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Peter E. Gregelevich, Sr.
January 5, 1943 ~ August 17, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Peter E. Gregelevich, Sr., of Cranston, passed away peacefully with his wife and family at his side Thursday, August 17, 2023 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Sheila (Pace) Gregelevich. They were married for 28 years.
Born Jan. 5, 1943, in Providence, he was a son of the late John and Veronica (Genaitis) Gregelevich.
Peter was a veteran of the United States Army and served in Vietnam from 1962-1965. He worked as a chef for several restaurants before being employed at BIF Industries, a unit of General Signals, in West Warwick. He then went on to work for Electric Boat, Quonset Point Facility and finished his career with Cataldo Associates Civil Engineering.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Jeannette (Costa) Gregelevich and leaves their sons, Richard Gregelevich and Peter Gregelevich, Jr.
He was the brother of the late Dorothy DeFedele and Allan Gregelevich. He leaves behind his sisters-in-law Lori (Pace) Charron and her husband Don, Lisa (Pace) Saritelli and her husband Steven, his nephews Donald Charron Jr., Steven M. Saritelli Jr. and Michael C. Saritelli, his cousin Winifred Antos, his niece Lynn Duffy (Gregelevich) and many other family members and friends.
Peter loved classic cars, dancing and listening to the “oldies”. He enjoyed the History Channel, specifically Ancient Aliens and tried to convince us all that “aliens” do exist. He liked tinkering and fixing things, and we dubbed him our “MacGyver” aka “PeGyver”.
A special thank you to Peter’s oncologist, Dr. Christopher Azzoli and his team, also to Angela Butler COPD Advocate, and to the doctors and nurses at Rhode Island Hospital. We are grateful for your support, compassion and love shown to Peter during his time of need.
Peter will always hold a special place in our hearts. We will miss his stories and especially his laughter. We loved him very much.
Relatives and friends are invited to visitation on Tuesday morning, Aug. 22, from 9am until 10:30am in the “WOODLAWN” Funeral Home, 600 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, where a funeral service will take place at 10:30am. Burial with military honors will follow at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery.
Please share memories and condolences at www.WoodlawnGattone.com