Obituary: Gary W. Grom


NAUGATUCK — Mr. Gary W. Grom, 57, of Naugatuck died unexpectedly on Sunday Dec., 4. He was the husband of Susan G. (Prince) Grom.

Mr. Grom was born in Bridgeport on July 29, 1954 a son of Louise (Smith) Grom of Bridgeport and the late Walter Grom. He was employed as a civil engineer at Pereira Engineering in Shelton and was a communicant of St. Vincent Ferrer Church in Naugatuck. He was a very active member of the Park City Pride Drum Corps and was a past coach and treasurer for the Union City Little League and served as the treasurer for the Naugatuck High School marching band from 2001 to 2004. Gary was an avid New York Yankees and Green Bay Packers fan.

Besides his wife and mother, Mr. Grom is survived by a daughter, Michele Grom of Naugatuck; two sons, Brian Grom and his wife Sandra Esteves of Prospect and Matthew Grom and his wife Jaclyn of Naugatuck; three brothers, Karl Grom and his wife Sharon of Shelton, Kirk Grom of Milford, and Glen Grom and his wife Susan of Southbury; a brother-in-law, Thomas Prince of Boston, Mass., brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Diane and Dominic DePiano of Naugatuck, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Kathleen and Robert Stango of Wisconsin; four grandchildren, Alyssa Esteves, Nathan Grom, Megan Grom and Alexina Grom, several nieces and nephews and also his Park City Pride brothers and sisters.

The funeral will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, at 9:15 a.m. from the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 26 Waterbury Road, Route 69, Prospect, to St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1006 New Haven Road, Naugatuck, for a mass at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery in Naugatuck. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Park City Pride c/o TD Bank, 44 Huntington Plaza Shelton, CT 06484 or to the American Diabetes Association Attn: Memorial Donations, 300 Industrial Park Road, Suite 105, Middletown, CT 06457.

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