OBITUARY

Francis "Fritz" Edward Gregoire

September 6, 1932September 2, 2021

Francis "Fritz" Edward Gregoire, age 88, of Lakewood Ranch, FL passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021. He was born September 6, 1932 in Adams, MA to the late Albert and Mary Gregoire.

Fritz was a member of the armed forces and fought in the Korean War. He graduated from the University of MA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked for the United States Navy as a civil servant for over 35 years and was the national expert in the field of degaussing (magnetic silencing for ships and submarines). His job took Fritz and Pat many places. They started their married life in Japan where they lived for 3 years, they then moved to San Diego, CA for 7 years and then on to Laurel, MD where they remained until he retired in 1995. They moved to Lakewood Ranch in 1997 and have built a life around friends, family and travel ever since. Together they have traveled to 5 of the 7 continents and more than 30 foreign countries. They have enjoyed cruising, flying and driving, whether the two of them, with friends or with family, they embraced their retired life. Their life together has been full and blessed.

Fritz is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Patricia; loving children, Thomas Gregoire (Alyce) of Frederick, MD, Kathryn Weaver (Scott) of Bradenton and Marie Fiorillo (Scott) of Alexandria, VA. He also leaves behind 9 cherished grandchildren, Nick Weaver (Lauren), Ryan Weaver (Sydney), Nicole Stephens (Kerry), Jake Herlihy (Kim), Alexa Weaver, Marshall Weaver (Samantha), Sam Gregoire, Conner Herlihy and Amy Gregoire and great grandchildren, Cayden, Natiley, KJ, Grant, Lucas, Jensen and Leo. Fritz is preceded in death by his daughter, Giselle; brother, Albert Gregoire and sisters, Helen Lord, Rose Belisle, Rita Lillienthal and Dorothy LeFebvre.

A funeral mass for Fritz will be held Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Angels, 12905 State Road 70 East, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Knights of Columbus Charities, Council 13341, 12905 SR- 70 East, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmsrobartsfuneralhome.com for the Gregoire family.

Services

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, September 17, 2021

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Mellissa McGee-Bullock

September 12, 2021

The Gregoires and McGees were always together in Laurel & such a large part of our lives. Kev thought "Fritz" ( he was the only 1 that called him that!) was his best friend. He would sit Kev beside him at the adult table & share his steak or lobster. We were all lucky enough to harvest from his veggie garden and eat most of the raspberries that were supposed to go in the bowl not our bellies. His roses were the most beautiful I have ever seen. We would love to listen to his stories of where he had just gone on a trip to and his laugh was contagious. The world and each of us is blessed to share our life with him & are so very lucky. Thoughts and prayers with all of Mr. Gregoire's loved ones especially you Mrs. Gregoire. My mom and dad will keep him in good company.

Marie Byington

September 12, 2021

Cherish the memories…you are in my thoughts.

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