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In Memory of

Michael D. Grennan

October 9, 1936 - September 10, 2017

Obituary


Michael is now resting peacefully with his God, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. Formerly of Monroe, CT and Marietta, GA, Michael spent the last three years of his life in Shelton, CT alongside his cherished wife, Alice. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and godfather, and spent his working career as the Audio Visual Production Manager for United Parcel Service, where he worked for 25 years. His boss, UPS' former CEO Oz Nelson, called Mike "one of our company's true gentlemen" and recognized his "keen wit and genuine sense of fair...

Michael is now resting peacefully with his God, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. Formerly of Monroe, CT and Marietta, GA, Michael spent the last three years of his life in Shelton, CT alongside his cherished wife, Alice. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and godfather, and spent his working career as the Audio Visual Production Manager for United Parcel Service, where he worked for 25 years. His boss, UPS' former CEO Oz Nelson, called Mike "one of our company's true gentlemen" and recognized his "keen wit and genuine sense of fair play." At UPS, Mike managed all the presentations and worked with the speakers during the day-to-day operations of the business as well as at the company's annual Conferences.

Mike was involved in his community, serving as a Eucharistic Minister, Sunday School Teacher, and President of the Parish Council at St. Jude Catholic Church in Monroe. He was a truly brilliant man with a beautiful singing voice, a knack for whistling and secret talents like impressive diving skills. He loved to play golf, enjoyed musicals and never missed an opportunity to dance around the living room with Alice. His main passion was his family. His love for his wife was evident in his every word or action; the Hoone was truly his queen. She could make him laugh like no one else, and he truly believed that everything she did, said or wore was magical. Mike was the most amazing father to his 4 children, being involved in every aspect of their lives and giving them the most extraordinary example of faith and love just by living his life the way God wanted. He was an incredibly generous, patient and kind person, putting others first always and never complaining about anything. He delighted in every aspect of family life, whether sitting around the dinner table for hours telling pipe dreams or shuttling his kids to their activities and schools.

In his UPS retirement speech, Mike said: "I have a feeling that when it is time for me to knock on the pearly gates, I won't be asked how many slides I projected backwards or upside down. I think I'll be asked if I played nicely in the sandbox. And then I'll be asked if I loved those who were given to me to love." Be it his coworkers, neighbors, friends or family, there is no doubt that Mike loved unconditionally, spectacularly and relentlessly, and that love was returned in full measure.

Mike adored his parents, Mary and Charles Grennan, and is no doubt enjoying his reunion with them now in heaven. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Alice; his daughters, Michelle Keckler(Greg), Megan Levin(Michael) and Mary Alice Stevenson(Bruce); his son Michael(Debbie); his grandchildren, Tim, Dan, Brianna, Julie, Ramsay, Katie, Matthew, Michael and Colleen; his siblings, Charles(Joan) Grennan, Mary Hupcey(Joe) and Cathy Marshall(Bill); and many nieces and nephews too numerous to mention.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 14th from 4pm-7pm at Spadaccino Community Funeral Home at 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday September 15 at 10AM at Saint Jude Church at 707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.