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Former Canton man dies in bicycling accident in MA

CANTON, Aug. 28 — Alex Motsenigos, who graduated from Canton High in 1988, died on Friday, Aug. 24, after being hit by a car riding his bicycle near his home in Wellesley, Mass. Motsenigos, 41, leaves behind a wife and a six-year-old son.

Alex Motsenigos

Motsenigos graduated from Trinity College and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University. He was a program vice president in Global Services Markets and Trends at IDC, an analyst firm based in Framingham. A co-worker said he was an expert in computer services research.

Visiting hours will Thursday, Aug. 30 at the Faggas Funeral Home, located at 551 Mt. Auburn St. in Watertown, Mass., from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m. in the Greek Orthodox Church Taxiache at 25 Bigelow Ave. in Watertown.

Motsenigos family came to the U.S. from Greece when his was 15 years old. After being cut from the basketball team as a sophomore, Motsenigos joined the Canton High wrestling team. He wrestled on the varsity for two years in 1987 and 1988, winning 29 matches and pinning 16 opponents. He was part of a 1988 Warrior team that went 15-3, the best record in the team’s history at that time.

“He was a very tough wrestler,” said Ed deSimas, an assistant coach at Canton when Motsenigos wrestled. “In his senior year, Alex was very intense and worked hard during and after practice so he was ready for anything he faced on the mat. He told me that he wished he had started wrestling earlier.”

According to his family, it wasn’t until he began wrestling in high school and playing rugby in college that he found a passion for athletics. A former marathon runner, Motsenigos competed in three triathlons this spring.

Learn more about Alex’s life in this article from the Wellesley Townsman.


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Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 35 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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