Julian Greeley II

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MARYSVILLE, WA – The family of Julian Greeley II announces with great sadness his sudden passing on Monday, July 9, 2018, at the age of 64.

Julian will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Colleen O'Brien; three children, Kevin, Molly and Colin Greeley; and grandson, Brayden.

Julian was preceded in death by his mother, Jean Williams Greeley; father, William Greeley; mother- in-law, Jean O'Brien; and brother in-law, Patrick O'Brien. Julian's sisters, Michelle Greeley, Gretchen (Greeley) Walters; sister-in-law, Lynn O'Brien; brother-in-law, Timothy O'Brien; father in-law, Ronald O'Brien, along with many friends and co-workers, will fondly remember Julian.

Julian was born in 1953 in Milton, Massachusetts. He attended Tabor Boarding School in Boston, later graduating from Williston Academy in Easthampton, Massachusetts. He was recruited from high school to play hockey for the University of Vermont. Julian was passionate about sports both in his youth and as an adult. He participated in football, lacrosse, hockey, baseball, wrestling, and boxing. After college, Julian spent several years in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, working and windsurfing. When his mother passed, Julian moved to New Hampshire to be with his father.

He met his wife, Colleen, in Massachusetts. They later moved to Everett, Washington to begin their family. Living in Marysville, Washington, Julian never forgot his New England roots, with an avid allegiance to the New England Patriots, Boston Red Socks and the Boston Bruins. Although Julian's best times were spent home with his family, he enjoyed attending sporting events, maintaining his car, bike riding and talking with friends and family near and far.

Julian began his career as a union laborer in 1992 and spent most of his career working in Seattle.

A celebration of Julian's life will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at the Shaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, 804 State Avenue, Marysville. Public visitation begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life Service beginning at 2 p.m. All friends are welcome.

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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on July 13, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home
804 State Ave | Marysville, WA 982704237 | (360) 659-3711
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