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Gregory P. Gordon

December 8, 1951February 5, 2021

Gregory P. Gordon, 69, of Wolcott, passed away on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. He was born on Dec. 8, 1951 in Waterbury, the son of the late Dorothy (Peterson) and Wallace F. Gordon.

Gregory graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1973 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. He was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, loved boating, taking day trips, and traveling. He enjoyed visiting the Berkshires, Long Island, Maine, and often traveled to England.

Gregory is survived by his cousin Albert Lombardi of Wallingford, his very close friend Barbara Hill from England, and good friends Ben Timmons, Tom Belanger, and Ralph Cretella.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 at 9:30 am at Calvary Cemetery, 2324 E Main St, Waterbury. Due to the current pandemic, masks and social distancing are required. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home in Wolcott is entrusted with arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.dellaveccchiawolcott.com

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Gerry McGuirk

February 11, 2021

So sad to hear about the passing of Greg Gordon! We knew him as Flash! I met Greg at Holy Cross on Wheeler Hall when I was dating John. I have some fond memories of Greg, Bob Duke, and Dan Twohig! Three really super guys! As everyone else mentioned, Greg was so great at keeping in touch. Awesome how he continually reached out to everyone. We enjoyed his pictures of he and Barbara on their travels. Greg looked so happy. When we received his Christmas card this year, John and I both agreed we needed get together with him! Sorry Flash! But thank you Flash for always keeping in touch! May God hold you in the palm of his hands! Peace!

John McGuirk

February 11, 2021

"Flash" Gordon lived next door to me in Wheeler at Holy Cross. What a great guy! He didn't go along with the crowd. He had his own individual style. Lost touch with him after HC but did pick up with him in the early eighties. He used to come by the house and visit. We had three kids at the time and he used to bring presents for them all, and they loved him. Just got a text back from my oldest son who was about 7 at the time who still remembers him fondly.
Flash was great at reaching out and keeping in touch with his holiday emails , Coast Guard updates and travels with Barbara.
Congratulations Flash, as you are reunited with Dukie and Dan Twohig in heaven. You now know the mystery of our faith!

William Bagley

February 11, 2021

Like my classmates from Holy Cross, I have fond memories of Greg. He was a very good guy and in recent years would be in touch ... often to describe his service with the Coast Guard Aux. It was clear to me that his service meant so much to him. Will keep him in my prayers ... it's sad to have lost him.

William O'Hara

February 11, 2021

What sad news. I remember Greg from our times in Wheeler Hall at Holy Cross.
Greg was a regular participant in the occasional midnight raiding parties that terrorized fellow residents deep into the books and just as likely.. deep into sleep.
Always good natured , Greg could take it as well as he could dish it out. We never maintained contact after graduation, nevertheless his passing comes as very sad news indeed; may he rest in peace now in the comfort of Our Lord.

Peter Kranstover

February 11, 2021

This is the Fall of our lives and these notices seen to come too frequently. I met Greg my freshman year in Carlin. I think we both thought of each other as exotics. I had no idea where Waterbury was, as he had no idea where Milwaukee was. But then, that's part of what college was about, meeting other people. He was the first person with whom I had a real debate over Vietnam and it was revealing, both for the stridency of our positions as well as for the vast differences. It was a useful introduction to the lively back and forth of those days. Throughout college, we would continue to talk, despite our differences. A good man, with whom, like many of my HC colleagues, I eventually lost touch. It was a pleasure to have known him. Peter Kranstover HC '73

Lawrence Brady

February 11, 2021

Greg ("Flash") Gordon​​ was one of my senior year roommates at Holy Cross. Four of us shared the top floor of a New England three-decker in Worcester. I haven't seen him in years, when he came down to stay for a visit. I will miss seeing him at the 50th year Holy Cross reunion. I'm sure he and Bob Duke, another roommate from those days, are now swapping stories and catching up.

Frank Moran

February 11, 2021

I attended Holy Cross with Greg and remember him well. I guess he and I had an email relationship through the years and only saw each other at an occasional football or basketball game. I will confess he reached out to me more than I did to him. He was aware of my shipping business and always had an encouraging word if I was looking for some solutions to a problem. I realize he was a lifelong bachelor and am pleased to see that he had close friends through the years for companionship. I just looked up the last email I received from Greg and it was a Thanksgiving greeting this past November. He just a very sweet guy and I hope he did not suffer in his final days. RIP

Tony Gugliotti

February 11, 2021

So sorry to hear of Greg's passing. He was a good friend in high school and was instrumental in helping plan our class reunions. He was such a soft spoken guy, but had a lot to offer. He will certainly be missed by all of us from the Wolcott High School class of 1969, and will be in our hearts and memories forever! My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Tony Gugliotti

Roberta Leonard

February 8, 2021

I went to school with Greg. We served on our high school reunion committee together. Most recently for our 50th in June of 2019.He was a good old boy. We have had lots of laughs over the years. I was unaware of any family members he may have. I would like to extend my condolences to anyone who knew him and cared about him the way his ok'd friends did.

Christine Downey

February 8, 2021

Gregory and I go way back.we started in first grade through thigh school. We took the same bus to and from school. He was often licked on or today they might call it bullying. I was his protector. Because I had 3 brother6and 4 sisters they would listen to me. Gregory always appreciated my help and we bonded quickly. We lost contact for a few years after thigh school. Then we met again and stayed friends for life. He came to visit a couple of times. I got him to join the uscgauxdist7 . He volunteered his time. When I came back for the summers we always met. He loved his Barbara, even though she lived in England. For many years they continued their courtship from afar. He so loved her. I will miss my friend and know that he is at peace. Bless you Gregory, I will miss you so. I hope you made some kind of arrangements to let Barbar know of your passing. She will miss your Sundays Skype calls.