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Gregory "Señor" Semplice

April 29, 1951 ~ August 27, 2020 (age 69)


Gregory “Señor” P. Semplice, 69, husband of Melanie (Bobinski) Semplice, unexpectedly passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020, with his loving son Matt by his side. He was born in Bristol on April 29, 1951. Greg was a lifelong Bristol resident, graduating BEHS class of 1969. He also attended CCSU for both his BS in Spanish and History, and his MS in Educational Technology. At CCSU he was a proud member of Delta Kappa Chi. He was a parishioner, lector, and Eucharist minister at St. Gregory the Great Church. Greg came to teaching late. However, he found his true calling in life in 2001 at St. Joseph High School in Trumbull, CT. There, everyone knew him as “Señor”, class advisor, student council advisor, mentor, and so much more. In addition to his beloved wife, Greg is survived by a son: Matthew Semplice and his girlfriend Kate Lyga of Bristol; his two daughters: Meredith R. Semplice and Rachael M. Semplice and her boyfriend Greg Corbu; and his two granddogs: Stella and Louis B. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Gregory the Great Church, 235 Maltby Street, Bristol. Burial will be private. Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave, Bristol is honored to serve the Semplice family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Magdalen School, 140 Buckingham Street, Oakville, CT 06779 or St. Gregory the Great Church, 235 Maltby Street, Bristol, CT, 06010. Please visit Gregory's memorial web-site at


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