Gary R. Rawlings
Gary R. Rawlings, 65, of Portland, CT, cherished husband of Wendy (Paradise) Rawlings, suffered a heart attack, and died on April 2, 2021. Gary was a kind and gentle soul, that loved his family, and looked for the good in everyone he met. Born in New Britain, he grew up in Berlin, and graduated the class of 1974. Gary recently retired, but was formerly employed at Stanley Works, and most recently as an auditor for Lantern Energy, working with Craig Frankel, a very dear friend that he admired immensely. He met Wendy, his best friend, while volunteering to help shelter pets, at Conn. K-9 in Newington. They married in 2002, and moved to Portland to create their special paradise on a small farm,...