Obituary: Greg True –

Greg True

READFIELD – Greg True, 49, died on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Maine Medical Center in Portland due to complications from a brief illness. Greg was born in Augusta on February 17, 1972, the son of James and Linda (Libby) True.

Greg was educated at Winthrop Schools, and with a perfect attendance record, he graduated from Winthrop High School, where he played football and tennis for the Ramblers. He received his automotive degree from Central Maine Technical College and went on to obtain his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Southern Maine.

Greg has been a dedicated and loyal worker his entire life. While in high school he worked at Mr. Market and upon graduation he was employed by DL Fleury’s Sporting Goods, which eventually became Points North Outfitters, all located in Winthrop. He then worked for Charlie’s Motor Mall until 1997, then became parts manager at Power Equipment Plus in Sidney where he remained until his illness.

Greg loved classical rock and was a singer and drummer for the band “Grand Orange”. Some of his favorite artists / groups were Boston, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles and Robert Plant, to name a few. He was passionate about sports, especially for the Boston Bruins, a love his family inherited. He was passionate about both watching and playing hockey, as he was a part of several men’s leagues throughout his adulthood. He loved to watch not only hockey, but all sports. He loved helping his children play soccer and track and field and rarely missed games or events.

Greg had a genuine love and appreciation for the outdoors. He enjoyed spending his free time observing animals, with a particular affinity for bird watching; some favorites included Cardinals and Finches. Most of his life he preferred beer as his favorite adult drink, but has recently taken it upon himself to educate himself specifically on all types of whiskey. He will truly miss his children, his many friends and family and everyone who loved Greg.

Greg was known to everyone to be a man of infinite qualities. He was still able to conduct a conversation on any topic with anyone, whether he had a soft spot for the topic or not. Even though he wouldn’t consider himself a man of the people, there was no one better suited for it. His dynamism and interest in learning all aspects of life allowed him to be educated well beyond his school days. This knowledge led him to become what his family may consider a master of anecdotes, although his humility never allowed him to admit any sort of achievement, big or small. Despite the diversity that others recognized in him, Greg enjoyed leading a simple, quiet life in which all he needed was good family, friends, and blissful hobbies. His dedication to the things and people he loved the most was always evident, and could be seen through the generosity and love he constantly gave without ever asking for anything in return. His love was of a special kind, which is not often found. These countless qualities are the reason why he will be loved and remembered by all forever.

Greg was predeceased by his mother Linda and leaves behind his father James of Winthrop; his son Alexander True and his girlfriend Heather Kelsey of Bangor and his daughter Katherine True, and the mother of his children, lifelong friend Michelle Fleury-True, both of Sidney; his best companion and everlasting love for 10 years, Theresa Edgecomb of Readfield, and Theresa’s daughter, Brooke Hanna and her husband Josh and their daughter Elise, whom Greg considered his granddaughter (he was considered “Grand Poopa” by Elise), all from Belgrade; his brother Kevin True and his niece Sara True, both of Winthrop.

Friends and relatives are welcome to visit from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 18 at Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop. Messages, condolences, and photos are encouraged to be shared with family on our website’s obituary at

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