Obituary: Gregory Martin Clay
Gregory Martin Clay, a 1993 Darien High School graduate, died on Aug. 29, while living in Sarasota, Fla., and employed by Wyland Galleries as an art sales consultant.
Mr. Clay, son of Cecilia Volpe and the late Richard Clay, was born in New Rochelle, NY on October 20, 1975. The Clay family lived in Larchmont, N.Y. and Mr. Clay attended the Mamaroneck schools until his mother married Tom Volpe and they moved to Darien in 1986. After graduating Darien High School, Mr. Clay attended Roger Williams College in Bristol, R.I. and Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo.
Mr. Clay started his work career as a co-owner and operator of The East Coast Sports Bar & Grill in Fort Collins, Colo. In 2001, Mr. Clay returned to Connecticut, and he worked for The Continental Broker-Dealer Corporation in New York City as a Financial Investment Trainee. After passing the Series 7 and Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent State Law Exams in 2002, Mr. Clay went to work for Bear Stearns in New York City as an associate in the private client services group. In 2003, Mr. Clay took a position as a fixed income investment strategist and senior relationship manager with Bellehaven Investments in Greenwich, CT. In 2006, Mr. Clay was appointed managing director for W. J. Mayer & Co. in Greenwich.
Mr. Clay’s marriage to Meghan Matschke, director sponsorships for CBS College Sports Network ended in divorce in 2012. In addition to his parents, Tom and Cecilia Volpe, Mr. Clay leaves behind a brother, Christopher, his wife Emily and their two sons, Richard and William. Mr. Clay is survived by his maternal grandmother Helyne Del Favero, an uncle, Ronald Del Favero, his wife Claire and their two children Ronald, Jr., his wife Kate and their son Anthony; and their daughter Jennifer, her husband Mr. Clay and their two sons Luke and Evan. In addition, Mr. Clay leaves behind two stepbrothers, Tom and Bob Volpe; and three stepsisters, Rosemarie Costello, Donna Bell and Dianne Forlenzo as well as nieces and nephews from his loving extended family.
He loved all sports and enjoyed fishing, boating and golf whenever he could, his family said. Mr. Clay left this world too soon and will be sorely missed by his family and friends, his family said.
The family will receive friends at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John R.C. Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien on Friday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, N.Y.
Memorial donations may be made to the ASPCA, P. O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929 or P.A.W.S., 504 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851.