Thomas Preston Gregory, Little Man with Little Dog

Thomas Preston Gregory died, following a brief illness, at the Falmouth Hospital. He was 83. Mr. Gregory lived in Bermuda, Falmouth and Chilmark.

He was the son of the late George Newton Gregory and Emma (Rice) Gregory and husband of the late Mary Katherine Newman Gregory. He was educated at the Foxwood School of Kingsport, Long Island, N.Y. His interests were many and varied. As a youth he delighted in piloting his seaplane about, often landing in a friend's backyard. Mr. Gregory also enjoyed boating, collecting vintage cars, traveling and collecting unusual things. A true New Englander, he was always sure there was a second use for everything.

Mr. Gregory loved animals, especially his little miniature wire haired dachshund, Cozy. For the past fourteen years, Cozy was his constant and devoted companion. They were known here and abroad as "the little old man and his little brown dog." Cozy predeceased him by two months. Mr. Gregory will be missed by his family and many friends. Burial will be private. A memorial gathering will be held on the Cape in June, 2004.

He is survived by two sons, Thomas Newton Gregory and Kevin Watt Gregory; daughter in law Jane Taylor Gregory; and grandchildren Rebecca Sarah Gregory and James Taylor Gregory, all of Bermuda.