Keith D. Orrell, 64, of Upton, died on December 25, 2017 in U Mass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. His wife of 26 years, Tammy D. (Reynolds) Orrell, died in 2009.
Keith was born in Worcester, a son of Donald and Jean (Brenner) Orrell of Millbury. He grew up in Millbury where he was an Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 98 and a graduate of Millbury Memorial High School. He earned an engineering degree from the former Lowell Technological Institute and was a disc jockey for the college radio station. He worked as an engineer in the plastics manufacturing industry until recently retiring from TRW/ITW in Westminster. A 34-year resident of Upton, he was a 30-year volunteer firefighter with the Upton Fire Company and a talented, artist, cartoonist, and woodcarving artisan.
In addition to his parents, he leaves two daughters, Jessica Pierre and her husband Schlegel of Holliston, and Kimberly Lemay and her husband Marc of No. Attleboro; two brothers, Gary Orrell of Charlton and Scott Orrell and his wife Cheryl of No. Oxford; a granddaughter, Charlotte Lemay; and many nieces and nephews.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Upton Fire and EMS Association, Box 580, Upton 01568.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 3, at 11 a.m.
in the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home, 45 Main St., Upton.
Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home are Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m.
A service summary is not available