Obituaries

Gregory T. “Greg” Lyman

December 30th, 2017

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Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, January 5th from 9:00 – 12:00 noon immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 noon. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Veterans Section of Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Gregory T. “Greg” Lyman, age 60, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly at home on December 30, 2017.

Greg was born on August 28, 1957, in Boston, MA; he was the cherished son of Paul and Ruth Lyman. Greg was raised and educated in the Wilmington Public Schools and graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1976. As a young man, Greg, was active in Wilmington youth and high school sports and a communicant of St. Thomas of Villanova Church where he served as an altar boy.

Following High School, Greg, enlisted in the United States Navy on November 30, 1976. Greg proudly served aboard the USS Hunley as a Hull Technician and after four years of active duty he was Honorably Discharged on December 5 of 1980. Greg went on to serve in the United States Navy Reserves for two more years.

Greg will be fondly remembered as a hard worker who would do anything for anyone. He was kind, loyal, and very funny; he always enjoyed a good laugh with his family and friends. Greg was an avid Boston sports fan who watched and attended countless games throughout the years. Most of all Greg loved his family with all his heart; they were everything to him. Greg looked forward to family gatherings, spending time with his children, parents, siblings, and his many nieces and nephews. Greg will forever be in their hearts; he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Greg was the devoted father of Larissa J. Lyman & her companion Kevin Pelletier of Reading and John W. Lyman & his fiancée Maureen Devlin and her son, Sean Alan of Brighton, husband of Laura J. Lyman of Reading, cherished son of Paul S. and Ruth M. (Dole) Lyman of Wilmington, dear brother of Paul S. Lyman, Jr. & his partner Dorothy Tracy of Salem, MA, Dawn M. Ballou, Christopher D. Lyman & his wife Patricia all of Wilmington, Jeffrey J. Lyman & his wife Elaine of Tewksbury, Matthew J. Lyman & his partner Jei Zhang of Washington, DC and Joseph A. Lyman & his partner Marcello Peppi of Medford. Greg is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, January 5th from 9:00 – 12:00 noon immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 noon.  Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Veterans Section of Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Greg’s name may be made to Local Heroes, P.O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

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25 Entries in Guest Book for “Gregory T. “Greg” Lyman”

  1. Dotty campbell says:

    I am so sorry and sad to hear about your loss. Greg was a great guy, I have so many great memories of hang out with him.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    -Dotty Campbell

  2. Bonnie Hebsch says:

    Our thoughts are with you. Greg was in our neighborhood of friends growing up in Wilmington. He was fun to be around.

  3. Steve and Deb Proper says:

    Our deepest condolences to the entire Lyman Clan.

  4. Mark Coursey says:

    I am truly sorry to hear this. I have known Greg since elementary school and he will be sorely missed. He was a great person and my condolences to the Lyman family.

  5. Lisa Kennedy-Cox says:

    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Greg’s passing. Any time I ran into Greg at the store, I always felt better after seeing him. He was a great guy. My deepest condolences to the Lyman family.

  6. Jane Conlin Payne says:

    Sad to hear. Thoughts and prayers
    To Greg’s family and friends. I met Greg at the wildwood school in 6th grade .
    Many fun and happy memories.

  7. Susan Botelho says:

    I was so sad to read of Greg’s passing. I have many happy memories of us growing up at the rocks. He always made us laugh. My thoughts and prayers to all of Lyman’s.

  8. Charlie and Mary McGonagle says:

    Ruth and Paul,

    Please accept our sincere condolences and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Wendy Gardiner says:

    I was saddened to hear of Greg’s passing . He was always happy, smiling whenever I would see him out and we would talk. My prayers and sincerest condolences to the family.

  10. Joe & Cathy Grassello says:

    Greg has been my right-hand man and a good friend for so many years. Cathy and I are saddened to hear of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who loved and cared for Greg. Greg was a loyal friend, and I will miss him dearly.

    Our deepest condolences,
    Joe and Cathy Grassello

  11. Joan Phillips says:

    Larissa and John. I am so sorry to hear about your dad! He was such a good dad and friend. If you need anything please ask. Joant( As good as it gets cafe)

  12. Joe & Maura Quinn says:

    Chopper,

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  13. Bob and Mal Goggin says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of your son greg our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

  14. Craig F. Downs says:

    I love you brother thank you for everything that you helped me with. I know that we will see each other again someday……craigy

  15. Bill Forsythe says:

    I only met Greg about 2 yrs ago just before his friend Craig Downs had a terrible stroke…..he was so friendly and made me feel like I had known him forever. There should be more of us like Greg he was a great person.

  16. Jill Mayberry says:

    Dear Laura Jean, John and Larissa, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I will miss Greg’s happy smile and kind words he always had to share. I will miss him in our neighborhood. Love, Jill

  17. Susan Barry Hewitt says:

    To Dawn and all the family of Greg,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    I hope in time your happy memories of time spent will help you through this difficult time. Rest in Peace Greg.

  18. Maureen Boggiatto says:

    I am so sorry for your loss , My thoughts and prayers are with you all .

  19. Maureen Boggiatto says:

    So sorry to hear of Greg’s passing . My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time .

  20. Bill Lemos says:

    Paul and to all your family. So sorry to hear about your loss

    Bill and Ginny Lemos

  21. James Hadfield says:

    My sincere condolences to the Lyman Family.
    Remembering Greg and the great friendship and times we had as young teenagers.
    Rest in Peace my old friend.

  22. Chuck Otis says:

    Chris and family
    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Chuck and Leann Otis

  23. Sheryl Hurley (Mac Quarrie) says:

    So sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. My prayers are with the entire Lyman family. Greg was always a nice and kind person growing up.

  24. Deb Murphy Holden says:

    So very sorry to hear this! May you rest easy, my friend. My heart is with his family. Such a huge loss

  25. Joe Bradley says:

    I was shocked to hear that Greg had left us.We had many good times and laughs,you will be missed my friend Godspeed r.i.p.

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