Monson/Wilbraham-Yolanda M. Grieve, 99, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2022 surrounded by love of family. Yolie was born February 25, 1923 in Holyoke to the late Anthony and Nellie (Gionfriddo) English. She moved to Monson in 1951 after she married her late husband David W. Grieve. Yolie worked at Holyoke Savings Bank for a short period of time and later she was a sales associate at Sears in Eastfield for twenty years. She was a volunteer for the Red Cross blood bank in Monson. She enjoyed line dancing and strength classes. Yolie was a member of the First Church of Monson, Congregational where she was active with the Hearts Willing Group, and a Trustee of the Lenora Stiles Scholarship Fund. She was passionate about New England sports, especially the Celtics and Red Sox.
Yolie was predeceased by her husband in 1987, David W. Grieve. She leaves her children, Nancy J. Peloquin and her husband Donald of Holland, Cynthia Grieve of Plymouth, and Peter W. Grieve and his wife Carol of Topsfield; five grandchildren, Matthew Peloquin and his wife Rebecca of Warren, Adam Peloquin and his wife Madeline of Roslindale, Alexander Grieve of Washington, DC, David Porter Grieve and his wife Anna of Boston, Graham Grieve of San Francisco, CA ; six great grandchildren and very dear and caring neighbors, Rodney and Meechie Peterson of Monson. Yolie was predeceased by her siblings, Alfred English, Frank English and Mary English.
The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to the staff and residents at Orchard Valley, for the kindness and compassionate care that Yolie received over the past 7 years.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lombard Funeral Home of Monson. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 5th, 2022 from 4-7pm at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held Friday, May 6th at 10am in the First Church of Monson, 5 High Street with burial to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery all in Monson.
In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation in memory of Yolanda Grieve to the First Church of Monson, Congregational, 5 High St, Monson MA 01057 or to the Monson Rotary Scholarship Fund PO Box 145 Monson, MA 01057.
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