Stewart A. Whitney
Retired Upton Police Chief
Stewart A. Whitney, 85, passed Friday May 9, 2014 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 19 years June (Prout) French Whitney; One daughter, Roxanne Whitney of Hopedale; Three sons, Dennis Whitney and his wife Jeanne of Douglas, Richard Whitney and his wife Janice of Harvard, Corey Whitney and his wife Christina of Upton; 7 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren; Four Step Children, Kathleen (French) Collins and her husband Russell, Steven French and his wife Rose both of Whitinsville , Thomas French and his wife Bonnie of Grafton and Russell French of Roslindale; 8 Step Grandchildren, 3 Step Great Grandchildren. Mr. Whitney was predeceased by his first wife Shirley (Inman) Whitney and his second wife, Ruth (Jordan) Carroll Whitney. Stu was born in Milford June 17, 1928 the son of the late Alexander and Hazel (Smith) Whitney and he lived 61 years in Upton moving to Grafton in 1989. He was educated in Upton and then served his country as a Korean veteran in The US Army. Following his military service he was an outside electrician at the Draper Corporation in Hopedale. Stu then graduated from The Worcester Police Academy and began a 25 year career with The Upton Police Department as a patrol officer, was promoted to Sergeant and then Chief for his last five years retiring in 1990. He was a member of The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, The International Narcotics Association, Delisle Goulet Post 92 American Legion in Grafton, The Greendale Retired Men’s Club in Worcester, The Graton Senior Center and he regularly attended The Baptist Church of Grafton. The family suggests you honor and remember Chief Whitney with memorial donations to The Baptist Church of Grafton, 1 South St. Grafton MA 01519.
Funeral & Calling Hours
All are invited to calling hours at The Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St. in North Grafton Tuesday May 13th from 5 to 8 PM. Funeral services at The Baptist Church of Grafton, 1 South St. in Grafton Center are Wednesday May 14th at 11 AM. He will then be cremated and his ashes will be laid to rest with Military Honors at Riverside Cemetery on Millbury St. in Grafton at a day and time to be announced. A personal guest book for condolences and to share memories is available at:
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Stewart A. Whitney