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Gregory Basillio, 75, of Chelmsford, a very fine and loving man; a husband, father, grandfather and friend to so many, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 17, 2017. He fought pancreatic cancer for one year with grace and determination.
Greg was born and raised in East Boston by his father, Gregory Basillio, and his mother, Concetta Siciliano Basillio. Greg went to Boston English High School. He served in the USA Air Force for over four years. He then went on to attend Northeastern University and once he graduated, he obtained his MBA from Suffolk University while living in Tewksbury, Mass. He worked at Polaroid, IPE, and later Lucent Technologies while living in New Jersey.
Once he retired, he moved back to Massachusetts where he resided in Chelmsford with his wife, Louann. He served on the Board of Family Services of the Merrimack Valley while devoting time to his wife, family, and loving friends who will miss him dearly. His smile, warm heart, and dancing feet will never be forgotten.
He is survived by his heart-broken wife, Louann (Page) of 46 years; son, Gregory and wife, Yoleida; sister, Josephine and husband, Arp; brother-in-law, Thomas Page and wife, Martha; granddaughters, Sarah, Samantha, and Alexandra; nieces, Christine Page, Leslie Nagy, and Susan Pearl with her wife, Carol; nephew, Tom Page; and many loving cousins.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, Concetta and Gregory Basillio; mother- and father-in-law, Mildred and Romolo Ruscio; and his daughter, Laura Cosentino Chambers and husband, Robert Chambers.
Thank you to all of the caring staff at MGH Boston, MGH Waltham and MGH Newton Wellesley who made this difficult journey with us. Donations in his honor to the Family Services of Merrimack Valley would be greatly appreciated, located at 430 Canal St., Lawrence, MA 01840.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., Salem, MA. Funeral Services on Friday will be held at the funeral home, beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Salem, Mass. For additional information or online guestbook, please call 978-744-0497 or visit our website at www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.
Published on  July 19, 2017
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