Gary Ketchen

Gary L. Ketchen

Sunday, February 9th, 2020
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Gary L. Ketchen, 67, of Apache Drive, Westerly, passed away at Yale New Haven Hospital on Sunday, February 9, 2020.

Born in Westerly, he was the son of the late Leonard J. and Evelyn Ketchen.

Gary worked as a Bartender for Foxwoods Resort and Casino for many years. He was a member of the Westerly BPOE Lodge #678 where he was Elk of the Year in 2015. He was an animal lover, and an avid Red Sox and Patriots’ fan. Gary will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor.

He leaves his sister Maureen Roy of Westerly; and many nieces and nephews including Fr. Dean Perri of E. Providence, and Shannon Algier, Stephanie Ketchen and Bethany Roy, all of Westerly. Gary was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Billy Ketchen; a sister-in-law Peggy Ketchen; and his nephew Christopher Ketchen.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 12th, from 4-7pm at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. A Funeral Service will take place at the funeral home on Thursday, Feb. 13th at 11am. Burial will follow at St. Michael Cemetery, Pawcatuck. For online condolences please visit
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
    59 Spruce Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 11:00am
    Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
    59 Spruce Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    St. Michael Cemetery
    PAWCATUCK, CT 06379


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Pam Fish

Posted at 07:17am
You will be missed my friend. There will be plenty of Sox talk when we meet again.
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John gervasini

Posted at 07:12pm
To Maureen,Stephanie and all of Gary’s family and friends,my family loved Gary we were very good friends he was an absolute joy to be around and a great friend...Ketch, keep your socks on!

Michael Dipollino

Posted at 06:02pm
To Gary's entire family, my sincere condolences' on the passing of your brother/uncle. Gary was a fine gentleman and I am sure he will be missed by the many friends he has made throughout his life. May God have Mercy on his Soul. RIP my friend.

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