Edward F. Grinley

Edward F. Grinley; 78
of Kissimmee, FL and Bridgewater, NH

KISSIMMEE, FL -- Edward F. Grinley, age 78, of Kissimmee, FL and Bridgewater, NH, died unexpectedly on March 2, 2013.

He was born in Brighton, MA on March 1, 1935, the son of Joseph and Helen (Norwood) Grinley.

He spent many years living in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and most recently Florida.

Over the course of his lifetime he worked as a truck driver, a policeman for Bridgewater, NH and a volunteer firefighter for Bridgewater, NH.

He enjoyed boating, fishing, golfing, and flea markets.

Surviving family members include his wife of 56 years Jacqueline (Quandt) Grinley, originally from Wilmington, MA; two sons and a daughter, Edward and his wife, Pamela Grinley of Grafton, NH, Richard and his wife, Sheila Grinley of Ashland, NH, and Linda and her husband, Mike Jenness of Plymouth, NH; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his father, Joseph Grinley, his mother, Helen (Norwood) Grinley, two brothers, Joe and Tom Grinley, and a son, David Grinley.

GRINLEY -- Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62) Wilmington on Saturday, March 9th for Visiting Hours from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. concluding with a Service at 5:00 p.m., followed by a gathering afterwards. A private family burial will be planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in his name may be made to the American Heart Associaton, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Published in Lowell Sun on Mar. 7, 2013