Gregory Angelini
1946 - 2020
BORN
June 24, 1946
DIED
November 28, 2020
Gregory J. Angelini

LEOMINSTER - Gregory J. Angelini, a widely respected Leominster attorney, died peacefully on November 28. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Donatelli) Angelini, to whom he was married for 51 years.

Born in Leominster on June 24, 1946, he was the son of Domenic and Emily Angelini. He was a graduate of Notre Dame High School, Wesleyan University and Cornell Law School, where he was a gifted athlete and student.

After law school, he returned to Massachusetts as an attorney for State Mutual Life Assurance Company, now Hanover insurance Company, but left that position to join former Judge Richard Comerford in his law practice in Leominster. Shortly thereafter, he established his own firm, where he worked until his retirement earlier this year. For many of those years he practiced law by himself, aided by a large staff of paralegals and other assistants, but from time to time he also employed and mentored many young lawyers, all of whom, with his encouragement, moved on to successful careers in the law. The breadth of his law practice was extraordinary. He was a skilled trial lawyer and particularly loved the challenge of representing clients in court in both civil and criminal matters. He was the legal advisor to many businesses in the Fitchburg and Leominster area, was skilled as a labor lawyer, representing several cities and towns and School Committees, and was an expert in estate planning and probate law, contract law, family law and municipal law. For many years, he served as Town Counsel for the Town of Boylston. His clients were as varied as his practice.

He was a proud and active member of the North Worcester County Bar Association and also of the Worcester County Bar Association, which he served as a member of its Executive Committee for several years. He was a long-time trustee of the Worcester County Law Library Trust. Among his greatest pleasures were his relationships with other lawyers, with whom he had a well-earned reputation for friendship and collegiality. He was consistently happy in his work and in his ability to resolve, by force of his character and ethic and with the respect held for him by other lawyers, even the most contentious of disputes. He was a model of professionalism.

He and Pat were high school sweethearts and were inseparable. She and their two daughters and their grandchildren were the loves of Greg's life. His many friends included countless classmates of his daughters Emily and Laura. He followed his children to wherever their schooling took them, accumulating a large collection of paraphernalia and an expanded family from Cushing and Deerfield Academies, Syracuse University, Boston College and Boston College Law School. As the saying goes, he "never missed a game." He was an extraordinary father and husband and particularly enjoyed time with his family skiing at Okemo and summering in West Harwich.

Greg will be remembered as an uncommonly good, honest, generous and friendly person and for his ready and broad smile. His ambition never intruded on his concern for others.

He was a supporter and Board member of numerous civic organizations and social service agencies in Leominster and Fitchburg and for many years was a member of the Oak Hill Country Club.

He is survived by his wife, his two daughters, Emily Mitchell and her husband David of Singapore and Laura Angelini Heller and her husband Jake Heller of Hingham, his four grandchildren, Ella and Brooks Mitchell and Johnny and Anna Heller, his brother, Michael P. Angelini of Worcester, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute by general donation to the Pan-Mass Challenge. https://donate.pmc.org/ www.richardsonfuneralhome.net

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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2020.
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To the Angelini family ... Sincere condolences from the Largey family of Leominster. Greg was good to us all throughout the years.
Linda C Largey
December 12, 2020
Lisa Digeronimo
December 9, 2020
Our condolences to Mrs. Angelini, Emily & Family and Laura & Family. He was such a wonderful man and loved being with his family. We have such great memories of him at the Cape. He will be missed by everyone!
The Olbrys Family
Friend
December 6, 2020
Everyone in college remembers Greg as a thoroughly good guy who always had a smile on his face.
Lloyd Buzzell
Classmate
December 5, 2020
Greg was an amazing man. Our condolences to the entire family. We had the pleasure of working with Greg on many occasions. He will be missed by many, that had the pleasure of knowing him.

