Condolence & Memory Journal

A very sweet lady , early memory of just that as a teenager.
God bless her she raised a beautiful family.

Posted by Matthew Flynn - Melrose, MA - Acquaintance   March 06, 2018

Dear Andrew and Family,
I was so sorry to see you lost your beloved Mom. She was always so sweet me. I will always remember her lovely smile and sunny personality.
God bless,
Ellen DiGiovanni Meehan

Posted by Ellen Meehan - Wakefield, MA - Family Friend   February 01, 2018

Dear Stanley family,
I was so sad to hear of Rita's passing. I have many lovely memories
of her during her visits to Miami when Jane and Chris lived here, and
of a few visits I had with her and Jack in Massachusetts. My condolences
and love to all of you ..
Susan Mcgrath

Posted by susan mcgrath - FL - Friend   January 08, 2018

Laura and family,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. She and your Dad were wonderful neighbors here at Towne Estates. Enjoyed many afternoons sitting outside with both of them over the years. Your Mom loved to mention how you and I had gone to school together and how I use to be neighbors with their best friends the Barretts from Fairmount Street. They were a very special couple Who loved talking about all their children. Will miss seeing her "race" around the property with her walker. She certainly could move! Wishing you comfort in the days ahead.

Posted by Kathy Hall Childress - Melrose, MA - Neighbor   January 06, 2018

Deepest sympathy to Rita's family.may she Rest In Peace.
Saw her walking not too long ago.

Posted by Mary O' Leary - Melrose, MA - Neighbor   January 06, 2018

Brian,Elaine,Diane,and family Very sorry to hear about your mom, many fond memories of happy times

Posted by Rich ( Yogi ) Giannelli - Melrose, MA - Friend   January 05, 2018

Aunt Rita will be sorely missed by many. She was a talented homemaker.
Her wonderful sense of humor and quick smile made the people who were fortunate to know her realize what a wonderful and kind lady she always was.
As her niece I enjoyed her and Jack's home and children for many years.
Fond memories of family get together so long ago.
May she find peace and love in heaven.

Posted by Catherine Maher - Raleigh, NC - Family   January 05, 2018

Dear Stanley's,

My memories of Aunt Rita will always center around her compassion and generosity. Erin and I are very sorry for your loss.

Tom Flynn

Posted by Tom Flynn - Brookline, MA - Family   January 04, 2018

Aunt Rita and Uncle Jack's children, my cousins...was so sorry to hear about your Moms passing. She Was always so kind to Us, Doug and Joyce's children. Especially the way she would stop in to see my mother. She Was a kind and caring woman.

Posted by Cynthia Maher Rendell - Paisley, FL - Family   January 03, 2018

Dear Laura and Stanley siblings ,
So sorry to read of your heartache. Such a difficult time in our life when we say goodbye to a parent. Hope you all find comfort knowing your Mom & Dad are reunited and at peace . Special prayers for my Melrose friends from 51 Poplar.
Fondly, Tommy Prendergast

Posted by Tom Prendergast - Sandwich, MA   January 03, 2018


Dear Pat
Please accept our condolences on the loss of your Mother, Rita. May she Rest In Peace.

Posted by John and Chris Roberts - Wellesley Hills, MA - Friend   January 03, 2018

Dear Laura & family,

Sending my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved mother. She was such a lovely woman. I have many fond recollections of all the fun times spent with you on Poplar Street, your parents were always so welcoming. Take solace in the fact they are now reunited. May all your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.

With love and sympathy,
Lauren XO

Posted by Lauren Prendergast Applegate - CHARLOTTE, NC - Friend   January 03, 2018

Patty, Brian, Elaine, Diane, Laura, Jane & Andrew,

My deepest condolences for your loss. Thinking of you.


Posted by Pamela Maher - Los Gatos, CA - Family   January 02, 2018

Patty, Brian, Elaine, Diane, Laura, Jane and Andrew,

I am very sorry for the loss of your mom.
She was a great mother!
She was such a wonderful Aunt and she was always so nice.
I always looked forward to going to your house to see her.
I can remember playing with the doll clothes that she made for your dolls.
She and your dad were such lovely people.
My deepest sympathy to you and your families.

Posted by Deirdre Flynn - brooklyn, CT   January 02, 2018


Dear Elaine,
Please accept my deepest condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. It's clear to see from your mom's photo and her obituary that she is was a beautiful lady inside and out, who was very much loved. Fortunately she continues to live on through her beautiful daughter.
With all of my love and sympathy,
~ Almerinda

Posted by Almerinda Silva - Tyngsboro, MA - Friend   January 02, 2018


I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With deepest sympathy. -Heidi Horahan

Posted by Heidi Horahan - MA - Coworker   January 02, 2018

Dear Elaine and Family,
I am very saddened to hear about the death of your beloved Mom.
Sincerely, AmyJean McKeown

Posted by AmyJean McKeown - Melrose, MA - Coworker   January 02, 2018


The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call on us at anytime as we are always available to you.

Posted by John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague    January 02, 2018