Lillian E. (Carney) Parrish

  • Born: April 14, 1917
  • Died: July 5, 2019
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Lillian by adding your memories.

Lillian E. (Carney) Parrish, passed away at the Oosterman's Rest Home in Melrose on July, 5, 2019 at 102 years of age. Lillian was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1935. She was a lifelong Melrose resident and member of St. Mary's Church. Lillian was a former Chairman of the motor services at the Red Cross and also volunteered at the Red Cross for many years. She worked at Kennedy's Butter & Egg store in Melrose during WWII, ran the Melrose Wakefield Hospital coffee shop, volunteered at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital for many years and ran minstrels show at the Melrose Knights of Columbus. Lillian was the beloved wife of the late Charles L. Parrish for 71 years. Caring sister of the late William Carney, John Carney, Phillip Carney and Margaret "Peg" Carney. Sister in law of Dolores Carney. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Thursday, July 11th from 8:30AM – 9:30AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Lillian's memory to St. Mary's Church, 46 Myrtle St., Melrose, MA 02176.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Lillian - you were always so kind to me when I moved to Leonard Road with two little ones back in 1995. Thank you for always "looking out" for me and my boys, lending a comforting ear during difficult times and especially all the wonderful stories you shared with me about growing up in Melrose and later as a young bride living on Leonard Road.

You watched my boys grow up and I remember how you would always laugh at their antics. You were very much like the grandmother they didn't have and for that, I thank you.

I will miss you.

(34 Leonard Road)

Posted by Victoria DeCicco - Melrose, MA - Neighbor   July 10, 2019

You were like an Aunt to us growing up on Leonard Rd .... Thanks for all the Love & Cookies ... You will be forever be in our Hearts ....

Posted by Patricia (Muse) Deasy - Quincy, MA - Family Friend   July 09, 2019

Aunt Lilly we love you. Thank you for being there for me since the day I was born. Will miss all your worldly advice.

Posted by Marcia Henderson - Alton, NH - Family   July 06, 2019

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    July 06, 2019

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