Gaetan Peter Hardy passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the age of 72 in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Gaetan was predeceased by his sons Dennis Joseph Hardy, his parents Victor Romeo Hardy and Yolande Viola Hardy.
He leaves behind his loving wife Gail Gilbride of Holly Ridge, North Carolina, his beautiful and devoted daughter Kelly Lynn Frederick of Richlands, North Carolina, his loving grandson Ian Dennis Frederick of Richlands, North Carolina and his loving granddaughter Lianna Jean Frederick of Richlands, North Carolina.
He is also survived by his siblings Jocelyne (Jerome) Hartigan of Ohio. Laurent (Diana) Hardy of Colorado, Marcia (Geroge) Hollister of Westbrook, Connecticut, Marjolaine ( Robert) Bellonio of Essex, Connecticut, Richard (Donna) Hardy of Westbrook, Connecticut, Patricia (James) Barrett of North Branford, Connecticut, John (Laura) Hardy of Madison, Connecticut. He will also be remembered by his brother-in-law Harvey (Laura) Gilbride of East Haven, Connecticut. his sister-in-law Lori (James) Martin of Smithfield, Rhode Island, his brother-in-law Kenneth Gilbride of Alpine, California and many nieces and nephews. They will miss him dearly.
Before his retirement in Higganum, Connecticut Gaetan was the owner of Hardy Siding, LLC. and a highly respected Siding Contractor in the construction community far and wide a Craftsman of high caliber.
Gaetan proudly served our country as a member of Connecticut Army National Guard in the 102 Infantry Division in New Haven, Connecticut.
When not a t work, Gaetan could be found out on his Skeeter bass boat on a lake by himself or with a fishing buddy as he loved nothing better than hitching his boat behind our truck ( known as The Beast) and adventurously heading out to fishing tournaments with his friend Dominic. He was a member of the FLW Bass Fishing League along with many other bass fishing clubs. Gaetan and The Beast often towed Mike Milanos prize cars to the car shows as well. These men and Gaetan shared a unique brotherhood of friendship for many years.
Gaetan’s selflessness was apparent in how many people helped, how many lives he touched and how many memories are held dear. He will be missed by all who knew him and loved him.
Rest In Peace my love.
Burial will be at the family’s convenience and a memorial to celebrate his life will be held at a later date (to be announced).
Coastal Cremations 6 Jacksonville St., Wilmington NC 28403