Michael J. Grella

Age: 21
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: Specialist
Station: Joint Force Base Langley, Ft. Eustis, VA

Died While in Service: March 9, 2018

Medals & Commendations: Purple Heart, Army Commendation, National Defense, Afghanistan Campaign, Global War on Terror

Hometown: Gloucester, MA
Family: He is survived by his parents Joseph M. and Joanne A. (Verga) Grella of Gloucester; his sister, Jessica L. Grella of Gloucester; and his grandparents, Joseph and Mary Grella of Norwood and James and Rosalie Verga of Gloucester. He is also survived by his loving aunts and uncles, David and Kay Ahearn, and their son, Christopher and his wife, Molly of New York City; Marc Verga of Providence, R.I.; Richard and Tracy Grella of Foxboro, their daughter, Katrina of Manchester, N.H.; and Michael Grella of South Yarmouthport. He is also survived by many wonderful friends, including Fran and Anthony Giacalone, and their children, Joe and Vincent of Gloucester, and Lilly Kuhns, Dylan Webb, and Callie O’Leary, as well as many great-aunts, uncles and cousins.