Gregory A. Holroyd
Served with the
82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army
LOWELL -- Gregory A. Holroyd, 52, of Lowell, died Wednesday afternoon, at Lowell General Hospital - Saints Campus, following a very brief illness.
Born in Fulton, New York, July 11, 1962, the beloved son of Annette J. (Sykes) Holroyd of Lowell and Joseph A. Holroyd and his wife, Virginia of Farmington, NY, he moved to Massachusetts and attended Westford Schools and was a graduate of Westford Academy in the Class of 1980.
Greg then joined the U.S. Army where he served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division from 1980 until 1983.
Following the service, Greg worked as a machinist for Northeast Forms in Lowell.
Besides his parents, Greg is survived by his wife, Patricia J. (Frizzel) (Bean) Holroyd of Durham, NY; two sons, Joseph A. Holroyd of Essex, MA, and Brandon J. Holroyd of Durham, NY; a step son, Robert Bean from Newburyport; a sister, Patricia A. Holroyd and her boyfriend of Tewksbury; his nephew, Scott R. Holroyd of Tewksbury; and a step sister, Joanna L. Holroyd of Farmington, NY.
HOLROYD -- In Lowell, MA, August 6, 2014, at LGH - Saints Campus, Gregory A. Holroyd of Lowell. Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 11:00 A.M. to 12:45 P.M. on Monday followed by a Funeral Service at the Funeral Home at 1:00 o'clock. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury.
E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 75817, Topeka, KS 66675. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
J.F. O'Donnell & Sons Funeral Home
276 Pawtucket Street Lowell, MA 01854
Published in Lowell Sun from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2014