Mr. Gregory S. Gryllakis

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Mr. Gregory S. Gryllakis

January 25, 1970 - August 22, 2018

Andover - Mr. Gregory S. Gryllakis, a resident of Andover, and beloved husband of Sarah P. Meier, passed away, suddenly, in North Carolina. He was 48 years old.

Greg was born in San Francisco, the beloved son of Manos and his wife Irene Gryllakis of Crete, and the late Stella Prenares. Greg was raised in Lexington and was a cum laude graduate of Northeastern University, class of 1993. He earned his MBA from Suffolk University. Greg had been employed as an Equity Trader for Fidelity for many years.

With a warm, welcoming, and outgoing personality, Greg was loved by all who knew him. He was a man who embodied the motto, carpe diem. He was devoted to his family and friends. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing with his girls, celebrating his children’s accomplishments, working on and admiring all types of cars, biking, traveling with his family and friends, playing soccer and coaching his daughters’ soccer teams. Greg was a ten-year rider the with Pan-Mass Challenge Ride; collectively his bike team, Team Longevity, has raised close to one-million dollars for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. An avid outdoors person who sought all kinds of adventures, he loved spending time in Vermont, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting. Greg loved his classmates from high school and college. He was a kind, gentle, and thoughtful friend. Either upon just meeting or knowing Greg for years, one noticed immediately his special gift; his astounding ability to make one feel special, accepted and loved. To know Greg is to love him. He will be deeply and dearly missed.

Besides his beloved wife, Sarah, Greg is survived by his loving daughters, Emily H., Chloe A. and Stella C. Gryllakis, all of Andover; sister, Anne and her husband Eric Roberts of Highland Park, Illinois; father-in-law and mother-in-law; Deri and Suzanne Meier of Waitsfield, Vermont; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Timothy F. Meier of Hudson, Linda Oland and Austin Delaney of Toronto, Victor and Fiona Oland of Toronto, and Heather Oland and Robin Delisle of British Columbia; nieces and nephew, Moriah, Mateja, and Eric Roberts, and many cousins.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated in Sts. Constantine & Helen Church, 71 Chandler Road, Andover, on Friday, August 31, at 10 a.m. Calling hours will be held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover, on Thursday, August 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations in Greg's memory may be made to a cause close to his heart, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate, or National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163. For more information, please visit www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on August 30, 2018
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Ruth Gary and family
Aug 30, 2018
My dearest cousin Greg. You have left our family with lasting memories. You will always be loved and remembered. Your kindness and generosity will always be with us. May Sarah Emily Chloe and Stella find strength. We love you and miss you dearly. Our family sends our condolences.
Jeremy Pozen
Aug 28, 2018
I had the pleasure of working with Greg (affectionately known as Double G) for 13 years. He was the first person to celebrate others success and was always there to help in times of need. Greg was one of the most generous people I have ever known. His efforts with the turkey drive at Thanksgiving were so impressive and successful that it provides now 40% of the protein for the entire year for the biggest homeless shelter in Boston.
Greg loved his family fervently. He was always talking about the accomplishments of his girls with beaming pride. He also took great interest in everyone else's families always asking about what each kid was up to with great interest and care.
I feel lucky to hav
...e been friends with Double G and miss him more than words can tell.
Sarah, Emily, Chloe and Stella your Husband and Dad was a great man and made everyone's life he touched happier and brighter. Our best thoughts are with you now and always.
The Pozens
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