Keith & Phyllis Cheeseman
Acquaintance
December 5, 2020
almost 43 years ago greg was my divorce lawyer . he went with me and was so nice about it i had been paying him weekly . when we were done we came out of court amd i was crying he asked me why . i told him i had just found out i was pregnant . he rolled his eyes and said how much more do you owe me . i told him and he said keep it . you will need it . he was a good man .
susan gariepy
Acquaintance
December 4, 2020
My name is Celina, I am the lady who helped him clean his cabanas at the Belmont. I will miss him smiling telling me what to do and asking me what product I need, and at the and of my work he always thanked me and tells me what beautiful job I did. My sincere condolences for his wife and his family..
Celina Furtado
Coworker
December 3, 2020
Dear Pat and family,
Just received word today of Greg’s passing. My heart was filled with sadness. His kindness to my husband and to me will forever be remembered. Thoughts and prayers are with you Pat. “Grief is the price we must pay for love”.
Affectionately,
Maureen Mason (wife of Fr. Keith Mason)
Maureen Mason
Friend
December 2, 2020
Dear Pat and family,
Just received word today of Greg’s passing. My heart was filled with sadness. His kindness to my husband and to me will forever be remembered. Thoughts and prayers are with you, Pat. “Grief is the price we must pay for Love”.
Affectionately,
Maureen Mason (wife of Fr. Keith Mason)
Maureen Mason
Friend
December 2, 2020
Dear Pat and family,
Just received word today of Greg’s passing...my heart was filled with sadness. His kindness to my husband and to me will forever be remembered. Thoughts and prayers are with you, Pat. “Grief is the price we must pay for love”.
Affectionately, Maureen Mason (wife of Fr. Keith Mason)
Maureen Mason
Friend
December 2, 2020
Dear Pat and family,
Just received word today of Greg’s passing...my heart was filled with sadness. His kindness to my husband and to me will forever be remembered. Thoughts and prayers are with you, Pat. “Grief is the price we must pay for love”.
Affectionately, Maureen Mason (wife of Fr. Keith Mason)
Maureen Mason
Friend
December 2, 2020
Dear Pat & daughters, John and I enjoyed our times at JCD and thereafter. Thank you for the many lunches Kristian spent with your family at Okemo. Greg will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He always had a kind word and a sincere conversation when you were lucky enough to meet him in the community.
Anne Hedstrom
Acquaintance
December 2, 2020
Pat, Family and Michael.....
I only heard today of Greg's passing. Condolences to all...He was still so so young.....I have a few images in my mind of Greg...one was when he was a teenager standing outside the front door on the house on Maple Ave playing and teasing my sister Lisa and playing with his dog... Greg was always having fun and teasing you....another is at Grandma Angelini's house when Aunt Esther worked so hard to clean the glass doors in the house, and Greg would come to visit and put his prints all over the glass and tease Esther forever!!...He was a teaser and loved to have fun and enjoy life!!..More importantly, he and Michael were my Dad's loves....he loved those boys to the nth degree...they were so special to him and in turn he and his brother were so wonderful to my dad throughout his life... I will never forget that. Since Greg lived in town, my dad would always stop by to talk with him....He always called my dad and never forgot about him... he and Michael both...
Remember his smile and his ability to make you laugh and have fun in life...true memories to cherish

Fondly
Diane Angelini
David DeStefano
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Diane Angelini
Family
December 2, 2020
Greg was a friend of my late brother, Paul, when they were students at Notre Dame High. Paul had a high opinion of him, and it's really quite amazing all that Greg accomplished in his lifetime. He leaves a legacy of service and respect in Leominster. Today we plan to say the Rosary for Greg, and his family. May the Blessed Mother, Notre Dame, guide him safely home to the Kingdom of eternal joy and peace, and may the Lord comfort and bless Greg's family and all who love him. God's love and peace, Steve & MarySandra Foster, Friendswood, Texas
Steve & MarySandra Foster
Friend
December 2, 2020
Atty. Angelini was such a lovely man, a true gentleman. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. I will keep his family in my prayers.
Lisa Lehtonen
December 2, 2020
Dear Pat and family,
We are heartbroken for your family. Greg was a genuine friend to Barry throughout the years...always there for three generations. His charming personality will be our favorite memory.
Love, the family of Barry And Nancy Gagnon
Nancy Gagnon
Friend
December 1, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Patty, Emily, Laura and family.
Greg was a gentleman. Always a smile, always cordial, hard working and honest. May he rest in peace.
Sincerely,
Joan Mullahy
Joan Mullahy
Friend
December 1, 2020
My sincerest heartfelt condolences to Pat. Emily, Laura and the entire family. Greg will be missed. Fantastic litigator. Charismatic and a great friend!
Elizabeth Carbone
Friend
December 1, 2020
My family knew Greg as a neighbor and a friend on Cape Cod. As kids, my brother and I enjoyed playing Wiffle ball with him on many summer afternoons and evenings. Over the years, we always looked forward to seeing him and catching up. I can’t think of someone more pleasant to talk to.

