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In Loving Memory of Arlene McGrory who died on 2/17/2020


Posted by: Karen Wheelock - Malden, MA - Spouse   Feb 12, 2021

Saddened to learn of Arlene's passing. She was a classmate at Russell Sage College and fellow nursing major. Later our paths crossed in the Boston area where we both worked in local hospital. She was an exemplary nurse, a most caring person and committed to her patients, her colleagues, wife and friends.


Posted by: Janet Jones    Apr 03, 2020

The fondest memories of my long time family friend. I feel a sadness that we lost connection, and I pray for the bese for Karen.


Posted by: NICHOLAS Nicky - Friend   Mar 12, 2020

Karen, I remember meeting you and Arlene at the Stoneham Theatre.
I enjoy Arlene's sense of humor and brave spirit. I am so sorry for your loss.
Kathy Melvin


Posted by: Kathleen Melvin - Melrose, MA - Acquaintance   Feb 24, 2020

Arlene took me under her wing when I was at Nursing School. She had amazing intuition and a brilliant mind. I will always be grateful she was there for me. May the Memory be a Blessing


Posted by: Mary Jane Levasseur - Cambridge, MA - Student   Feb 23, 2020

Dr. Arlene McGrory was a well-respected nurse faculty colleague at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Her research and teaching positively influenced hundreds of nursing students, now alumni, who are impacting healthcare today.


Posted by: Karen Devereaux Melillo - Lowell, MA - Coworker   Feb 23, 2020

I will miss you but have you in my heart


Posted by: Karen Wheelock - Malden, MA - Spouse   Feb 22, 2020

I met Arlene almost 50 years ago, when we both happened to be doing temp nursing work at the BI in Boston. Christmas came along, and since we were both heading to New Jersey, she generously offered to drive me home. We almost didn't make it. She was in the process of getting her book on dying published, I had had experience with many terminal cancer patients, so we got involved in a great conversation about how dying is a

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Posted by: Susan Horne - Burnsville, NC - friend   Feb 22, 2020

Karen and family,

I am so sorry to hear about Arlene's passing. I knew Arlene during her time as nursing supervisor at MEEI.

What I do Remember the most is the chats Arlene and I had in the nursing office. She was always quick to start a conversation and I will miss her wisdom and great stories of those times as MEEI. I was so glad when I came into work and saw Arlene was the Supervisor. When she saw me she

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Posted by: Annabelle Shields - Melrose, MA   Feb 21, 2020

Sincere condolences.

Claudia Freda
Briar Hill


Posted by: Claudia Freda - MALDEN, MA   Feb 20, 2020