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September 17th, 2014

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THOMAS C. MACGREGOR

April 14, 1952 - May 15, 2014

Burial Date June 1, 2014

Obituaries » THOMAS C. MACGREGOR

MACGREGOR, THOMAS C., born April 4, 1952 to Blanche and George MacGregor in Tonawanda, N. Y., passed away on May 15, as a result of a debilitating and progressive illness. Tom chose the beautiful state of Vermont as his home for the past 41 years, living in Earth People’s Park Norton, East Calais, Plainfield and most recently in Barre Town. Tom had many talents. He could fix anything, was a skilled woodworker, a teller of wonderful stories and jokes, a man with a speaking voice that any media personality would covet, a talented birthday cake baker, an accomplished musician who set a precedent by performing bluegrass music on a penny whistle, and an artist. He was the creator of one-of-a-kind dwarf statuettes which he sold, and once told a journalist, “I went into the business because there was a serious dwarf shortage in this country, and because I figured there wouldn’t be much competition.” Such was his unique sense of humor. He deeply loved his family. He leaves his former wife and friend of 25 years, Sally Hafer of Plainfield; and his stepsons Patrick and Will; his sister Barb MacGregor of Barre and her husband Owen Cookson, her son Tristan MacGregor-Stewart; his brother and sister-in-law Don and Cheryl MacGregor of Texas; his first wife Chris MacGregor of Lockport, N. Y., and many supportive musician, East Hill Farm and AA friends who were like family to him. Tom was predeceased by his parents and his canine soul mate, Murph. There will be a celebration of Tom’s life on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Please contact Sally at hafermac@aol.com for more information.

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