Harold Edward Kecy of Chelmsford

 

5615 KecyHarold E. Kecy, 91, of Chelmsford died Saturday August 29, 2015 at his home in Chelmsford after a long illness.

He was the husband of the late Dorothy L. (Parent) Kecy, who died on January 12, 2015.

Born in Lowell on Nov. 3, 1923, he was a son of the late Albert and Hilda M. (Bjorkman) Kecy. He grew up in Lowell and attended the Lowell School system.

He proudly served in the US Navy during WW II attaining the rank of Seaman First Class.

Harold owned and operated the Glenview Lounge in Chelmsford with his wife for over twenty five years. They previously owned and managed the Forest Hill Dairy, the Drum Hill Liquor Store, the Drum Hill Plaza, and the Industrial Property in Lomar Park in Pepperell. In his early years, he worked at Anderson's Dairy in Tewksbury and Dillon's Cleaners.

He was a member of All Saint's Episcopal Church Chelmsford.

Harold was a member of the Lowell Elks Club, the H.E. Fletcher Social & Athletic Club, the Stoney Brook Fish & Game Club, the A.W. Vinal American Legion Post #313, and the 100 Club.

He is survived by his daughter, Phyllis Gervais of Chelmsford; three grandsons, Gregory, Brian and Garret Gervais of Chelmsford; a great grandson, David; many dear friends and Cheryl Krehbiel and Mark Sullivan.

He was the father in-law of the late Gary Gervais and the brother of Warren Kecy of Chelmsford.

Visiting hours Wed. 3 to 7 P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, MA. A private Funeral Service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Burial in the Lowell Cemetery, Lowell. Memorials may be made in his name to the Ronald McDonald House, 229 Kent St., Brookline, MA 02446. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

Visitation

September 2, 2015
3-7P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Michael Mason says:

    Phyllis and family – I am so saddened to hear of your father’s passing. I had the honor of having him for an uncle and I will always remember my getting together with him and your mom my Aunt Dot with great fondness. They were so full of life and love and I was truly blessed to have them shower me with that love. They will always be in my thoughts and prayers. And when I remember them I always think of you and the joys and sorrows of having such wonderful parents that could not be with you here long enough. My sincere condolences go out for you and your sons. Your loving cousin – Mike.

  2. Risa Caires says:

    Harold carried a beautiful light within him that touched everyone he knew. When my Pa, his best friend John Neves, passed away, Harold came to me with tears in his eyes because we had both lost such an important man in our lives. He always treated me and my family so well, and I will never forget his genuine loving personality. May you find peace in the many years of wonderful memories you were able to build with such a strong, caring, and charismatic man.
    Risa Caires

  3. Ray McCusker says:

    Phyllis I know you know what a great guy your dad was but I am sure many never knew how generous he was and he never looked for recognition or public thanks.I saw him at the fourth of July parade and he was as funny as ever. I will miss him he was quite a guy and will be in our prayers.

  4. Denise Marcaurelle says:

    Phyllis
    I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing. You certainly have had your share of sorrow this year.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Maureen Caires says:

    There was no one else like Harold, and I am honored to have known him. I hope that he is dancing in Heaven with his beloved Dotti and enjoying a beer with all his friends and family who passed before him, including my dear Father – Johnny Neves, who loved and respected him. Sincere condolences to his daughter, grandsons, and friends.

  6. Hank Hamelin says:

    He was a great human being I had the pleasure of knowing. Everyone will sure miss him.

  7. Hank Hamelin says:

    They broke the mold when they made Harold. He was one heck of a good human being. We’ll all miss him.

  8. Loretta Pierce says:

    Phyllis,Family, So very sad to hear of Harolds
    Passing. SO MANY WONDERFUL memories and great times with yor dad and mother. Prayers and hugs for you and the boys.
    Lori Pierce(Finnerty).

  9. Lynn Marcella says:

    We have lost a wonderful gentleman! He loved his town of Chelmsford and will be missed by many!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Phyllis and her family.

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