Obituary: Edward W. Gilroy
Edward W. Gilroy of Granby passed away on Christmas night due to complications from an accidental fall, he was 79. He is survived by his two daughters, Kathy Constanza (New Jersey) and Debra Rennick (Arizona), his son-in-law Michael L. Constanza, his three grandsons, Kyle Edward Constanza, Joseph Robert Rennick, and Colin Michael Constanza, his niece Stephanie Klumpp and nephew Robert Klumpp both of Columbus, Ohio, and his good friend and business partner Jason Wilson along with many, many friends from New Jersey, Colorado, St. John, and Hunter Mountain. He was preceded in death by his parents Edward M. and Ella Gilroy, his pride and joy – his youngest daughter Eileen Naumann, his sister Patricia Lord, his long time love Bonnie Gravitt, and his dog Samantha.
Anyone who knew Ed knew he loved football, especially his fantasy team “Behind the 8 Ball” which of course just won, golfing, playing trivia on Tuesdays at Maverick’s Grille, camping, boating, talking to his daughter about their favorite shows, and of course Lily his faithful sidekick.
Ed was a great skier in his time, played a lot of tennis, loved to swim and dive especially in Vermont at the quarry with his girls and their friends, backgammon tournaments on the big couch at Hunter, weekends in Seaside, and sailing around the Virgin Islands. He was an Air Force Vet stationed in New Hampshire serving as a surgical assistant, he loved the restaurant business owning a few of his own (Pier 34, Rick’s Cafe, A lotta Colada’s, Shipwreck Landing, Sea Breeze, and Ellington’s), for many years he worked at Prudential Insurance and was a top salesman. He also started his own agency called Town and Village.
Everyone loved ‘Ed, Eddie, Mr. Gilroy, Pop-Pop, Pops, and most of all Dad…’ When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. He will be truly missed.
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