Gregory J. Primo

December 2, 1973January 4, 2021

Gregory J. Primo, age 47, husband of Carmen (Cabral) Primo, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Primo and nephew of Magdalene Mattos, lost his 13-year battle with cancer on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Born and raised in Fall River, Greg was a graduate of the culinary program at Diman Regional and Johnson & Wales University. He went on to build his culinary resume and worked at Mohegan Sun, various corporate dining facilities and at The Courses at Andrew’s Air Force base, MD. His passion was cooking and his love was teaching. He accomplished both at his ideal job as a Rounds Instructor at NECI, New England Culinary Institute, Montpelier, VT. Unfortunately, in 2007, Greg had to leave that position due to his first battle with cancer. Throughout all his chemotherapy and diagnosis, he kept a positive attitude and continued to work in his field when he could.

In his earlier years, Greg attained his Eagle Scout at Notre Dame Parish. His Eagle project was feeding the homeless. That project led to the establishment of the Saturday Kitchen, which continues to this day. Greg was a car enthusiast. He loved to drive cars and collect model cars. He also enjoyed the woods, camping and servicing his community with the local Mason’s Massasoit-Narragansett Lodge.

Besides his devoted wife and parents, he is survived by his aunts and uncle, Andrew and Eileen Primo of Somerset and Joan Mattos of Montgomery, AL; cousins, Andrea and Barry Shea of Somerset, Stephanie and Jeff Simons of Dighton and Joshua Mattos of Birmingham, AL. Greg was predeceased by his uncle, Charles Mattos.

His funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gregory’s honor may be made to, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Philanthropy and The Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, Fall River.


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Michael Medeiros

January 20, 2021

From as far as I can remember all the Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scouts, Order of the Arrow and Summer Camp and camp outs and the infamous Ford Bronco, are all memories that I will never forget till the day we meet again and to our brief conversation a week will always be in my heart and will never be forgotten to me and many!!! You fought and fought but never quit and in my eyes your still above us all looking down....Love and Respect to everything and all you accomplished and taught!!! R.I.P my friend.......

Linda and Lou Pereira

January 15, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Carmen, Joe, Liz, and Auntie Magdalene.
We have such wonderful memories of Greg. My you feel the love that surrounds you, now and always. Praying for your healing, comfort, strength, and peace during this painful time - and here for you with loving support.
Lou and Linda Pereira

James Taylor

January 15, 2021

Joe, Elizabeth, Carmen and family , My sincerest condolences on the passing of Greg. A lot was accomplished in his short time on this earth. These are the memories you and all he touched will remember. Joe I know you were incredibly proud of Greg and it showed when you updated me monthly at our Philanthropic meetings. Never met Greg , my loss, but he will be remembered always. Jim Taylor & family

Vin Medeiros

January 14, 2021

Liz and Joe,

I found out today of Greg's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
The details escape me but I remember back in the "Truesdale days" how cute a kid he was and how you two were beaming proud parents.
Several years ago I was getting an oil change at Dartmouth Toyota and while sitting outside struck up a conversation with a fellow also waiting for service. After a minute or two I figured out it was Greg who as I recall was there getting Magdalene's car serviced. Might we all be so lucky to have someone take our cars for service...
Anyway we hung out and had a nice conversation and today I most appreciate that we had that opportunity.
Many have already mentioned how kind a soul Greg was. I certainly agree but what's the surprise? His parents are two of the kindest, most generous folks you'll ever have a chance to meet.
Again my sympathies to you and all of Greg's circle.


Steve Bates

January 14, 2021

To Joe & Liz , Carmen and all Gregg’s family my deepest sympathy. Gregg will be in my prayers. He showed everyone he met the best of what a human being can be. His character and kindness will forever be remembered. God bless

Dee Boudria

January 14, 2021

Dear Joe and Liz,
My heartfelt condolences to you both. I wanted you to know that I am thinking of you. I will keep you and your beloved son Greg in my prayers.
Dee Boudria
Surgi Center/Endo Charlton Memorial Hospital

Heather Duquette

January 14, 2021

To the Family,
Greg was and always will have a place in my heart. We met about 20years ago and became instant friends. We lost touch after a few years and just recently reconnected and that's when I found out he had Leukemia. We were making plans to get together and catch up on lost time when he got sick again and it never happened. He will be missed by a lot of people that he touched, me included. May god be with you in this trying time.

Heather Duquette

James Rogers

January 13, 2021

Andy and Eileen,
My sincere sympathy at this time. I know how much you cared and did for him.
May his soul rest in peace.
Jim Rogers
Fall River, Ma

Paul Berube

January 13, 2021

Joe , Liz and Carmen
Pauline and I extend our deepest sorrow in the lost of Greg. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May God Bless You
Paul and Pauline Berube

Steven and Ruth Farias

January 13, 2021

To Joe, Liz ,and Carmen,
Our deepest condolences,
Sincerely, Steve and Ruth