|August 16, 2012||Filled under People of Shelburne||
Steve Gregory was born and raised in Saranac Lake, N.Y. He graduated from Saranac Lake Central High School in 1968, left the area when he was 19 years old, and moved to Vermont. You might recognize him from his business, Stephen C. Gregory and Sons Cremation Services, or from any number of locations around Shelburne where he likes to socialize and talk to people in the community he serves.
Gregory moved to Shelburne 31 years ago. He worked for Shelburne’s Corbin and Palmer Funeral before opening his own business in September 2001. “It will be 11 years this September,” he said.
Gregory said his education came in bits and pieces. He received his funeral director’s license after taking the board exam roughly 20 years ago and has been taking care of Shelburne and local families ever since.
With community involvement going deeper than his day-to-day profession, Gregory is on the Shelburne Cemetery Commission and he and Linda, his wife of 41 years, are members of the St. Catherine Parish. He and Linda have three children: Stephen, who works with his dad in the crematory business, Kristie, a hair stylist in Hinesburg, and Amy, who lives in North Carolina. Gregory has a brother who works for the fishery department in New York State and a sister who is a nurse.
“I like what I do. I like taking care of my families,” he said.
Interests/Hobbies: “My biggest hobbies are my grandchildren,” Gregory said. “My five granddaughters are the best part of my day.” He also enjoys fishing.
Favorite movie: “The Godfather”
Favorite food: “Anything that’s bad for me,” Gregory joked. He likes to eat out and is a big fan of Shelburne restaurants. “We’re lucky to have so many great places to eat here,” he said.
Favorite Shelburne haunt: Gregory said he likes going anywhere and everywhere in town because he always sees people he knows, whether it be at the Town Clerk’s office, the village cemetery, or the Citgo station he visits every morning.
Favorite music: Anything from the ‘60s
Bucket list: “I’d like to buy a pontoon boat!”