Obituary , Gary L. Mace

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Gary L. Mace, 71, a 50- year resident of Wassaic, died on Friday, August 6, 2021, at his home in Wassaic. Mr. Mace was a supervisor at Wassaic Developmental Center in Wassaic, NY for 18 and ½ years retiring in 1992.

Born on September 27, 1949 in Keene Valley, NY, he was the son of the late Leigh and Leona (Baker) Mace. Mr. Mace proudly served as a Sergeant in the United State Air Force during the Vietnam War. He married the former Eileen McGrath who survives at home.

Mr. Mace was a member of the V.F.W. Post #179 in Millerton and the Wassaic Fire Company in Wassaic. He also coached Amenia Farm League Baseball during the 1990s.

In addition to his loving wife, Mr. Mace is survived by two sons, Christopher McGrath and his wife, Amanda, of Wingdale and Terran Mace of Wassaic; a daughter, Nicole Mace of Wassaic and two brothers, Rod Mace of Mineville, NY and John Mace of Oxford, NH. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Austin, Ciara and Ariana McGrath and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Mace and a sister, Carol Troccolli.

Calling hours will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at Hufcut Funeral Home, 3159 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Wassaic Fire Company, P.O. Box 287, Wassaic, NY 12592. To send the family an online condolence, please visit

Author: Harlem Valley News