Before my first court appearance as an aspiring lawyer, he gave me advice which I will never forget: “Say good morning to everyone in the courtroom.”

My family is saddened by his passing, but we are lucky to have known him. Our thoughts are with the Angelini family.
Jesse Feldstein
Friend
December 1, 2020
Stephen Angelini
December 1, 2020
I first met Greg decades ago at the Leominster District Court, after he had recently opened his own law office and was a client's earnest defense attorney and I was testifying as a rookie police officer; then later sat across a negotiation table from him as a novice union president while he was the city's diligent labor lawyer.
Early in our careers something I learned about Greg was how prepared and persistent he always was and that it was nearly impossible to wear him down; however, what I also learned from him was how a narrow-minded view of your own personal truth more often than not had unintended consequences and whenever possible it was better to try to eventually meet one another at least halfway, rather than simply walkaway in frustration or anger.
Over the years, we usually met in opposition while representing a client and or promoting a cause in places across the Commonwealth and Greg was always very humble in victory and a consummate professional in defeat, which truly seemed few and far between.
Regardless of the occasion, it was also always a bona fide pleasure to have a brief word and good laugh with Greg outside the workplace: often at about closing time inside the former Gondola Restaurant. Over many years, the occasional meeting became a too infrequent phone call to ask for advice or have a brief word - and a good laugh.
Kindly accept my heartfelt condolences, Pat, and the sincere sympathy of my family to all of your family for your loss.
Skip Bourque
Acquaintance
December 1, 2020
My deepest condolences to you Pat for the loss of your husband. Thinking of you.
Carla Turbide
Friend
December 1, 2020
One GREAT MAN just to know HIM WAS @ HONOR!! R.I.P. MY FRIEND.
Carl gentile local 170 worcester mass
Friend
December 1, 2020
My condolences to the Angelini family. Leominster lost one of its finest citizen and outstanding lawyer. May he Rest In Peace. God bless Greg and his family
Judge Luis G.Perez
Friend
December 1, 2020
Patti, I was truly sorry to hear of your loss. You and Greg were the perfect couple. So many memories of old school days popped into my mind all night. Greg was one of my first friends when I moved to Leominster. His family were friends with my family in those early years and we have always had such respect for the Angelini’s. Our hears are broken.
Sandra Fratoni Kartanos
Friend
December 1, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Bill & Ellen Campagna
Friend
December 1, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Greg was a wonderful person. I looked forward to our chats in the law library and truly appreciated all of his support through the years. He was one of the best and will be missed.
Suzanne
Friend
December 1, 2020
Hon. Dennis Brennan extends his condolences to the family in this time of loss. Greg was a fine lawyer and a great human being. May he rest in the arms of the Lord.
Hon. Dennis Brennan
Acquaintance
December 1, 2020
I have known Greg for many years. He was always a kind and generous man. A friend, a neighbor and an occasional confidant. We were both involved in Massachusetts Town Government even though in different Towns. Over the years we shared many stories. In the late 1980’s I was Chairman of the Board of Selectmen in Sharon, MA and was in my final year on the Board of Trustees in our Condo Complex...I asked Greg to run for the Board to take my place....he did and was elected. Greg certainly will be sorely missed as a well respected man of integrity...to his beautiful family I say “May his memory be a blessing to all and may he Rest In Peace “
Norman Katz
Friend
December 1, 2020
To the entire Angelini family;

I am very sorry to hear of Greg's passing. Greg was such a classy, super friendly and highly respected man. I had the pleasure of knowing him for 25+ years and he always treated me like a family member. Always a smile on his face too. I am truly sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed.


Robert J. Quirk
(Ret.) Leominster Police
1995-2017
Robert
Friend
December 1, 2020
Mike and Family I am very sorry for the loss of your brother I will remember him in my thoughts and prayers. Butch Gordon.
Butch Gordon
Friend
December 1, 2020
Lisa Capone-Condon
November 30, 2020
Greg and Pat’s smiling embrace when crossing paths at OHCC was always heart warming and so sincere. His professional services as a labor lawyer brought calm to any challenging situation. The consummate gentleman.
Gregory Moran
Acquaintance
November 30, 2020