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.