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Gary A. Harding, 56

POWNAL, Vt. —  Gary Allen Harding, 56, of Pownal, VT died Saturday August 20, 2022 at Albany Medical Center.

He was born in Pittsfield, MA on February 8, 1966, a son of Nancy Rae (Harding) Grady and was raised by his mother and stepfather, James Edward Grady. He attended Williamstown schools and graduated from Mt. Greylock Regional High School with the class of 1984.

He was employed by Nastech in Bennington, VT for many years. Gary enjoyed hunting and camping.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather- James and Nancy Grady of Williamstown, MA; two daughters- Jessica Cone of Bennington, VT and Jenna Harding of North Adams, MA; and two sons- Joshua Harding of Bennington, VT and Christopher Harding of Pownal, VT. He also leaves several grandchildren; two sisters- Kate Grady of North Adams, MA and Trina O'Neil of Clarksburg, MA; one brother- Chad Basinger of the state of Florida; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother- Jonnie Basinger and his grandparents- Gaetano and Hazel Mangano and Levi and Eva Harding.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Gary Harding will be Friday August 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Sherman Burbank Memorial Chapel in Williamstown. Burial will follow in Eastlawn cemetery. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521West Main St. North Adams, MA are Thursday from 4-6 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the International Hunter Education Association in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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Dear Nancy and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. I knew him as a friend and fellow rescue squad member when he joined us for a few years. He was always friendly and helpful. Fun to be around. May he RIP.
Sincere Sympathy,
Caroline George Martel
Pownal, VT
from: Caroline Martelon: 08-26-2022

So many great memories and stories, i would never be able fit them all here! Goodbye Cuz! I love you! See you in heaven Gary! Aunt Nancy, Uncle Jim, and Kate, I send love and prayers! Wish i could of been closer to support you! Love Michael
from: Michael Donovan on: 08-26-2022

I'm so sorry Aunt Nancy & Uncle Jim and Katie
And the whole family. Sending much love and prayers.

Till we meet again Gary your cousin Missy.
from: Melissa Asheron: 08-25-2022

Nancy, Jim and Kate and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Gary many years ago and saw what a special heart he had. Saying prayers for all of you. May you good memories keep you during this trying time.
Love, Marcia
from: Marcia Tessieron: 08-25-2022

I’m so sorry to hear this news. Please accept my most sincere condolences.
from: J. Seeleyon: 08-24-2022

Sending my deepest sympathy to Nancy, Jimmy, Katey and family - may you all find a form of peace. God-Bless Much Love
from: Cher Jelleyon: 08-23-2022

Kate, Nancy, Jimmy & Family, so very sorry for your loss. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers. ?
from: Dianne Skrockion: 08-23-2022

You were always in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace.
from: Larry Joneson: 08-23-2022

Jim, Nancy & family, so sorry for you loss
from: Robert ellsworthon: 08-23-2022

Our sincere sympathy for your loss.
Sharon and Charlie
from: Sharon DeMyer Nemseron: 08-23-2022