Dr. Kenneth W. “Kit”
Gregg, 75, of South Hamilton died in the evening
of Monday, August 11, 2014 in the Brigham and
Women’s Hospital, Boston.
He was born in
Cambridge on November 28, 1938, son of late Ward
Irving Gregg and Edith E. (Webster) Gregg
formerly of Milton. He was the great, great,
grandson of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Kit was the
youngest of three brothers. He attended Shady
Hill School, Milton Academy and went on to
attend Harvard University, graduating in 1961
and Tufts Medical School, graduating in 1965.
The following five years were spent as an intern
and resident to become an Orthopedic surgeon.
He married Judy F.
Hanning, formerly of
England in Woodstock VT on May 25, 1968. He met
her as they worked together at the Mary
Hitchcock Hospital in
entered the Army as a Major spending the first
year at the Walson Army Hospital in New Jersey
and the second year he served in the US Army’s
95th Evacuation Hospital in South Viet Nam for
which he was awarded a Bronze star.
In 1972 he and his
wife moved to Hamilton with their two children,
James and Jill, to practice Orthopedic Surgery
at Beverly Hospital from which he retired in
Kit enjoyed traveling,
singing, and spending time with family and
friends. He was a face many knew throughout the
community. Kit volunteered with Health
Volunteers Overseas which he provided surgical
services in Umtata in the Transkei, South
Africa. He was an enthusiastic member of the
North Shore Chorus and was a tremendous athlete.
He loved to ski, row, hike, sail and ride his
bicycle and motorcycle. While attending Harvard
the 1959 Grand
Challenge Cup in Henley, England. One of his
favorite hobbies was to design and race
free-sailing model boats.
In addition to his
wife Judy of forty-six years, his son James W.
Gregg and his wife Jennifer of Port Clyde, ME
and daughter Gillian Morris and her husband Jeff
of Newburyport, he is survived by four
grandchildren, Hunter, Olga and Tatiana Gregg
all of Port Clyde, ME, Lyndsay Morris of
Newburyport and a brother, Thomas F. Gregg of
Falmouth. He was the brother of the late Roger
L. Gregg formerly of Milton.
A Memorial Funeral
Service will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, 23th of
August in First Congregational Church of
Hamilton, 624 Bay Road, Hamilton.
All are respectfully welcomed. A remembrance
gathering will follow in the church.
In lieu of flowers
memorial contributions in his name may be made
to Doctors Without Borders at
Health Volunteers Overseas, 1900 L Street,
NW. STE 310, Washington. DC 20036, The
Nature Conservancy, 4245, North Fairfax
Drive, STE 100, Arlington, VA. 22203, Essex
Country Trail Association, Box 358,
Hamilton, MA. 01936, Essex County Greenbelt,
82, Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929, VNA Care
Network & Hospice, 5 Federal Street,
Danvers, MA 01923,
Buzzards Bay Coalition, Cape Office, 21
Luscombe Ave, Woods Hole, MA 02543, or
Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801
Eighteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20006.
Arrangements are under
the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral
Home of Ipswich.