SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

July 1, 2013

Gregory Predki, 48


AMESBURY, MA — Gregory M. Predki, 48, of Amesbury, died Thursday, June 27, at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, following a long battle with Leukemia, and surrounded by his family.

Born in Salem, Mass., he was the son of the late Ted M Predki Jr., and son of Kathleen M. (Parent) Demers and his step-father, Rene J. Demers, of Rockport, Mass. He was a graduate of Peabody High School, and lived in Peabody before moving to Amesbury 20 years ago.

Mr. Predki was employed as a regional customer service technician for Pitney Bowes for 28 years, servicing customers in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts.

He loved spending time with his children and family, enjoyed all sports, was passionate about car racing, and had a huge interest in NASCAR and sports cards.

Besides his mother and stepfather, he is survived by four children, Nicholas Predki of Amesbury, Kyle Predki of Brookline, Brandon Predki of Allston, Megan Predki of Exeter, N.H.; his girlfriend, Julie Lanchester of Salem; a brother, Brian Predki of North Andover; and several aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Besides his father he was predeceased by his grandparents, Theodore M. Sr. and Winifred A. (Creamer) Predk,i and Leo A. and Elsie T. (Bettencourt) Parent.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 3, at 10 a.m., from the Full-Spychalski Funeral Home, 84 Washington Square East, by Salem Common, Salem, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m., at the St. Thomas the Apostle Church, North St., Route 114, Salem at the Peabody line. Visiting hours are Tuesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Jimmy Fund, C/O Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

For the online guest book, or directions, please visit www.SalemFuneral.com.