Involved with Special Olympics

Published in the July 28, 2016 edition

NORTH READING — Gary Giangrande of North Reading passed away on July 24.

Gary was the son of the late Arthur and Mary Giangrande. He was the brother of Louis Giangrande and his wife Judith of North Reading and David and his wife Karen of Andover. Gary is also survived by many loving nieces, nephew and extended family.

Gary’s funeral will be held from the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St., North Reading, on Friday, July 29 at 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Theresa Church, 63 Winter St.(Rte. 62), North Reading at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery, North Reading.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gary’s name to EMARC, 26 Princess St., Wakefield MA 01880. Gary was involved for years with the Special Olympics, Camp Fatima, ALC trips, activities, events and enjoyed swimming at Phillip’s Academy. For directions or to sign an online condolence, visit