Gary John Munroe, age 55

of Holbrook

Gary John Munroe, age 55

Gary John Munroe, age 55, of Holbrook, died unexpectedly, Sunday, June 25, 2023 at South Shore Hospital, in the comfort of his loving family.

Gary was born in Quincy, raised and educated in Holbrook, and was a graduate of Holbrook High School, Class of 1985. He lived in Holbrook for most of his life.

He was employed for over ten years as vice-president of operations for the Digney York Company of Virginia, a hotel renovation firm. Gary was also the well-known founder and owner of Munroe Commercial Renovations in Holbrook for twenty-five years. He had a reputation as being a hard-working, dedicated and reliable individual.

Gary was totally devoted to his family and friends. He proudly supported all his children’s activities and accomplishments, helping as an assistant baseball coach, and never missing any of his children’s games. He was always there for his friends.

Beloved husband for twenty-two years of Julie L. (Lamb) Munroe.

Devoted father of Bailey Ann Munroe, Gary Carter Munroe, and Tiffani M. Ewell, all of Holbrook.

Loving son of Linda A. (Carter) Munroe of Holbrook and the late Gary R. Munroe.

Dear brother of Debra L. Munroe of Holbrook.

Much-loved uncle and godfather of Jason T. Munroe and great uncle and godfather of Pamella B. Munroe Vayda, both of Holbrook.

Son-in-law of Robert Lamb of East Bridgewater and brother-in-law of Robert Lamb, Jr. and his family of Norwell.

Gary is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, June 30, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted at Christ Church Episcopal, 12 Quincy Avenue, Quincy, on Saturday, July 1, at 10 o’clock. Reverend Clifford R. Brown, Rector, will officiate. Interment to follow at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Gary’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.


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  • I will see you again!

  • With prayers and sympathy to Gary’s family. May God’s loving compassion surround and support them now and in the days to come.
    Eternal rest grant unto him, O God, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy, love, and grace of God, rest in peace, and rise in glory.

  • Julie, Bailey, Carter and Linda May you find comfort with family and friends

  • My sincere condolences to you and your family. You all will remain in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.

  • Gary, I hope you knew, but I wish I could have told you how much I respected and appreciated you. Thanks for being such a great boss and mentor for me early in my career. You taught me so many valuable lessons. I’m thankful we kept in touch and your memory will continue to live on through the stories and memories we share. My sympathy, thoughts, and prayers go out to your family and friends. With love and respect, David Simez

  • Please accept our condolences. Losing the one you love is so hard. And so we are praying for you and your family, for peace, for comfort, for whatever you need right now. Our hearts go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

  • My Favorite Bostonian
    I’ve admired your kindness and willingness to listen without hesitation for over 20 years
    My Heart is broken as I loose a second brother, I will miss u Dearly

  • My condolences to the entire Munroe family. Gary was a wonderful man and a joy to be around. I always looked forward to speaking with him and having the opportunities to sit down and share a drink or dinner. He will be sorely missed.

  • I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your son, father, brother. There are no words at this time to heal the sorrow in your hearts. Our prayers are with you, our love is with you.
    Your family has such deep faith and I know that is what will carry you through. May God bless each and everyone of you.

  • So Sorry and Sad to read this , Gary was a Great guy ! Sending prayers to his family &Friends

  • Julie, Bailey, Carter and the entire Munroe/Lamb family. Words just do not do any justice to express how deeply saddened we are over Gary’s passing. The memories of the business trips to Nashville, Austin and the business events that we went to are what I remember most. I pray that the memories you have will help you through this difficult time. We are here for you if you need us. Much sympathy & love, Julie & Pat Moore

  • We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Gary. We had the opportunity to work with him on many projects, he was hard working and equally tough, but he always treated us fairly and respectfully. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends and to his colleagues at Digney.

  • Our thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow following the loss. Gary was well a respected partner on all our mutual projects, he will truly be missed. We would like to wish you comfort during this difficult time, and my deepest sympathies go to you and your family.
    On behalf of our entire team, please accept our deepest sympathies.
    Nationwide Hospitality Plumbing, LLC.

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Please remember the wonderful times spent with Gary. May it provide you comfort and peace. May God bless and watch over you and your family always.

