Greg Ellis Memorial Fund

$12,525 of $15k goal

Raised by 254 people in 32 months
Tim Gochinski  SUNDERLAND, MA

The world tragically lost a great friend and father today. As you may or may not have known, our friend Greg Ellis lost his life this morning, and with that he left behind an amazing family and most dear to him, his son Anthony. I am setting up this page to help his family with laying Greg to rest and to help with Anthony's future. ALL donations go directly into a fund set up solely for Anthony and Greg's family. I don't know what to say without too much emotion, but even just a few dollars help. Anthony was EVERYTHING to Greg, and my heart is torn to pieces to lose such a great friend and to think about Anthony losing his hero. Please help this family, you know if it was anybody else mixed up in this tragedy, Greg would have done everything he could do. Thank you. You will be missed more than you ever would think brother love ya T.G.
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Update 22
32 months ago

I really want to send a HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed to the show at By The Uprights, and the benefit at Taylors Tavern. you are all great people and have a heart of gold. Its just money but it will benefit Anthony when he is of an age where it will help him get ahead in life. More important we need to live Greg's memory for little man to know his father. What he stood for, why he would give the shirt off his back for a stranger. None the least, we have to live by example. SHOW Anthony by example the actions Greg always lived by and all of us witnessed, and inspired us. Its unfortunate only these circumstances hit home and make it apparent how much of a figure that person was in our life. Ill tell you now though, think about EVERY SINGLE PERSON in you're life and the little things that make them them. And don't ever let it go overlooked. Appreciate every smile, handshake, hug, kiss, word, slap, punch, and most important that moment of eye contact. the only moment you truly connect. Don't ever take one moment for granted. It might be the last chance you ever have to say how much you love an appreciate that person. All of us on this green earth don't know whats going to happen at any given moment. So don't look it over.
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Update 21
32 months ago

Hey everyone, Im sorry I havn't posted anything all week. Just got kind of overwhelmed with the day to day... But I just wanted to remind everyone not to stop sharing. Its all about Anthony at this point, I know money isn't everything but lets give little dude a chance for a bright future. I want to thank all the bands that played last night for the support and using their talents to benefit a good cause. I also want to remind everyone that there is another benefit tonight at Taylors Tavern in Greenfield. Hosted by the great crew of Home Depot Greenfield, 5:00 P.M.- 7:30 P.M.
thanks guys. Also on Feb. 7th at the voo in turners falls there will be another event. Not sure on time but I will post details as they com.
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Update 20
32 months ago

I'm sorry, but tonight is going to be a quiet one for me.
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Update 19
32 months ago

So I apologize for not updating as frequent. but as life is I got overwhelmed by work, life, kids, paperwork for my own accident...... regardless. John (Gregs dad) asked me yesterday to say a few word on behalf of him. Honestly I tried last night but i wasn't capable to find the right words, so just remember this I was given permission to use my own words on behalf of Gregs dad. After tonight I do fell like i can.... so here I go, John I hope it is the way you want it.....


We are coping as best we can. Hope all of you forgive the fact we haven't been posting to everyone as much as we can. But the sheer volume of love and support makes it almost impossible. If it were up to us we would send every single one of you a personal thank you and a great big hug. Really can't wrap my mind around what circumstance we are in, never mind pull the mental capacity to put into words or letters how grateful and thankful we all are for everything all of you have done to give us support and love in this tragic situation. We are just amazed to see how many lives my son has reached. With being his dad, comes cirtan territory that I know Greg differently. He came to me for advice, or comfort in time of need. I didn't see the happy go lucky GREG. that you all know. the shwill, the truffle shuffle. just greg we all know and truly love.
We all just cant thank you and love you all enough without being sorry. Sorry that we cant respond to every single person in a timely fashion and thank you more than words can ever portray. really we cannot express the sheer volume of reality. The reality our beloved son reached out to ALL of you're lives. thank you. I could not be more proud to be learned by my son on the value of love. god bless you all. and don't forget not one comment or memory goes overlooked. I will make a formal post for all of you to see when the time is right. when I know exactly what to say.



so that is my rendition of what john wanted me to say for him. I apologize if I didn't do it to the tee.
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Merlene Gallison
32 months ago

i would like to thank everyone for all the support and all the love you show all of us on my nephew greg ellis.he was amazing man he touch all of us i love you greg and miss you soso much love aunty merlene

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Kimberly Cusack
32 months ago

Our friends at Home Depot are having an event for Greg's family also, at Taylor's tavern. Here is the link. https://m.facebook.com/events/731259933552871

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CJ Hanley
32 months ago

I worked with Greg years ago at Rugg Lumber and I could tell he was a great person and true standup guy. Later I would catch up with him and saw how he become a great father too. God Bless you Greg and I hear that Heaven is a Halfpipe so at least up there you can skate. Peace brother

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Maxine Foster
32 months ago

I did not know you long but working with you was a pleasure. I had just met you beautiful son the day before you left us. I could see what a great and dedicated father you were. I was saddened by the news. R.I.P Greg.

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Collette Tianna
32 months ago

God breaks our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best. And Greg was exactly that. A great friend, father, son, everything. Everything he did he did with dedication and love. I am so sorry you are gone. An to Greg's family, I am a friend. And if there is anything I can do now or in the future please ask. RIP Greg xoxoxo

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Sarah Rogers
32 months ago

i want to thank everyone for the family. every little bit helps. again thank you all.

