It is with great sadness that the family of Christopher James O’Grady announces his sudden passing on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at the age of 48 years. He died at his residence in Orlando, Florida.
Chris will be forever lovingly remembered by his Son, Shamus Michael O’Grady of Santa Rosa, FL; his Stepmother, Alma (Yoss) O’Grady of Bedford, NH; his Sister, Erin (O’Grady) Hennigar and her husband Mark of Westport, MA; his Sister, Kathleen (O’Grady) Blacquiere and her husband Gary of Winchendon, MA; Niece Briana (Hennigar) Lounder and her husband Darrick of Gilsum, NH; Niece and Goddaughter, Katelyn (Hennigar) Maleham and husband Mark of Ossipee, NH; Niece Pheonix Faye Nicholas of Winchendon, MA; Nephew, Dana Patrick Nicholas of Winchendon, MA; Stepsister, Cindy (Kwasny) Correll and husband Ken of Fitchburg, MA; Stepsister, Betty (Kwasny) Cote and her husband Paul of Winchendon, MA and Wife Alyssa Meric Davis O’Grady of Stuart, Florida. He will also be forever fondly remembered by Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, Friends, Church Family Members and Colleagues. Chris was predeceased by his Father, Patrick Joseph O’Grady; Mother, Anita (Skoglund) O’Grady Kwasny; Sister, Patricia (O’Grady) Brooks; Brother-in-law Rodney Brooks and Stepfather Michael Kwasny.
Chris was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 13, 1970; grew up in Baldwinville, Massachusetts and was a 1988 graduate of Landmark High School in Beverly, MA. After graduation, he began his construction career in Florida doing stucco, eventually owning a property maintenance company that provided clients with many different construction resources including general contractor services. For the last two years, he worked as a Construction Supervisor for Empire Construction Corporation of Tennessee based in Knoxville, TN.
Chris loved the outdoors and was an avid boater, fisherman and skier. He loved deep sea fishing down in the Florida Keys as well as off the Maine-New Hampshire Coast with his nephew Dana and best friend Michael Tolman. He loved skiing in Colorado and traveling abroad. He was especially moved by a recent trip to Greece and hoped to return there some day. Chris had a strong relationship with Christ and loved to do missionary work with his church. Many family and friends were greeted by Christopher’s daily text messages that included proverbs, bible passages and quotes as he began each day. He had a big heart, a big smile, big hugs and so many who loved him and grieve his loss.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 12 to 2 P.M. followed immediately by a Memorial Service at Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon, MA.
A private burial will be held at a later date.