Greg James Sharrigan, 67, of Maynard, passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Carol Anne (Bianchi) Sharrigan.
Greg was born on September 6, 1953 in Newton to the late John and Theresa (Collins) Sharrigan. Raised and educated in Watertown, graduating from Watertown High School class of 1971. Greg and Carol married on May 20, 1977 and settled in Maynard in 1978 to raise their family.
Greg worked as an electrician for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 40 years, retiring in 2011. It was important for him to stay busy - from working as a handyman for his friends, family - really anyone who needed him; teaching 3rd-graders how to ski for five seasons at Nashoba Valley; to helping his friend Dave Hunter with his new business Dyhydromatics.
Greg was a friendly outgoing person who loved children and always made time to help others. He loved hosting family and friends for neighborhood New Year's Eve parties and other occasions. Greg enjoyed the outdoors, especially hiking and camping. He was active in Boy Scout Troop 130 with his two sons for many years.
Greg had a passion for speed. From a young age, he enjoyed watching and participating in car racing and riding his motorcycle. He was a member of The St. Moritz Tobogganing Club since 1998, and made yearly trips there to participate in the sport and reconnect with friends.
Along with his wife, Carol, he is survived by his sons, Ethan D. Sharrigan and wife Kelsey of Seattle, Jason W. Sharrigan of Arlington; sister, Eve Hamlin and her husband Sam of Ipswich; and many nieces and nephews. The family is expecting their first grandchild.
We invite you to memorialize and celebrate the full and colorful life of Greg Sharrigan. Let us remember the giving person he was and the unique life he led, not from a place of sadness but from joyousness as he would have wanted. The event will be held outdoors at the Maynard Rod & Gun Club on Friday, September 10, at 3 p.m., with remarks at 4:30. Come as you are - casually dressed and fully vaccinated - ready to enjoy catered food, drinks, and music with Greg's friends and family. Bring a hard copy of your favorite photo (or photos!) of Greg to add to our photo montage. Unfortunately, we lost most of our photos due to the fire, but we'd love for you to share yours with us. Please send digital images to email@example.com.
Donations in his memory may be made to MA ASPCA 350 S Huntington Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 or Greater Boston Food Bank 70 S Bay Ave, Boston, MA 02118