PEABODY — Richard C. Grigway, 78, beloved husband of Ann (Wilkins) (Pantapas) Grigway of Peabody, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2011 after a courageous four-year battle with cancer.
Born in East Clarendon, Vt., he was the son of the late Francis and Doris (Bratu) Grigway. He lived in Lynn during his youth where he attended schools.
Mr. Grigway worked as a plumber for many years with Gordon Realty of Peabody. He married his wife of 26 years, and moved back to the Salem and North Shore area and retired in 2002. Living in Peabody, Richard worked part-time at the Torigian Community Life Center.
Richard spent many enjoyable hours deep sea fishing, tending his Rose and Vegetable gardens, as well as rooting for his favorite team, the Patriots.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Pantapas Grigway of Peabody, with whom he enjoyed the last 26 years of marriage; three sons, David and Joseph Woods, and Richard Grigway, Jr.; and wife Ann's children, Cheryl and Charles Kozlowski of Haverhill, Susan and Craig Lamkin, John Pantapas and Anne Cobbett, and Peter and Tracy Pantapas, all of Peabody; many loving grandchildren who affectionately called him Bumpa; two sisters, Loretta Pohle of Lynn and Dorothy Hudson of New Hampshire; several nieces and nephews, and he also leaves behind his loving cat, Brusky.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to his funeral service on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at noon in the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Middleton. Memorial donations may be made to either Kaplan Family Hospice House, c/o Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or to All Care VNA, 16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for online obit and sign condolences.