Mr. Jeffrey A. Means, 48
DUDLEY - Mr. Jeffrey A. Means, of Dudley, died Thursday, August 30th, 2012 in The Wachusett Extended Care Facility with his family and friends gathered by his side. He was 48.
Jeffrey was born on June 10, 1964 in Worcester a son of the late Dale E. and Vitella A. (Prokopovich) Means. Raised and educated in Shrewsbury, he graduated from Shrewsbury High School, class of 1983. He studied at Framingham State College.
He most recently worked as a security guard at Assumption College in Worcester where he had been employed for over 6 years. He loved his work at Assumption and was an integral part of its community.
His interests included sports cars and a love for NASCAR. Jeff, lovingly known as "Flathead" was a member of the Hartwell Motorsports Team that races at Thomson Speedway. Jeff also enjoyed planes in all sizes and enjoyed building small model airplanes. "Fly like a bird to the Lord, my soul. I want to soar like an eagle. Though I may journey far away from home, I know I'll never be alone." We trust that Jeff is now rejoined with his parents and loved ones that have gone before him.
A word of thanks to the 9th floor team at Spaulding Rehabilitation in Boston and to Wachusett Extended Care Facility for the care and support given to Jeff. His family will remain eternally grateful.
Jeff kept active swimming and treasured his time at the beach. He appreciated nature and stargazing. He also enjoyed drawing and painting.
He leaves his siblings, Dolores "Dolly" James and husband, Valentine Bal of Jacksonville, Florida, Jean Roy and husband, Dennis, of Largo, Florida, Dale E. MeansJr. "Sonny" and wife, Jane of Folsom, California, Margery "Marge" Mellentine and husband, Chuck, of Sunnyvale, California, Joyce "Joy" Glynn and husband, John, of Dudley, Robert "Bobby" Means and wife, Sheryl, of E. Brookfield and James "Jimmy"Means and wife, Anita, of Holden; many uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews, a host of friends and the entire Assumption Community.
Family and friends will honor and remember Jeff's life by gathering for calling hours on Friday, September 7th from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m at Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors ~ The Sumner House, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center, before walking in procession to The First Congregational Church, 19 Church Road, Shrewsbury where his Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.
Honor Jeff's memory with a contribution to: Resident Council Fund, c/o Wachusett Extended Care 56 Boyden Road, Holden MA 01520 or a charity of your choice.
To view Jeff's online tribute, share a memory or offer a condolence please visit www.healdchiampa.com