Farming Rural 12

Gary H. Lawrence

August 18, 1939 ~ August 7, 2022 (age 82)
Obituary Image


Gary H. Lawrence, 82 passed away on Sunday August 7, 2022 at home in Ashford, Connecticut surrounded by his family.

 He was born in the Village of Lake Placid, New York on August 18, 1939

After graduating from Lake Placid High School, he joined the Air Force. There he was a Jet Engine Mechanic. During his time in the Air Force he was stationed in Texas, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines.

Upon leaving the service he worked at Pratt & Whitney Research and Development in East Hartford, CT.

In 1973, he moved to a farm in Ashford, CT where he resided for over 50 years. On that farm he had a variety of livestock. He loved working on his farm and digging in the dirt with his big boy toys.

Shortly after his Real Estate career began. He was the Owner/Broker of Lawrence Real Estate Associates, Inc.

Gary was very active in his church- working in Youth Ministries and as a Trustee.

He was a member of the Town of Ashford Economic Development Council, Zoning Board, was a Founding Member of the Ashford Business Association, and Treasurer for the American Legion Post 203.

Gary served on the State Board of Realtors and helped develop a Multiple Listing Service.

Gary is survived by his loving devoted wife Frietha of 58 years. Their 3 daughters: Kietha Halbach, of Ashford; Kathryn Haggan of Weston, West Virginia; and Karyl Fletcher of Belmont, New Hampshire; seven Grandchildren Rebecca Beebe, Heather Halbach, and George A. Halbach Jr.; Kolby Johnson, Karley Haggan; Kaleigh Corry, and Jacob Fletcher; four Great Grandchildren Khloe Curtis, Kyah Corry, River Fletcher and Asher Fletcher; and two Brothers Harvey Lawrence and Anthony Lawrence. He had many, many colleagues and friends. Gary was predeceased by his sister Susan Myszewski.

There will be calling hours at Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson St. Willimantic, CT from 4:00pm to 6:00 pm on August 25, 2022. His Memorial Service will be on August 26, 2022 at 2:00 pm at the Congregational Church of Eastford, 8 Church St. Eastford, CT. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made in Gary’s name to: Caring Families Pregnancy Services Inc. 37 Ivan Hill St. Willimantic, CT 06226 Or To: Congregational Church of Eastford 8 Church St. Eastford, CT 06242. For an online memorial guestbook, please visit

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gary H. Lawrence, please visit our floral store.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Gary

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Potter Funeral Home

Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree


Calling Hours
August 25, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Potter Funeral Home
456 Jackson Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

Memorial Service
August 26, 2022

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Eastford Congregational Church
8 Church Rd.
Eastford, CT 06242

© 2022 Potter Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility