Gregory M. Franklin, 51, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 15 at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

He was born May 10, 1961, in Waterbury, a son of the late Willard and Frances (Christofano) Franklin.

He enjoyed boating, fishing, mechanics and spending time with his family.

Mr. Franklin is survived by his companion, Dawn Vanyo, of Bethlehem; a daughter, Heather Franklin, of New Milford; two sons, Bobby Wyman and Steven Franklin, both of Waterbury; three brothers, Daryl Franklin, of Watertown; Nate Franklin, of New York; and Randy Franklin, of Florida; two sisters, Cheryl Spector, and her husband, John, of Woodbury; and Becky Franklin, of Florida; four grandsons, Hunter Michael Cole, Jason, Christopher and Robert; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Clinton Franklin.

The Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home, P.O. Box 491, Woodbury CT 06798, to assist with funeral expenses.