will always be remembered for his sense of humor, infectious smile and practical jokes.

He is survived by his wife, Dianna (West) Capsey; two daughters, Karie Henry of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Patty Capsey of Clearwater, Fla.; a son, Kenneth Capsey and his wife, Naomi, of Highgate; his grandchildren, Christine Hunger and her husband, Ian, Lance and Hunter Henry and Kaiden Capsey; his brothers, Percy Capsey and his companion, Barb King, of Highgate, Stanley Capsey and his wife, Margaret, of Swanton and Henry Capsey and his wife, Tina of Highgate; close friends, Galen and Diane Hanna of Sahuarita, Ariz., Kevin and Robin Leach and Duncan Campbell all of Swanton and Todd and Heather Dumeny of Franklin and several nieces and nephews. Gary was predeceased by his parents.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Mill St., Sheldon Springs with Rev. Roger Charbonneau celebrating the Mass of Christian burial. Interment will be held at the family’s convenience in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Sheldon Springs.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls.

For those who wish, contributions in Gary’s memory may be made to Northwestern Counseling and Support Services, ATTN: AR, 107 Fisher Pond Rd., St. Albans, VT 05478 or to National Wildlife Federation, P.O. Box 1691, Merrifield, VA 22116.

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