OBITUARY

Gary Joseph Happnie

November 6, 1954January 9, 2019
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Gary Joseph Happnie, 64, of Orlando, Florida, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

Gary was born on November 6, 1954, in Dorchester, Massachusetts to Matthew and Ruth Happnie. At the age of 17, Gary joined the U.S Army serving in the 82nd and 101st Airborne for 13 years. After an honorable discharge, he settled in Orlando, FL to work for PepsiCo for 30 years. Gary has impacted the lives of many people and will be remembered as a wonderful Brother, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, and Friend.

Gary is survived by his two daughters Christian (Michael) Burns and Faith (Kyle) Clark; grandchildren, Sean (Alyssa) Happnie-Burns, Britani Burns, Gena Clark, Christian Burns, Jaxson Clark, Angelena Burns; great-grandchild Bryce Cohen; brothers and sisters Richard Rowland, Robert Happnie, Patricia Happnie, Jon (Clarence Harris) Happnie, Cathy (Charles) Conners, Dianne (James) Foley and numerous nieces and nephews. Gary is preceded in death by his parents and brother James Rowland.

He peacefully passed in his sleep and wished for us to have a celebration of life service that will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 19 at Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral home, 400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road, Gotha, FL 34734. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Gary’s memory to Zaksee Parrot Sanctuary at Zaksee.com.

Services

19 January

Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Woodlawn Memorial Park

400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road
Gotha, Florida 34734

REMEMBERING

Gary Joseph Happnie

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Steven Novak

January 17, 2019

I have no words. Only emotional tears and fond memories. I am sad because I won’t be able to see him or hear him yell my name like he always did when we spoke.
I’ve known him since 1986. I worked with Gary and became his friend immediately after meeting him. He was one of the best. He was smart , kind , genuine, genourous . Never judged me. Even though I moved away 20 years ago , we kept in touch. He would call me and we always wind up laughing.
I will miss that for sure. C Ya Gary. Love you my friend.

Joanne Pulsinelli McGloin

January 17, 2019

Gary,
I will forever remember you as a great friend, I thank God we reconnected years ago.
I love you my friend fly with the angels.
Till we meet again 😇

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