GREGORY-LAMONTAGNE-Obituary

GREGORY A. LAMONTAGNE

Woburn, Massachusetts

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LAMONTAGNE, Gregory A. Of Woburn, March 5th at fifty-six years of age. Beloved husband of Joanna Gonsalves. Cherished son of Joseph H. and Barbara (O'Rourke) Lamontagne of Montreal. Devoted father of Rebecca and Reneé Gonsalves-Lamontagne of Woburn. Dear brother of Christopher Lamontagne, his...

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I had Greg as a student during my first year of teaching at McGill (1984-1985). He was in my first Syntax 1 class in the Fall and in my first Syntax 2 class in the Winter. I am now in my last semester of teaching (giving Syntax 2) and I still remember Greg fondly, In fact I had just mentioned him in my class as an example of how good a linguist one can be while still being an undergraduate. In Syntax 2, Greg and I started a discussion that lasted several years and ended up producing five...

I worked with Greg when he was at CCRI and I was at Rhode Island College. He was a gentleman and a scholar, with a good sense of humor and a friendliness that's hard to find. My sympathies to his family; I am sorry for your loss.

I met Greg when we were students at McGill University, but we became friends when we were both graduate students in the Linguistics program at U. Mass. Greg affected me in many ways. He was a great friend, willing to discuss linguistics and most anything else, and had a great sense of humor. We worked together on a paper and it was marvelous to watch Greg think.
He had a profound understanding of linguistics and many other topics as well. Beyond being a friend, he was an inspiration in...

Greg and I graduated the same year from McGill as undergrads, him going to the University of Massachussetts to do phonology and me to the University of Maryland to do syntax. Greg was a great linguist who had a deep love for poetry. After a few years of the itinerant linguist gig he decided to switch to a career in community college administration, something which brought him closer to students from diverse backgrounds, which I think he really related to a lot. We lost touch over the past few...

Greg was a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I remember how lively he was, and how long his generals paper was! It was a great pleasure to see him and Joanna again at a reception a few years ago when our department moved to a new building.

-Lyn Frazier, Professor of Linguistics

Although Chris had let us know when Greg had been hospitalized, it still came as an incredible shock to learn Greg had passed away. I had not seen Greg since we were kids, but Chris and I do exchange family updates whenever we get together. While Shirley and I are unable to attend the services, please accept my most sincere condolences to all the family during this time of tremendous sorrow. I know Greg was a special person to all people who knew him.

We were so sorry to hear of your loss.We will keep you in our prayers may God be with your family at this time of grief.I will always remember our trip from California.

Joanna, Aunt Barbara, Uncle Harvey and Chris, I am so sorry to hear about Greg, my deepest sympathies. I will always remember when Greg and I would stay up half the night watching MTV music videos when I came to visit in the summers. Love Shannon519-982-1329

I am so saddened to hear of this loss. I worked with Greg at the Community College of Rhode Island and so much enjoyed his intelligence, his wit, and his never ending enthusiasm. He will be so missed.