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William Leighton Greathead1

#28318, b. 16 April 1961, d. 28 February 2021
Last Edited=15 Mar 2021
4th great-grandson of George Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 18 - George Greathead
William Leighton Greathead
William (Bill) Greathead
     William Leighton Greathead was born on 16 April 1961 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. He was the son of Frederick Kind Greathead and Sandra I Leighton.1 Bill graduated from Greater Lowell Voke in 1979 and was an electrician before he found his true calling as a police officer. He started as an auxiliary officer in June 1985, which then led to him becoming a part-time officer until he was hired on full-time in November 1992. Helping people was what Bill did. There was no one he would not help. He retired as Sergeant in 2017.

After retiring, Bill decided to serve the town in a different way and ran for Selectman. He was elected in April of 2018. He was not a politician - he was an open book. You knew what he was thinking because he would tell you, leaving no question. He loved fiercely and honestly. Everyone was a friend.

As great of a person and police officer he was, he was an even better husband, father, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, Godfather, cousin, and friend. Family was everything. He coached his boys in their younger years and loved being a part of all things involving them. Their friends all knew his voice on the sidelines asone that loved them all.
.2 He married Marybeth Mann on 3 October 1981.1 William died on 28 February 2021 in Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA, aged 59 from a heart attack.3,2

Children of William Leighton Greathead and Marybeth Mann

  • Evan Greathead3
  • Christopher Greathead
  • Brian Greathead3
  • Tyler Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website http://www.legacy.com/obituaries - Lowell Sun from July 3 to July 4, 2010.
  2. [S40000] Website www.mcgaffiganfuneral.com/obituary/William-Greathead.
  3. [S47010] Found on Facebook.

Edward D Greathead1

#28320, b. about 1962, d. 7 May 2012
Last Edited=29 Mar 2020
3rd great-grandson of George Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 18 - George Greathead
Edward D Greathead
     Edward D Greathead was born about 1962.1 He was the son of John Greathead and Rose Rosene Grant.1 He married ... ... He married Linda Smith in 2009.1 Edward died on 7 May 2012 in Ashland, Massachusetts, USA, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Edward had been a carpenter.1 Edward was buried on 11 May 2012 in 325 Main Street, Ashland, Massachusetts, USA, after a funeral service in the Chapel of the Matarese Funeral Home.1

Children of Edward D Greathead and ... ...

  • Angela Greathead1
  • Tiffany Greathead1
  • Melanie Greathead1
  • Joseph Greathead1
  • Michelle Greathead1

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website Legacy.com - Metro West Daily News 9 May 2012.