Douglas J. Ross

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Douglas J. Ross

January 06, 1947 - December 31, 2018

Douglas J. Ross Gloucester - Douglas J. Ross, of Gloucester, passed away on December 31, 2018. Douglas was born on January 6, 1947, beloved son of the late Donald J. and Emily Ross.
Douglas leaves behind his son Brian Trevor Ross; his former wife Judith Ross Chandler; dear friends Mary Ann & Bob Koller, Gerard Donovan; and many additional friends and family.
Doug was a graduate of Gloucester High School with the Class of 1965 and attended U Mass. In his younger years he was a competitive diver in college and excellent skier. Later in life Doug earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Salem State College while working full time. He worked as an Industrial Engineer for several local companies including LePages and O’Donnell-Usen. He also earned his Real Estate License and sold homes locally.
Doug could be seen walking his dog “Lacey” all over Rocky Neck. He also took great pride in renovating his family home. During his retirement, Doug traveled extensively and especially took great joy in taking a Caribbean Cruise with his son Brian.
Doug was a member of the Rocky Neck Art Association and was also a member of the Gloucester Lodge of Elks.
His graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 5, at 10:30 a.m. in Calvary Cemetery. Extended family and friends are cordially invited to attend.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Rocky Neck Art Colony, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.
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Published on January 3, 2019
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Gloria Jameson
Jan 16, 2019
Doug was a special person, being adopted by the late Don and Emily Ross, when they were living in Europe. His brother, Dan, also adopted by the Rosses, died some time ago. My husband and I visited with him each time we visited Gloucester. I will miss him.
Ellen Borneman
Jan 08, 2019
My deepest sympathies. I worked with Doug many years ago and we stayed good friends. The best lunch dates were the ones near the water in Rocky Neck. I spoke to Doug before Christmas and he told me he was in the hospital. He said he would call me when he was home and that we would get together for his birthday lunch. I did not hear from him and became worried. I was heartbroken to hear of his passing. I feel very fortunate to have known such a kind and intelligent man. I wish I had known of the arrangements to share stories with his family and friends. I will miss him so much. Happy Birthday in heaven, my friend.
quimby osier
Jan 07, 2019
very sad to learn of Dougs passing.we grew up togeather on the "NECK"when there were no fences and we had good fun,Dougie was always smiling and upbeat for the mischief we happen to get into, he was our innocent one, well rest inpeace my old friend,Keep lifting those weights,