, Gloucester, MA

January 29, 2013

Gregory M. Moses, Sr., 59

GLOUCESTER — Gregory M. Moses, Sr., 59, died Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the Addison Gilbert Hospital following a brief illness, surrounded by his family.

Born in Gloucester, on November 6, 1953, he was the son of James J., Sr. and Rose Elizabeth (Corliss) Moses. He was a lifelong resident of Gloucester and attended St. Ann’s School and Gloucester High School.

Greg worked for many years along the Gloucester waterfront as a longshoreman. He was a member of the Seafood Workers Local 15. He loved the physical work, the unconventional hours, and the many friends he worked with. Although he stopped working due to a disability, he continued to spend time on the waterfront.

He had a pilot’s license and flew planes out of the Beverly Airport. He also enjoyed fishing, taking drives around the Back Shore, and working on his tan in his parent’s yard. He loved Lebanese food, especially his father’s garlic sauce, and the music of Lynyd Skynyrd.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three children, Gregory M. Moses, Jr., Stephanie Moses, fiancée of Joseph Blanchard and Amber Moses; two grandchildren, Savanna and Tariq Moses; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Jacqueline Moses-Robinson, Cynthia H. Moses, Joanne M. and Hugh Harris, and Karen and Aaron Beauparlant; three brothers and three sisters-in-law, James J. Moses, Jr., Peter and Rachel Moses, Wayne D. and Renee Moses and Sheila Moses; nieces and nephews, Rachel, wife of Nathan Farrar, Tashaa Robinson, Rose Stillman, Tanya Taylor, Max and Ryan Harris, Cassandra and Garrett Moses, Taylor and Celia Beauparlant, grandnephews, Hunter and Brandon Farrar; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was also predeceased by two brothers, Paul S. Moses and Thomas W. Moses.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held on Thursday evening in the Pike-Grondin Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street, Gloucester at 7 p.m. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 5 - 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the family c/o Mr. & Mrs. James J. Moses, Sr., 326 Concord St., Gloucester, MA 01930. For further information and online condolences, please visit