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Obituary: Joseph M Killelea, Jr.

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Feb. 23, 2016

Joseph M Killelea, Jr., 61

ASHBY — Joseph “Joe” “Jay” M. Killelea Jr. passed away peacefully under the loving care of his family from complications of ALS Wednesday February 17, 2016.

Joe was born in Leominster, MA in 1954 to the late Joseph M. Killelea Sr. and Lola F Killelea.

He graduated in 1972 from Notre Dame H.S. in Fitchburg and attended Fitchburg State College.

Joe worked for Dennison, New Balance, and most recently Nova Biomedical.

Joe enjoyed playing golf, softball, basketball and football and watching any and all sports. He had a great sense of humor and a gift for making people laugh.

Two of his greatest passions were vacationing in Aruba and T.A.P. Basketball, which he was involved in for over 25 years. Joe made many friends in both places who he considered his extended family.

Joe wore many hats in life, husband, dad, brother, uncle, brother-in-law, coach and referee, but his favorite of all was “Grampy”.

He looked forward to spending time with family and friends but most of all with his twin granddaughters, Ava and Breanna.

He leaves his wife of 38 years Beverly (Lorion) Killelea, son Joel Killelea, and his wife Sara of Ashby, son Neil Killelea, and his fiance Kate Sumner of Ashby, two cherished granddaughters Ava and Breanna Killelea, brother David Killelea of Fitchburg and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends. He will truly be missed.

KILLELEA — A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday February 27th at 11:00AM at Saint Joseph’s Church, 49 Woodland St., Fitchburg, MA. Aubuchon-Moorcroft Funeral Home is directing Funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Compassionate Care ALS, PO Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574. – See more.