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Jeffrey R. Brogan
  • Melrose Emergency Fund
    c/o Mayor's Office
    562 Main St.
    Melrose , MA 02176

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My job requires a lot of keys, and I have spent a lot of time at the Whittemore over the years, copying keys. Getting a chance to chat with Jeff as he made my keys was always a highlight of the day! Always so friendly and enthusiastic, his love of life was inspiring. As I continue to get my keys copied at Whittemore in the future, I will always be thinking of Jeff, and feel lucky to have shared in a little bit of his life.

Posted by: Penny Jones - Melrose, MA - Friend   Mar 04, 2018

So sorry to hear of your husband's passing, Jill. Prayers being said for Jeffrey's soul, and for you and the children. Blessings, Rosalea Donahue

Posted by: Rosalea Donahue - Isle of Palms, SC - friend   Mar 03, 2018

I have lived in Melrose the past four years and have been graced many, many times by Jeff's presence and genuine conversation at Whittemore's. My knowledge on home improvement is virtually useless, which I am sure Jeff quickly learned!

Like everyone who has learned about this terrible news, I am in shock and send my deepest prayers & condolences to the Brogan family. On that note, my most recent extended conversation with Jeff took place last summer. I was a wreck

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Posted by: J.R. Fallon - Melrose, MA - Friend   Feb 28, 2018

It was always a pleasure to see Jeff at the hardware store and around Melrose. May he rest in Heaven's Peace. Our prayers and sympathy.
Anthony & Ying Brach and Family

Posted by: Anthony Brach - Melrose, MA   Feb 26, 2018

I cannot believe Jeff is no longer with us. I started going to Whitemore two years ago, when I wanted to save money and refresh my kitchen cabinets. Jeff and Arthur taught me all I needed to know. Then went back to Jeff to learn about sanding radiator covers, grouting tile....

I was just in the store the day before he died, picking up more products. I had no idea I would never see him again.

He always made time to explain,

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Posted by: Maria Granfield - Melrose, MA - Acquaintance   Feb 25, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about your husband's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything I can do for you please reach out. You are being held in my heart.

Posted by: Lea Austen - Charleston, SC - Friend   Feb 24, 2018

To the Brogan Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. Know that Jeff contributed many memories during his time here. Sincerely, The Gentile Family (Mark, Lisa, Mark, Christian, and Nina).

Posted by: A friend   Feb 23, 2018

Bro! We all grieve from your passing. A piece has been taken from all of us. Brett said it best, Uncle Jeff liked to play (invent) games. He was a lot of fun to go on vacation with. You will be sorely missed. God bless you and your immediate family. We all grieve together. We hope that someday we are all reunited in heaven and perhaps play some more.
Noel, Nancy, Brett, Lauren, and Melanie (and family)

Posted by: Noel Gabrielle - Orange, CT - Family   Feb 23, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear about Jeff. I didn't know him well, but I often spoke to him when he was chatting to Harald. I lived across from Harald on Lincoln Street. He was a great help always. He'll be missed.

Posted by: Beverly Hinckley - Wakefield, MA - Neighbor   Feb 23, 2018

When we visited Melrose to see our son and family I frequently went to the hardware store. So sad that Jeffrey passed away! Such a kind en helping man!

I am sadden to read about Jeffrey' s passing. When we visited our son and family in Melrose I frequently spoke Jeffrey in rhe hardware store. So kind and helpful! Thank you so much.

Posted by: Gerard Wollenberg - De Meern, the Netherlands   Feb 22, 2018