Gregory Daniel ‘Greg’ Packish, 47, died unexpectedly on Monday, Oct 1, 2018 at his home in Edgartown.
Greg was born in Oak Bluffs and grew up in Edgartown graduating from MVRHS. After high school Greg enlisted in the Marine Corp serving in Desert Storm. Always proud to be a Marine. Semper Fi.
Greg was an island icon. If you had the privilege to meet Greg you never forgot him. Greg was an avid outdoors man. He loved hunting, fishing, and all adventures and mostly telling the tall tales of them all.
Greg will be remembered as a daredevil with the biggest heart only surpassed by that smile that always lit up the room. He was a fierce friend, by your side no matter what. Family always came first and he kept everyone close.
Greg always enjoyed entertaining and cooking for everyone. He fed many armies over the years with his charm and culinary skills at all hours of the day and night.
Greg is survived by his mother, Noreen Bettencourt; his son, Steven Packish; aunts and uncles, Mike and Maria Bettencourt, Bruce Bettencourt, Susan Bettencourt, Mardell Francis, Theresa Baptiste, Emmy Frank, Grace Rogers and George Packish. His Bettencourt cousins, Catherine, Susan, Paul, Mark, Michael, Eric, Matt, Elizabeth, Kellie, Dan, Tim and Greg. Also by many cousins on the Packish side of the family.
Greg is predeceased by his father, Richard Francis Packish, his uncles Peter Bettencourt, Daniel Bettencourt and John Bettencourt and an aunt, Mary Bettencourt
A memorial funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth’s Church, Main St., in Edgartown on Sat., Oct. 13 at 11:00am and burial will follow in the New Westside Cemetery, Robinsons Road, Edgartown.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or alz.org.