Benjamin Morrill Greely, Jr. ’53

Benjamin Morrill Greely, Jr. ’53 died on October 16, 2003, in Norwood, Massachusetts.

Born on December 9, 1931, in Boston, he prepared for college at Thayer Academy in South Braintree, MA, and became a member of Chi Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1953, he joined the Norfolk County Trust Company in Brookline, MA, before serving as an officer in the U.S. Army. For some years he worked in Missouri, and in 1967 moved back to Massachusetts to become a sales engineer in the medical electronics life systems group of Bourns, Inc. of Ames, IA. For 10 years, he was the comptroller at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. In 1970, he became an instructor of fencing at the Center for Creative Arts in Medfield, MA, where he lived for many years. He is survived by his wife, Madeline Greely; a son, Christopher W. Greely of Bridgewater, MA; two daughters, Dorothea Ayrton of Derry, NH, and Lisa Van Ness of Plymouth, MA; three stepchildren, Judy Mannone of Maynard, MA, Joanne Chuisa of Woburn, MA, and Joyce Exel of Woburn; a sister, Joan Greely of Mt. Pleasant, MI; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.