Anthony J. Gressak

Born: Thu., Aug. 22, 1940
Died: Wed., May 23, 2018


9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Sat., Jun. 02, 2018
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jun. 02, 2018
Location: St. Denis Church

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Douglas- Anthony J. “Tony” Gressak, 77, of Wallis St., passed away peacefully on Wed. May 23, 2018 at Milford Regional Medical Center after an illness. His wife of 57 years Betty Jean (Therrien) Gressak was by his side.
     Besides his wife he is survived by 2 brothers Stephen C. Gressak and his wife Judy of Douglas, and Daniel J. Gressak and his wife Sandra of Bristol, CT; 2 sisters Catherine C. Makowski of Uxbridge and Rosanna B. Greene and Al Senecal; many nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces; and good friends. Born in Douglas, MA on Aug. 22, 1940 he was the son of Stephen P. and Catherine M. (Laincz) Gressak and lived here all his life.
     Mr. Gressak worked as a manager for the Town of Douglas Water and Waster Water Dept. 11 years, retiring in 2002. Previously he worked in the maintenance dept. for Baystate Abrasives in Westborough 24 years and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford CT several years. He was a graduate of Douglas Memorial High School, Class of 1958 where he played baseball and basketball. He continued with baseball playing in the original American Legion League. He served in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam era.
     Tony was an avid golfer, and enjoyed playing numerous courses and tournaments with his friends. He enjoyed walking, maintaining his yard, and gardening. He also followed the local sports teams, particularly the Boston Red Sox and NE Patriots. He was a lifelong member of St. Denis Church where he served as a collector.
     His Memorial Funeral Mass will be held Sat. June 2 at 11 am in St. Denis Church, 23 Manchaug St. Cremation burial in St. Denis Cemetery will follow. Calling hours at Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St. are Sat. June 2, from 9 to 10:30 am. Memorial donation may be made to the Douglas Ambulance Fund Box   Douglas, MA 01516 or to the Dana Farber Cancer Center, 20 Prospect St., Milford MA 01757. To leave a condolence message for the family, please visit:

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Connie Roche
   Posted Fri May 25, 2018
Dear Betty Jean...In spite of the many years passed since I have seen you...St. VIncent Med Ed. Dept.....I did note your husband's passing and wanted to express how sorry I am at this very sad time of your life.
I often times think of people I have known during my working career and your name pops up as I scan my memory. I hope my condolence has brought you some happiness.
Connie Roche.....Aunt Louise's niece.

Dave Prince
   Posted Fri May 25, 2018
Dear Betty and the entire Gressak Family,

I was so sorry to hear of Tony's passing. He and I grew up together in the old "hood", playing endless games of Monopoly in our grammar school years on rainy days. We were on the same Little League team from its inception until we were in our teens. Tony was always fun to be around and I'm sure he will be missed by all who knew him.

Please accept out heartfelt condolences. We hope your grief is tempered by your fond memories of Tony.

Yours in sympathy,
Dave and Alice Prince

Paul Tamosunas
   Posted Sat May 26, 2018
Dear Betty Jean.after all these years I have many fond memories of good days we shared , the kids table at Christmas and fun at the lake camp are a few that help support and bolster my days.Your memories will do so also! May GOD shine his light on you and yours and bring Pace and comfort in this hour of sorrow.With Sympathy Paul Tamosunas

   Posted Sun May 27, 2018
Betty Jean -
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Tony. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We shared many memories through the years. I never knew until reading his birthday was August 22 and shares the same birthday as our John Henry. We will remember Tony on this day always!
Much love,
Robert, Rosemary, Sherry and John Henry

Beverly Kozlowski
   Posted Sun May 27, 2018
Dear Betty Jean
I am very sorry to hear of Tony's passing. It will be a void in your life but try
to surround yourself with all the 57 years of marriage you had together.
I remember the good times we had together when we were first married.
Sympathy to you and the Gressak family,
Beverly Kozlowski

Jim Prybyla
   Posted Tue May 29, 2018
Betty Jean,

I was very saddened to get your phone call the other day about Tony's passing. I'm sure that I have the same fond memories that many people also have - summer days at the lake, seeing him go golfing with Uncle Jerry, etc. I'm not sure I can ever recall a time that I didn't see a smile on Tony's face, or see him help one of us younger kids. He was a great guy, he will be missed, and I am so very sorry for your loss.

Joan and Kevin McGauley
   Posted Wed May 30, 2018
We will always remember Tony as our neighbor. We remember trying to keep up with his attention to detail in the yard...keeping such a neat place...washing his car weekly...the little flower garden ...but,mostly we will remember his quick wit and friendly smile...and sense of humor. 57 years has so many memories for you to cherish....Joan and Kevin

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