June 6, 1955 ~ August 11, 2008
Gregory Paul Wiltshire, 53, husband of Joesephine Carroll Wiltshire, of Jinny Hill Rd., Cheshire, died suddenly in his home on August 11, 2008. Mr. Wiltshire was born in Detroit, Michigan, June 6, 1955, a son of the late Reginald G. Wiltshire of Hamden and the late Alice Ball Cram of Cheshire, and had resided in this area of CT since 1958. He grew up in Hamden and attended Hamden High 'Class of 73', where he was Captain of the Rifle Team which were state champions for 2 years. He also was the technician and camera operator for the TV studio. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1973-1979 as an Electrician's Mate and was a proud Plank owner of the U.S.S. NIMITZ - C.V.N. 68, the largest, most powerful warship in the world and the model for all aircraft carriers since. He also served aboard the U.S.S. FULTON - A.S. 11. After the Navy, he worked in the private electrical sector briefly for Unholtz Dickie Corporation in Wallingford, CT, before completing his Journeyman Electrician apprenticeship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 90 of New Haven, CT, where he remained employed as a faithful member until he passed. A true 'people person' Gregory never met a stranger. He was a car and music enthusiast attending car show and music festivals around the country. He was also an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed camping, boating, wildlife preservation, and target shooting. He was a senior member of the Hamden Fish & Game Protective Assoc. His favorite place was the family 'camp' in Ashburnham, MA where he was able to pursue many of his interests. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Isabella Rose Wiltshire, and a step daughter, Allyson Marie Carroll both of Cheshire, as well as his beloved dog 'Annie'. Besides his parents he is predeceased by both his brothers Reginald G. Wiltshire, Jr. and Stephen C. Wiltshire. Friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN, CT, Sun., August 24, 2008, from 3-6 p.m. A Remembrance Service will follow at 6 p.m. Internment will be Mon., Aug., 25 at 2 p.m. in Beaverdale Memorial Park, Sec P. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be sent to: Isabella Rose Wiltshire Educational Savings IRA at Wachovia Bank, 47 Stodge Meadow Rd., Ashburnham, MA 01430.