Gary D. Killeen, 60
WORCESTER - Gary D. Killeen, 60, of Worcester, died unexpectedly on July 2, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital. Gary, a native of Worcester, was the youngest son of the late George E. and Norma V. (Towns) Killeen.
Gary had a long career in hospitality and food service, most recently at Quail Hollow Golf & Country Club in Oakham. Throughout his career he consulted with several restaurants across the country. He most proudly was the executive chef and co-owner of Thymes Square on the Hudson in Worcester with his sister Jean. During his time at Thymes Square, Gary made countless friends and it afforded him the opportunity to work side by side with many family members, including his sister Jean, nieces Christie, Reaghan, and Paige, and his mother, Norma Killeen. Norma was more than a mother to Gary; she was his best friend and co-conspirator in life. For many years, Gary was the primary care giver for Norma, until her death in 2015.
Gary leaves behind two sisters, Nancy M. Bik and her husband Stephen, of Shrewsbury, and Jean F. Killeen and her husband David Tiberii, of Worcester; three brothers, John J. Killeen and his wife Sheryle, of Falmouth, MA, George Killeen and his wife Judith, of Falmouth, MA, and Mark C. Killeen and his wife Lydia, of Pentwater, MI.
Gary found a way to love everyone in his life including his many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, all with whom he shared a special bond. His friends were like his family and there are too many to name. Those who knew Gary, loved Gary-and it was mutual; family and friends were his purpose.
He was a 1979 graduate of St. John's High School in Shrewsbury and attended Assumption College. He was an avid golfer, and a proud and opinionated New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan. For decades his fantasy football team, PYT4Eva, fought for a championship but continuously fell short.
There will be a calling hour on Friday, July 9, at 11 a.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, located at 111 Lancaster St., Worcester, followed by a prayer service in the funeral home at noon. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the YWCA of Central Massachusetts (https://ywcacm.org/donate
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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Jul. 6 to Jul. 7, 2021.