Gregory Morace Lamb of Holliston, Massachusetts passed on May 23, 2022.
Greg was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 15, 1950, to Herbert D. and Beryl (Smith) Lamb. He was an honor student at Des Moines East High School and enjoyed taking part in music and drama programs. After high school, Greg attended Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, graduating in 1972 with a BA in History. He continued to treasure and stay in touch with friends from those years.
Greg met his loving wife Nancy Bowen in Boston. They married in 1978 and celebrated 44 happy years this April. Greg was devoted to his family, and he and Nancy shared a love of theatre, music, and history. He and Nancy have been active members of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Natick for over 40 years, Greg serving terms as First Reader and President. He also volunteered at Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association nursing facility.
A writer and editor, Greg’s career at The Christian Science Monitor spanned nearly 50 years. Unfailingly upbeat and with a broad skillset, he was needed just about everywhere at one time or another. His positions included: New England reporter, Arts editor, Special Projects editor, Features editor, Assistant International News editor, People Making a Difference Coordinator, and Editorial writer. Those who knew him best remember both the deep love he displayed for his work and for all humanity, as well as a strong moral compass, never judging but thoughtful. After retiring in 2016, Greg continued working part-time as an editorial writer. A long-time colleague says, “Even in the harshest news event, he could bring out reason and hope. His writing disentangled complex topics. He loved writing about the next adventures in space and the latest progress against climate change. When given the chance, though, he favored writing about sports, not for escape but to find greatness in human achievements. The latter was like his long Monitor career: He pitched all nine innings well.”
A Holliston resident for over 37 years, Greg enjoyed membership in the Holliston Historical Society and loved his daily walks on the Holliston Rail Trail. As a sports fan, he followed the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Iowa Hawkeyes.
Along with Nancy, Greg is survived by brother Randy Lamb and his wife Linda of Lino Lakes, Minnesota, sister Quinna Giebelhaus and her husband Tim of Framingham, brother Brian Lamb and his wife Gayle of Minneapolis, Minnesota, brother-in-law Dana Bowen of Lovell, Maine, and nieces and nephews whom he loved to tease with his endless stream of puns and dad jokes.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 10:30 AM at the Wayside Inn’s Martha-Mary Chapel, 104 Wayside Inn Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776 just off Wayside Inn Road.
Donations in Greg’s memory may be made to:
The Christian Science Monitor Operating Fund
P.O. Box 239103
Boston, MA 02123-9103
Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association
910 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Friends of Holliston Trails, Inc.
PO Box 5986
Holliston, MA 01746