Grogan, Christopher Jeffrey “Jeff”

C. Jeffrey GROGAN

1956 – 2021

C. Jeffrey GROGAN obituary, 1956-2021, Wellesley, MA

GROGAN, C. Jeffrey. Beloved husband and father Of Wellesley, died of a sudden cardiac event in his home on Friday, November 26, 2021. He was 65. Beloved husband of Kenyon Bissell Grogan; and devoted father of Alison Kenyon Grogan, 27, and Katherine Wilde Grogan, 21. Son of the late Richard Henry Grogan, MD, and the late Margaret Fitzgerald Grogan; brother of the late Fitzie Grogan Petersmeyer. He is also survived by his brother Richard Henry Grogan, Jr.; his sister-in-law Odile and their children, Alexandra Williamson, Nicholas Grogan, and Charlotte Croisier. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Gregg Petersmeyer; his sister-in-law Julie Petersmeyer, and their children, Wrede Petersmeyer, Whitney Segneri, Devon Johnson, and Caden Petersmeyer. He is also survived by his father-in-law, George Bissell; his brother-in-law, William Bissell, his sister-in-law Caroline Bissell, and his nephew Theo Bissell and niece Zora Bissell. He is also survived by Kenyon’s step-siblings, Leslie Talwar, Bruce Nolen, Brad Nolen, Lucy Rogan and their families and countless friends and colleagues he considered extended family. Jeff was born and raised in Wellesley, MA. He was a graduate of Tenacre Country Day School (1968), Noble & Greenough School (1974), and the United States Naval Academy (1978). He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy for 7 years. He earned his MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration (1987). Jeff enjoyed his work as a management consultant advising business and government leaders on strategy development and implementation, organizational strategy, and issues concerning competitiveness and security. Jeff had countless professional and personal endeavors over the years, but he was particularly proud of his years as a Managing Partner at Monitor Group; as a Trustee and President of the Board of Trustees at Noble & Greenough School; as a Trustee and President of the Corporation at Tenacre Country Day School; and as a member of the Parents’ Council at the University of Richmond. He was a Trustee and the Treasurer of The Fitzie Foundation, a memorial foundation in honor of his late sister. An avid cyclist, Jeff rode in the Pan Mass Challenge, raising money for cancer research at Dana-Farber for 13 years. Jeff brought his innate curiosity, contagious enthusiasm, deep wisdom, mischievous sense of humor, and enormous dedication to each of these endeavors, and so many more. Anyone who knew Jeff also knew that his greatest source of pride and joy was his family. Jeff’s life was typified by service to others: to his family, his country, to the organizations of which he was a part, and to his friends. His impact on all who were privileged to walk in his path is profound and enduring, and he will be deeply missed. Services will take place on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Family and friends are invited to a Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. at the Wellesley Village Congregational Church, 2 Central Street, Wellesley, immediately followed by Burial with military honors at Woodlawn Cemetery, 148 Brook Street, Wellesley, with a reception to follow. Donations in Jeff’s memory may be made to the Jeff Grogan Memorial Fund at Tenacre Country Day School, 78 Benvenue Street, Wellesley 02482 or online at Tenacre’s website. For those who cannot attend, the service of celebration for the life Jeff Grogan will be livestreamed at the following link: Service of celebration for the life Jeff Grogan

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