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Gregory E. Hetu

April 24, 1947 ~ February 12, 2021 (age 73)


Putnam, CT – Gregory E. Hetu, 73, passed away suddenly at home on Friday February 12, 2021.

Gregory was born in Putnam, CT on April 24, 1947, son of the late Arthur and Gladys (Benway) Hetu; he lived in Putnam for all his life.  Gregory was a longtime member of the Abington Congregational Church; he was also one of the dedicated members of the Interfaith Stitchers of the Westfield Congregation Church in Danielson.    Gregory helped to make countless hats for newborn babies at the Day-Kimball birthing Center; he also helped make hats for local shelters to bring warmth to those less fortunate.  Despite his physical ailments, Gregory was a very upbeat and loving person who valued his independence and was readily available to help those in need.

Gregory will be deeply missed by his three brothers: Arthur Benway of Abington, CT, Ronald Hetu of Missouri, and Richard Muldoon and his wife Karen of Cranston, RI; three sisters: Joyce Davis of Thompson, CT, Donna Olsen of Putnam, CT, and Patricia Wing of Danielson, CT; he also leaves his best friend and longtime caregiver Steve Coderre of Putnam, CT, as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives, and dear friends.

Due to current health concerns, a memorial gathering will be scheduled and announced at a later date.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home. 

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