  • Linda and Julie
    There are no words. May God wrap his arms around you in your time of grief.

  • Gary Munroe was sincere, kind, and hard working. And tho our matched tempers may have occasionally flared, we were always able to work thru every issue and over 14+ years cemented a long term friendship based on mutual admiration, honesty and respect.

    I will continue to look back fondly on the many stories strewn together across projects all around the country, our collaborations, our great teams, our occasional disagreements (and ur fire engine red flush 😂), our hearty laughter over celebratory drinks and what constituted as dinner for Gary — plain grilled chicken breast or hockey puck beef— 😂😂😂, our many work hurdles and triumphs and all with that impish smile and Irish Bostonian accent!

    Julie, Bailey, Gary, Tiffani, and Linda, my deepest condolences go out to each of you and the rest of the family for your tremendous loss. I know Gary took great pride in and loved his family first and foremost and he worked tirelessly to get the job done right and as quickly as possible to go home to those he loved.

    Wishing you peace and comfort during these days. May you reminisce and cherish all of the wonderful memories and laughter shared over the many seasons even if they were not near long enough.

    Gary, ‘you were wicked cool, know what I’m saying!’ See you on the other side my friend 🥲

  • I wish we had more time, but I will cherish all the time we did have. I can hear your voice clearly in my mind now never really thought about it before ” hey buddy how’s it going”. In hindsight It would of been better to call you on fathers instead of a lame bland text. I am very frustrated and stressed out by the flight time I have booked. I am trying to get it fixed, feels like I shouldn’t talk about that part. I’m just so frustrated and irritated by it right now on top of the whole ordeal. I really am hopeful it was unnecessary and I can switch to leave tomorrow.

  • Gary my dear friend, Your passing has left an enormous emptiness that will be hard to fill. You will always live in my memories through all the good times we had together. You were a mentor and an older brother to me. You were someone I deeply admire and respected.
    I can not stop thinking that you left us to soon and with a broken heart all I can do is wish I could had the opportunity of seeing you before our God desired to called you to his side.
    I cannot emagine how devastered all your family members and friends most feel like. My heart and prayers go out to them in this difficult time.
    My most sincere condolences to the Monroe family.

  • I love you, I wish we had more times together, I will cherish the time we did have. I can hear your voice clearly right now ” hey buddy, how’s it going?.” With your hands in your pockets. I never had it so distinguished in my head before. All of it doesn’t feel real yet, It would of been better to have called you on fathers day rather than a text. I think the message and lesson in all of this is dont take today for granted because you might not have it tomorrow. -love Joe

  • I am so sorry for your sudden loss. I worked with Gary, however I did not know him well. I just wanted to share my condloences and let you know your family is in my prayers.

  • To the Munroe family, You all have my deepest condolences for the loss of Gary. Just know that he is in a better place now. I was proud to have known Gary, he was a very good man, and he will missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

  • With a heavy heart, I want to pass along my sincere condolences to you and your family. Keeping you all in my thoughts. My deepest sympathy.
    Patti Letendre-

  • To Gary’s family, our deepest sympathies as heartfelt condolences at this tragic loss.

    To all at Digney York, your loss is our loss.
    Gary was an ‘old School’ gentleman, full of integrity where where his word was his bond.
    He will be sorely missed.
    We consider it an honor to have known him.

    Rest well, buddy !

  • Gary, One of the very best people we knew and loved. Your leaving us has hit us all hard, our little but very important friend group. You were more of a brother than a friend to Timmy and although life will never be the same , we will cherish our memories of you- a kind, loving, hard working , funny, proud of your family, there for everyone, sometimes silly friend. We will always surround Julie, Carter, Bailey, Tiff, and the rest of your family with support and love. We will never forget you and that unique laugh. May you rest in peace, love you.

  • Our hearts are broken at the loss of our dear, Gary.

  • Dear Linda and Family,
    We don’t have the words to express how deeply sorry we are for the untimely loss of Gary. We only hope you can take comfort in the many happy memories you all made as a Family. Gary was an amazing man. We know he will be forever in your hearts as of so many others. Sending Love and Prayers to all.
    God Bless!
    Vicki, Dean and Family