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Jessica Mcdermott
32 months ago

One of my best memories of Greg oh my there are so many i can't pick just one. One thing that will stay with me forever his the way Greg's eyes lit up when ever he talked about Anthony, how he dedicated himself to being the best father he could be for his son and the love he had for everyone in his life. I will miss you greatly Greg rest in peace lost but never forgotten

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Heather Maguire
32 months ago

I have a good memory...I'm one of Anthony's teachers and on New Year's Eve Greg called to ask if there was school the following day. I was talking to him for a minute and the bus showed up and I could hear Anthony greeting his father. Greg didn't hang up yet and I heard them excitedly greeting each other and saying they missed each other all day. Greg told Anthony, "I'm so happy you're home! I thought about you all day. I can't wait to hang out." Greg had no clue I was still on the phone and I imagine they lovingly greeted each other like that each day. When I hung up the phone I turned to my coworkers and told them, "I just heard the best thing ever." It was inspirational to see how much Greg loved Anthony and I'll never forget that.

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Michelle Menees
32 months ago

I worked with Greg. He was such a hard worker and so knowledgeable. He was always so kind to everyone. I'm so sorry to all his friends and family. You will continue to be in my thoughts.

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Lynn Ransom
32 months ago

Deeply saddened. I worked with him for a short while; he was a very gentle and kind- hearted young man

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Susan Dansereau
32 months ago

My heart is broken for this loving dad, and the adoring little son he leaves behind. To the Ellis Family and all Greg's friends, I'm so sorry. He was a good man, a fun daddy and loyal friend.

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David Charles
32 months ago

Rest in pardise greg

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$12,525 of $15k goal

Raised by 254 people in 32 months
Created January 11, 2014
TC
$50
Tim, Joanie and Noah Cohen-Mitchell
24 months ago
$50
Anonymous
30 months ago
$10
Anonymous
32 months ago
BB
$815
BTU Benefit
32 months ago

Saturday night at BTU in Turners Falls there was a benefit held to raise money for support of the Ellis Family in Greg's honor. The amount of support was incredible and the show raised $815.00. It was a great showing of community and a huge thank you to everyone that came out to make the event a huge success. Thank you to all the bands that played, thank you to BTU for promoting the event, and thank you to everyone involved for helping raise money for Greg's son Anthony. Thank you.

JL
$50
Jeff Lapointe
32 months ago
TF
$25
Tim Allen and family
32 months ago
$50
Anonymous
32 months ago
JT
$25
jason&laura turner
32 months ago

I worked with Greg at Rugg Lumber. He was a great guy, we had some good laughs.

JD
$60
Jo-Ann Demers
32 months ago

Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Janice Sargent, Jo-Ann (Sargent) Demers, Kyle Demers

FA
$20
Fred Ackermann
32 months ago
Merlene Gallison
32 months ago

i would like to thank everyone for all the support and all the love you show all of us on my nephew greg ellis.he was amazing man he touch all of us i love you greg and miss you soso much love aunty merlene

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Kimberly Cusack
32 months ago

Our friends at Home Depot are having an event for Greg's family also, at Taylor's tavern. Here is the link. https://m.facebook.com/events/731259933552871

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CJ Hanley
32 months ago

I worked with Greg years ago at Rugg Lumber and I could tell he was a great person and true standup guy. Later I would catch up with him and saw how he become a great father too. God Bless you Greg and I hear that Heaven is a Halfpipe so at least up there you can skate. Peace brother

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Maxine Foster
32 months ago

I did not know you long but working with you was a pleasure. I had just met you beautiful son the day before you left us. I could see what a great and dedicated father you were. I was saddened by the news. R.I.P Greg.

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Collette Tianna
32 months ago

God breaks our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best. And Greg was exactly that. A great friend, father, son, everything. Everything he did he did with dedication and love. I am so sorry you are gone. An to Greg's family, I am a friend. And if there is anything I can do now or in the future please ask. RIP Greg xoxoxo

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Sarah Rogers
32 months ago

i want to thank everyone for the family. every little bit helps. again thank you all.

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Jessica Mcdermott
32 months ago

One of my best memories of Greg oh my there are so many i can't pick just one. One thing that will stay with me forever his the way Greg's eyes lit up when ever he talked about Anthony, how he dedicated himself to being the best father he could be for his son and the love he had for everyone in his life. I will miss you greatly Greg rest in peace lost but never forgotten

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Heather Maguire
32 months ago

I have a good memory...I'm one of Anthony's teachers and on New Year's Eve Greg called to ask if there was school the following day. I was talking to him for a minute and the bus showed up and I could hear Anthony greeting his father. Greg didn't hang up yet and I heard them excitedly greeting each other and saying they missed each other all day. Greg told Anthony, "I'm so happy you're home! I thought about you all day. I can't wait to hang out." Greg had no clue I was still on the phone and I imagine they lovingly greeted each other like that each day. When I hung up the phone I turned to my coworkers and told them, "I just heard the best thing ever." It was inspirational to see how much Greg loved Anthony and I'll never forget that.

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Michelle Menees
32 months ago

I worked with Greg. He was such a hard worker and so knowledgeable. He was always so kind to everyone. I'm so sorry to all his friends and family. You will continue to be in my thoughts.

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Lynn Ransom
32 months ago

Deeply saddened. I worked with him for a short while; he was a very gentle and kind- hearted young man

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Susan Dansereau
32 months ago

My heart is broken for this loving dad, and the adoring little son he leaves behind. To the Ellis Family and all Greg's friends, I'm so sorry. He was a good man, a fun daddy and loyal friend.

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David Charles
32 months ago

Rest in pardise greg

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