Gary W. Trombley

Gary W. Trombley

December 11th, 1960 October 16th, 2019

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Obituary for Gary W. Trombley

TROMBLEY, Gary W., of Lexington, formerly of Cambridge, passed away at his home on October 16, 2019. Beloved husband of Susan E. (Hoog). Proud father of Gary C. and Caroline Trombley of Lexington. Loving son of Charles and Virginia (Peters) Trombley of Cambridge. Dear brother of Cheryl Simard and her husband James of NH, Charles Trombley and his wife Janet of ME, Sharon Trombley and Daniel White of NJ, and Mark Trombley and his wife Kelli of Bridgewater. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, and his dog Sasha. Proud owner of Arco Tire in Somerville. Visiting Hours will be held from the Keefe Funeral Home, 2175 Mass Ave., NORTH CAMBRIDGE on Tuesday from 4-8PM. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John’s Church, 2254 Mass Ave, North Cambridge on Wednesday at 11AM. Relatives and friends invited. Burial will be Private. For directions or to send an online condolence visit

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Cambridge
    2175 Massachusetts Avenue
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    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saint John's Church - Cambridge
    2254 Massachusetts Avenue
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    Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
    Father Joseph McCarthy

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Jackie Damsky

My deepest condolences go out to you,Gary's family. I've been a customer at Arco Tire for something like 30 years. I'm quite broken up over his loss, which I just learned of today when I went to the shop for a car problem. I feel like I've lost a friend that I could always depend on. Whenever I brought my car in, Gary took care of me - if it was something minor, he often didn't charge, and I knew I could count on him for an accurate diagnosis, the best price, and the best service he could possibly give. He always seemed truly glad to see me and gave me a warm welcome, and I was always glad to see him and just liked him as a person. He knew I had low paying jobs, and bent over backwards to help the charges be as low as he could, and it always meant a lot to me. He was so very generous. Over the years, he saw me through at least 6 or 7 cars, and moves to towns where continuing to use him was inconvenient, but always worth it. He helped my dad out with his car problems too, and even went out of his way to give my dad a ride home once when his car was in the shop. I recommended all my friends who were looking for a mechanic, to Gary. I had no idea he was suffering, and wish I had a chance to see him more recently. I will miss him very much whenever my car needs work,for the rest of my life I'm sure, as a 30 year business relationship is a long time. And I will be forever grateful for the excellent care he gave to me and my cars over the years. I wish you all the best and send you prayers for healing as mourn the loss of this wonderful man who made a difference in my life.
Comment | Posted at 09:16am via Condolence

Jackie Damsky

This is Jackie- apologies for poor estimation of years with Arco Tire - probably 20 - 25 is accurate
Posted at 09:46am

Pat Kervick

I am a customer of Arco Tire and only learned of Gary’s passing yesterday (10/25) when I brought my car to the shop. Gary always made me feel as though I was an old friend rather than a customer. His smile and humor will be missed deeply. Sending my sincere condolences,
Comment | Posted at 08:20am via Condolence

Barbara Gaffney

To my sister, Virginia & her husband Charlie, Gary’s wife Susan & Gary’s children Caroline & Gary Jr. and to all his family, you are in my thoughts & prayers. There are no words that I can say to tell you how I fell about Gary’s passing.
The last time that I saw Gary was at his shop. I just stopped by to say hi and he came out with that beautiful smile on his face to say hi. I went over to him to give him a hug and he stopped me because he said he was dirty. I told him “so what, I didn’t care?” We both hugged and started laughing. I will never forget that day.
I will always remember how Gary was with my son, Joey, kind and helped him when he went to see him about his cars. Joey loved Gary and most of all they were friends. Gary, I love you and will miss you always.
Your loving aunt,
Barbara Gaffney
Comment | Posted at 09:39pm via Condolence

Myrnelle Inniss

Cheryl, Rita & Barabra,
There are no words for such an unimaginable sudden loss, I am heartbroken to hear of Gary's passing. I pray that God will grant your family the serenity and peace that you need to get through this. As you grieve try and remember that those who have shown us love, brought us joy, and made us laugh, have given us the lasting gifts of a beautiful life - and blessed our memories forever. My family and I will continue to remember you all in our thoughts and prayers believing that God will provide you all that you need to endure.

God Bless.
Judian Inniss & Family
Comment | Posted at 01:07pm via Condolence

Carol Riselli

My thoughts and prayers are with Susan and the entire Trombley family at this sorrowful time. Gary was a great person with strong values and love for his family.
Love, Carol Riselli
Comment | Posted at 10:29am via Condolence

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