WORCESTER- Gregory S. Panagiotou passed away peacefully, in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by his loving family, the pillar of his life, on Sunday, February 18, 2018. He was 75.
Gregory was born in Hartford, Connecticut on November 6, 1942 a son of the late Steve and Athena (Giovanis) Panagiotou. He and his family relocated to Athol, Massachusetts at a young age and resided there until they moved to Worcester in 1952. He attended Commerce High School where he graduated in 1964, before enlisting and proudly serving his country in the Army National Guard.
One of the greatest pleasures he enjoyed in life was driving which led him to his career as a truck driver. Gregory was a hardworking man and began employment with Snyder Beef and later, Boston Beef Company before ultimately finishing his career with Rite Aid. He took tremendous pride in his job and enjoyed teaching others how to drive. Special times with family and friends were spent at York Beach, Maine and Cape Cod. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who above all loved his family more than anything. He was a former Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America Troop 56, a member of the Teamsters Local 170 and a member of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
He will always be remembered and deeply missed by his best friend, caregiver and mother of his children, Paraskevi “Vivie” Panagiotou of Worcester; his beloved children, Steven Panagiotou of Houston, TX., and Tina Panagiotou and her companion, John Gonzalez of Brockton; his brother, Charlie Panagiotou and his wife, Susan of Worcester; his niece and his nephews.
His family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Gary Wolf and Dr. Daniel Massarelli for the compassion and tremendous care they provided for Gregory.
Family and friends are invited to honor, remember and celebrate Gregory’s life on Wednesday, February 21st from 4:00pm until 7:00pm with a Trisagion Service at 5:00pm at Callahan, Fay & Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle St., Worcester. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am Thursday, February 22nd at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell St., Worcester. Burial will follow at Hope Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made either to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell St., Worcester, MA 01609 or to the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., 2121 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037-1830.