Eugene F Thorpe Sr.

Born: Thu., Mar. 5, 1959
Died: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 08, 2018
Location: Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Feb. 09, 2018
Location: Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries


Voluntown – Eugene F. Thorpe Sr., 58, of Voluntown, passed away unexpectedly at home on February 6, 2018.  He was born March 5, 1959 a son to Mary Anne (White) and Robert M. Thorpe.  He is survived by his loving wife Katherine (Murphy) Thorpe for 30 years
Eugene, who everyone knew as Gene, was a graduate of Killingly H.S. studying within their Vo-Ag Program.  He worked for twenty years at Electric Boat as a ship-fitter and more recently as a motor cycle instructor for MTTI in RI.  He had a passion for motorcycles and worked for a while at NL County Motorcycle in Groton repairing Harley’s.   When he wasn’t riding or working, Gene enjoyed being outdoors hunting and fishing.  
In addition to his wife Katherine and his parents Mary Ann and Robert Thorpe, Gene is survived by his son Eugene F. Thorpe Jr., sister Jill Decianne and brother David Neiminen.
Calling hours will be held Thursday Feb. 8, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00PM at the Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City, CT.  There will be a funeral service, held at the funeral home, on Friday at 11AM followed by a burial within the Pachaug Cemetery in Griswold, CT.  Please visit to leave condolences or share a memory.

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Amy Renaldi
   Posted Wed February 07, 2018
Dear Cousin Katie and Family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Gene . May you find peace and guidance along the way through the beautiful memories you and Gene have created in your 30 years of love and togetherness.
Love Cousin Amy

   Posted Thu February 08, 2018
Dear Katie,
So sorry for the loss of your other half.You are in my prayers.

Barbara Layne
   Posted Thu February 08, 2018

I am still in shock at hearing & reading of Gene's passing. Although it will be difficult, I pray that both you and Eugene will find comfort in the memories of special times with him.

Rest assured in the knowledge that Gene's life and death are precious in God's sight.

Love Always,

Guy R LaPointe
   Posted Fri February 09, 2018
To Gene's family:
I was a close high school friend of Gene's and spent a lot of time with him when we were in high school. I visited the farm many times in Voluntown. He was a great and fun loving guy. I am so sorry that I learned of this after the services, or I certainly would have been there. Please accept my sympathy and know that your husband and father was a great friend to me. He will be missed. Sincerely, Guy LaPointe

Copyright © 2018 Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved.    | Website by CFS |