We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Witty's Funeral Home
ORANGE- Gary “Gigsy” Thomas Freeman of Orange, MA was born in Athol on June 27, 1958, died on July 25, 2022, after a long battle with bladder cancer.
He was the son of Rodney Freeman, of Bradenton, FL and the late Joan Lovewell Freeman. He formerly worked at the Athol Table Shop, Rodney Hunt Corp, and the L.S. Starrett Co. Later, he worked at LightLife Foods in Turners Falls.
He leaves a daughter, Kelly Freeman and her significant other, Mike Allen-LaRhette and a son, Lee Freeman, all of Orange. He leaves two grandsons, Caleb and James; and his wife, Linda Freeman, and her parents Warren and Rose Clough, also of Orange.
He also leaves his oldest brother, Alan Freeman of Winchendon; a sister, Janet Baczewski and her significant other, Phil Meany of Gardner; and youngest brother, Paul Freeman and his wife Deanna of Carthage, NY; and a sister-in –law, Donna Bass of Greenfield. He leaves many cousins, nieces and nephews, with whom he was very close. In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by his older brother, David Freeman, and brother-in-law, Rick Bass.
He was proud of his 6 years of active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps. He was also proud of his 1985 FXRS Harley Davidson on which he spent many hours and rode many miles to destinations unknown. He enjoyed attending live, classic rock music concerts with his friend, Tim Mallet and spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid fan of the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox. His favorite television shows were “The Price is Right” and “Judge Judy”.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, August 1, 2022 from 5-7 p.m. at Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange with Rev. Dr. Candi Ashenden of the Athol Congregational Church officiating.
Interment at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon will be private.
Donations in Gary’s memory can be made to Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, 268 Central St, Gardner, MA 01440.
Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St, Orange, is assisting the family.