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Gordon P. Sainsbury
March 11, 1934 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Gordon P. Sainsbury, 89, of Belmont & England passed away January 15, 2024. The loving husband of Monika Sainsbury for 58 years.
He is survived by Paul and Diane Sainsbury of Northborough and Alexandra Karen and Kevin Boyd of Westborough. He was the proud Opa to Chloe and Meredith Sainsbury and Fiona, Nicholas and Sophie Boyd. He is also survived by his sister Mary Ridler and her husband Michael of England and many nieces and nephews.
He grew up in Bournemouth, England. During WW2 he survived two bombings of his childhood homes. Growing up he loved sports playing cricket, soccer and tennis.
He was enlisted in the British Army during the Korean War. After the war he traveled all over Europe on his favorite motorcycle. This trip fueled his desire and love of travelling for the rest of his life.
He graduated from the Architectural Association in London with Honors, and was a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
He was recruited by Stahl architects in Boston and loved the energy and fast pace of work, making America his new home.
He taught History of Architecture at the Newton College of the Sacred Heart as well as Architecture at the Boston Architectural College.
He enjoyed restoring his older home for for 45 years; Always working on a project.
He worked on jobs in Texas and the North slope of Alaska, and then traveled the world designing facilities for Digital Equipment Corporation.
He closed out his career as the Director of the Designer Selection Board for Massachusetts.
He was an avid reader who inspired his children and grandchildren to read, played tennis and loved putting together difficult puzzles. He loved vacationing in Maine with close friends, and spending many summers on Cape Cod with his family.
He enjoyed volunteering at the Perkins School for the Blind for many years.
His family was his main love.
Visitation hours and Celebration of Life will be at Brown & Hickey Funeral Home 36 Trapelo Rd Belmont on Thursday January 25. Visitation will be from 4-5:30 with the Celebration of Life at 5:30.