Worcester-Nathaniel B. Grenache, 18, passed away Friday, August 26. He leaves behind his mother Marcy Horton and her husband Mario of Worcester; his father Brian Grenache; siblings Austin Keegan and Fiancée Jessica Pohl, Makayla and Rachael Grenache; Marshaun and DeSeth Horton; Amelia and Brian Grenache. Bonus siblings Brianna, Isabel, Kaylee, Kiara, Jalycianna and Mario; his Maternal grandmother June Bianchini; his Paternal grandparents Kathleen Grenache and Sam and Roger Grenache and his wife, Linda and; his uncle Daniel Keegan; his Aunt Tara Rondeau and husband Ken; his Aunts Michele and Daniele Grenache; Uncle William Grenache and his wife Kerri; Numerous Cousins and friends as well as Nates Crew. For the moment, our shattered hearts gather strength from God's promise, we will be reunited with Nate in heaven one day and will enjoy the rest of eternity with him.
Nate Loved to be around people. He attended Major Edwards Elementary in West Boylston where everyone loved his infectious smile. He went on to attend Assabet Valley Collaborative in Westboro and Northboro. There he found his forever friends. They found bounds that only they could understand. The staff had taken him on and cared for him like one of their own. He was able to go out on outings with his classmates and attend the Special Olympics. Nate's joy came in the form of music. He loved the sounds and his deep laughter brought joy to everyone around him. Nate was a fighter. His beauty, gentleness, joy, and plain acceptance he gave was his forever gift to all.
We want to express our most heartfelt thanks to countless individuals (his extensive list of care providers, educators, friends, and family) that rallied around Nate during the best and worst times. Nate was able to say thank you by the imprint he left on every heart he touched. After Nates AVM life expectancy was not anticipated to be long. However, fortitude, strength, and endurance were given 16 more years enveloped in the love of family and friends. His family was privileged to spend time with him here on earth, to learn from his courage and marvel at joy and happiness in the face of struggle. Everyone around him will be eternally changed by his presence and temporally changed by his passing.
Nathan, nothing in this world could prepare us for losing you. You are our world. You made our homes glow, and love poured from your body. You are our boy. We were blessed with you from our father who took you home where you can now run free. You have walked on ahead of us, which we will never understand. We wish we could hold onto you forever. We are broken hearted, yet we are strong for you. You will forever be our man.” Our love will fly to you each night on angels’ wings, sweet dreams little man”. Rest in peace our baby. Daddy, Mommy and Mario.
Visiting Hours are Thursday, September 1 from 4 to 7pm at Callahan Fay Caswell Life Celebration Home. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, September 2 at 10am in St. John’s Church, 44 Temple St. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery, West Boylston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Assabet Valley Collaborative 28 Lord Road Marlborough, 01752.