Joshua Dryden, 25, of Worcester/Grafton


Obit Joshua DrydenWorcester/Grafton – Joshua Paul Richard Dryden, 25, passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016.

Joshua was born Aug. 3, 1991 in Worcester. He graduated from Grafton Memorial Senior High School. He studied HVAC/R from Porter and Chester Institute in Westborough.

Joshua had a passion for ski diving with his father. He loved to go on trips, go to dinner, and stay at home watching movies with his mom. He will be forever remembered for his infectious smile and hugs for everyone. He had a love for animals especially for his dogs, Pepa, Jake, Lucy, and Louie. He was his happiest when spending time with family and friends.

Joshua worked in professional window cleaning with Cliffhangers Inc. Window Cleaning, Boston, and landscaping with Be Green Landscaping, Grafton.

Joshua leaves his parents, Paul Dryden of Douglas and Paula (Richard) Dryden of Worcester. He is survived by his maternal grandparents, Paul Richard of Northborough and Alyce (Galligan) Richard of Worcester, and his paternal grandparents, Maureen (Carney) and Willis E. Dryden Jr. of Shrewsbury. He leaves a loving large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends.

All are welcome to gather with Josh’s family and friends for visiting hours Saturday, Aug. 27, from 1-5 p.m., at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., North Grafton. Funeral services and burial at Fairview Cemetery will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Dog Orphans, Inc., 90 Webster St., Douglas, MA 01516 or to any animal shelter of your choice in Joshua’s name to celebrate his love for animals.

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