Kevin McElreath, 49

McElreath2aTroy Kevin McElreath, 49, of Whitinsville and formerly of Upton, died Friday, July 31, 2015 in U Mass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. He was the husband of Upton Town Clerk Kelly A. (McCormack) McElreath and had been a firefighter/EMT for the Town of Upton for many years.

Kevin was born in Worcester, a son of Troy Jack McElreath of Westborough and the late Margaret Mary (Beaumont) McElreath. He grew up in Uxbridge and had lived in Upton for 23 years before recently moving to Whitinsville. Self-employed as a financial advisor, he was active in the Upton Fire & EMS Association, and loved spending time with his family, going to the movies, and all animals. His passion was to always help others and he would be there for anyone, but most especially his family and friends.

In addition to his wife and father, he leaves two sons, Troy Daniel McElreath of Onekama, MI, and Tyler McElreath of Upton; a daughter, Megan McElreath of Upton; a brother, Tim McElreath of NY; a sister Amy McElreath of TX; half-brother Stephan McElreath of NY; half-sister Marti McElreath of CA; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was also the brother of the late Beth McElreath.

A celebration of Kevin’s life will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Gabriel the Archangel Church, 151 Mendon Street, Upton. Following cremation, private burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in Whitinsville with his mother.

Calling hours at the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home, 45 Main Street, Upton are Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Upton Fire/EMS Association, Box 580, Upton 01568.


  1. I’m so sorry for your loss kelly and I know I’m only 12 and I’m not a good talker so all I shall say is when I see u again u will get a big hug same with Tyler and megan

  2. Kelly, we send you our love. We are so much thinking of you and your family in this most difficult of times.

  3. Kelly, so sorry to hear about Kevin. Wish I was there to give you a big hug. Prayers to you and your family.

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