Harry E. MeserveyJune 6, 1939 ~ May 14, 2017 (age 77)
Harry Edward Meservey, 77, a resident of Wilbraham and Holiday, FL, died peacefully at home in Wilbraham Sunday morning, May 14, 2017, surrounded by family.
A proud patriot, veteran of the United States Navy, and 1957 graduate of Classical High School, Harry was born June 6, 1939, in Worcester, son of the late Katherine (Lester) and Harry Meservey. He is preceded in death by brothers Jack and Bob Meservey.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years, Therese H. (Pepin) Meservey, daughters Marybeth Meservey of Roslindale, Kathy Peña and her husband Ivan of North Eastham, Helen Meservey of Felton, CA, son Matthew Meservey of Killington, VT, daughter Jean Heinold and her husband Dan of Wilbraham, grandchildren Kristopher Peña, Irene Turner, Clare, Mary, and Daniel Heinold, and brother Rick Meservey and his wife Pat of Salem.
A fan of opera, classical music, and current events, Harry will be remembered for his great enthusiasm for conversation, especially his ready sense of humor. He deeply loved his family, who filled him with pride and delighted him to his very last day. Harry was an avid golfer who once served as secretary and treasurer of the Central MA Golf Association. For the last 15 years, Harry and his wife enjoyed spending winters at Lake Conley in Holiday, FL, where they made many friends.
Retired in 2000 from a 25-year career with the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Harry was an entrepreneur founding Jax Janitors and Imperial Manufacturing; he once ran the Shell Gas Stations at Webster Square and Seven Hills Plaza in Worcester.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, May 16, from 4-7pm at Wilbraham Funeral Home, 2551 Boston Rd., Wilbraham. Harry’s Funeral will be Wednesday, May 17, at 8:30am at Wilbraham Funeral Home to Mass at 9:30am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 221 Plumtree Rd., Springfield, followed by burial with military honors at 11:00am at Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main St., Agawam.
In honor of Harry’s earnest patriotism and support of members of the United States Armed Services, his family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made online to PGA Reach at www.pgareach.com, which through golf helps rehabilitate disabled veterans and support vulnerable youth.