Niagara Gazette

January 24, 2014

Gary Bottom

Niagara Gazette

WESTFORD, MA — Gary Bottom, 58, of Westford, MA, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at Massachusetts General Hospital, due to pneumonia complicated by his battle with esophageal cancer.

Gary was born in Niagara Falls, NY, August 30, 1955, the son of the late Donald Bottom and Frances (Riscile) Bottom of Niagara Falls, NY. He had resided in Westford with his wife and soulmate, Becky Gibson, since 1989.

Gary's career spanned many disciplines from manufacturing plant manager, truck driver, heavy equipment operator, carpenter, woodworker and contractor. He was always active and involved in some project of his own or for someone else. Anyone needing help could always count on Gary to lend a hand. He was a talented drummer and was always surrounded by music. Gary kept people on their toes with his sarcastic sense of humor. He always maintained a positive attitude and was determined to beat his cancer.

In addition to his wife, Becky and his mother, Frances, Gary is survived by his sister, Christine Dilacqua of Portland, ME; sister, Karen and Jeffrey Lund of Hudson, MA; his brother, Doug Bottom and nephew, Dylan of Sanford, FL; relatives in Niagara Falls and many friends in the Westford area.

Services were held on Sat. Jan. 11, 2014, at the JA HEALY SONS FUNERAL HOME, 57 North Main St., Westford. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the MGH Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114.

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