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William Lewis Gregory
August 23, 1939 - June 20, 2021
Obituary For William Lewis Gregory
William L. Gregory Sr., 81, of South Peabody,, died peacefully on Sunday, June 20,2021 at the NSMC Salem Hospital with his family by his side and after a 25 year battle with Parkinson Disease. He was the loving husband of 62 years to Dorothy Ann (Cormier) Gregory.
He was born in Peabody on August 23, 1939, the son of the late Robert E. and Doris A. (Messervey) and was a graduate of Peabody High school and a lifelong resident of Peabody. Bill had been employed as Truck Driver with United Parcel Service (UPS) for 38 years and was a member of the Teamster’s Union prior to his retirement. He had served in the US Air Force from 1958 until in discharge in 1964 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Bill enjoyed going up to the Terrace Pines Campground in Ossippee, NH and was a member of the Indian Mound Golf Club and also was employed there during his retirement. He had a love of music and playing his guitar and just recently played with his grandson for a rolling concert at the Rosewood Nursing Home, Peabody. He also displayed his talents with paintings.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy,, two sons and a daughter-in-law, Wiliam and Natalie Gregory Jr. of Topsfield, and Keith Gregory of Peabody, three daughters and a son-in-law, Darisse Romano and her companion, Richard Fox of Medford, Brenda Dailey, wife of the late Richard Dailey and her fiancé, Robert Holloway of Warwick, R.I. and Nicole and Michael Gilligan of Newmarket, NH, a brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Dianne Gregory of Wakefield, NH, Eleven grandchildren, Eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A Visitation will be held on Thursday, June24, 2021 from 4:00 until 8:00 PM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral home at the 82 Lynn St., Peabody facility. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 12:30 PM at the Veterans Lot 111 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Disease, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, ME 21741-5014 in his memory. For guest book, visit www.ccbfuneral.com
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