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Gary Charles “Sparky” Fleck

d. April 6, 2024

Gary Charles “Sparky” Fleck

Gary Charles “Sparky” Fleck, a lifelong resident of Hull, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, April 6, 2024. He was 79.

Gary was born in Weymouth on June 3, 1944, and was the son of the late John L. “Jake” and Josephine (Bernan) Fleck. He was raised in Hull, attended local schools, and graduated from Hull High School. Gary joined the Town of Hull Fire Department on January 23, 1966, and retired on May 21, 2004, after 38 years of service to the community.

Gary loved being a firefighter, and the brotherhood of firefighters was very important to him. He was a true family man, which extended from his home to the firehouse. Everyone remembers Gary as being the life of the party, and he loved having pool parties at the house.

Gary was a big fan of Cumberland Farms coffee. Every morning, he would drive to Cumberland Farms to get a cup of coffee and buy a paper, drive down The Gut, and read the paper cover to cover. After his morning routine, Gary would often go fishing.

One of the most memorable traits of Gary would be his love for monogramming his name, “G. FLECK” on everything. He had a stencil that he would monogram everything with, this included items that he owned and “borrowed”. His family, friends, and neighbors laugh when they go to retrieve a cooler from their basement or garage, only to find “G. FLECK” monogramed from when he had it last.

Gary’s good humor, family first mindset, life lessons, example, and devotion to others, are part of his legacy that continues through his family and friends. He will be missed by all the lives he touched.

Gary was the beloved husband of the late Patricia A. (Meleedy) Fleck, who died in 2018. The two shared many loving years of marriage. He was the devoted father of Stephanie Peters and her husband Robert of Hull and Bridgette Bernard and her husband James of Hull. Gary was the loving grandfather of Jake, Harry, and Lucy Peters and Audie and Frankie Bernard, all of Hull. He was the dear brother of Victor Fleck and his wife Jeanne of Stamford, Connecticut, Anne McKenna and her husband Paul of Arlington, the late John Fleck, and the late Wendy Fleck. Garyis also survived by his brotherhood of firefighters, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Friday, April 12, 2024, 4-7 PM in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (off Central St.), HINGHAM. Cremation will follow. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Gary’s name to Hull Firefighters Association, PO BOX 388, Hull, MA 02045.

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Friday, April 12, 2024

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