Kevin "Kev" James Grenham was born January 28, 1989, he was a lifelong resident of Wakefield and passed unexpectedly at home March 14, 2022. He is survived by his beloved wife Jamie (Orsini) Grenham and daughter Kora Danielle Grenham. He was the cherished son of Diane and James Grenham.
Kevin was a graduate of Saint Joseph's School and a former alter server for Saint Joseph's Parish in Wakefield. As a young boy Kevin was always passionate about youth hockey. He played for both Top Gun and Valley Junior Warriors always with his dad on the bench as his coach. Kevin went on to play hockey throughout high school and graduated from Wakefield High School in 2007. From High School he went on to work for Tufts University in their facility department. He recently finished his apprenticeship fulfilling his goal of becoming a Local 4 Elevator Mechanic at Otis Elevator Company. A job that he was proud of and a Union that he was honored to be a part of. He was also a member of the Saugus Everett Elks, where he formed many friendships over the past few years.
Kevin was an avid fisherman and boat enthusiast. He loved spending his time on the water with his dad, friends, and most importantly Jamie and Kora. Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Kevin truly loved him. He gave the biggest teddy bear hugs, but always saved the tightest squeeze for his Mom. He also never let an opportunity to tell a good joke go by. When he wasn't on the ocean he was spending his time eating Chinese food and playing Keno always with Jamie by his side.
He was pre-deceased by his sister Danielle Grenham, and survived by his sister Kristen (Grenham) DeCost and her husband Matthew DeCost, brothers Cameron Grenham and his fiancé Gina Simpson, Aedan Grenham, and sister-in-law Jannell (Orsini) Foster and her husband Jason Foster. He was the adoring Uncle to Isabella DeCost (Godfather), Gianna DeCost, Haylee Foster, and Brendyn Foster. They each had their own reason to love their uncle and he loved them each just as much. He was survived by his maternal grandparents Thomas and Beatrice Marchant, his paternal grandmother Barbara Sbuttoni and his late grandfather Charles Sbuttoni. Kevin was also survived by many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. Kevin will always be loved, forever missed, and never forgotten.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 11:00 AM. Visitation for relatives and friends will be at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave, Wakefield on Friday, March 18, 2022 from 4-7 pm.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a College Fund for Kevin's daughter Kora Danielle Grenham, Located at Eastern Bank, 445 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880, For the Benefit of Kora Danielle Grenham.
Friday, March 18
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McDonald Funeral Home
19 Yale Ave
Wakefield, MA 01880
Saturday, March 19
St. Joseph Church
173 Albion St.
Wakefield, MA 01880