Gregory J. Moody, 69, of Shrewsbury


Shrewsbury – Gregory Jerald Moody, of Shrewsbury, passed away suddenly at home early Saturday morning, May 13, 2017 after retiring to bed.

He was born 69 years ago in El Paso, Texas to Jerry and Wilma Moody. Greg spent his childhood as an “Army Brat,” living in Japan, Germany, and Oklahoma before landing in Holliston. He met his wife Chris, his high school sweetheart, in the Civil Air Patrol. They settled down and enjoyed very nearly 50 years of marriage! They raised two daughters, Eleanor and Kimberly, and shared the joy of having four grandchildren, Rebecca, Paige, Holly, and Joshua.

Despite having a house full of girls, Greg was Cub Scout Master of Pack 114 for several years in the 1970s. He also sought to help others through his passion for sailing. He spent several years teaching and doing community service as a sailing instructor and board member at Regatta Point Sailing Club.

Greg also enjoyed cooking, sparked by a popular culinary magazine years ago, and enjoyed eating and sharing his delicious creations. He was lucky enough to be able to travel across the globe, and not just for work, but with friends and family, too. If you ever pulled up a chair next to Greg he would gladly tell you a story, maybe even one of his adventures globetrotting, and another one to follow that. Storytelling, mostly humorous stories, was one of his joys.

Greg worked for Digital Equipment Corporation for 25 years, and worked in the computer industry for 45 years. He eventually retired to be a full-time Pop-Pop, but could still be found tinkering with broken computers. During retirement, he worked on perfecting the art of the afternoon nap and worked on his photography. A previous vocation and now purely an avocation he photographed his favorite subjects: nature, wildlife, and his grandchildren.

After working very hard throughout his life a dream home in Florida was procured. Summers were spent cheering for the Red Sox and winters were spent in Florida – in shorts and polo shirts – to his great delight.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Greg’s family Monday, May 22, from 4-6 p.m., at the Chiampa Funeral Home, The Sumner House, 5 Church Rd., on the Common, Shrewsbury Center.

Gifts in his memory can be made to the Arthritis Foundation, MA Audubon Society, the JGM college fund, or other worthy folks that bring goodness to the world.