Edna (Cassell) Mollins

  • Born: May 31, 1929
  • Died: February 27, 2020
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mrs. Edna (Cassell) Mollins, 90, of Melrose passed away at home on Thursday, February 27, 2020 with her loving family at her side after a lengthy illness. She is the wife of the late Richard T. Mollins.

Edna was born in Malden May 31, 1929, daughter of the late David Cassell and Helen Cassell-Goodman. She was a resident of Melrose for most of her life.

Edna worked for the City of Melrose at Wyoming Cemetery as the Assistant to the Superintendant of the Cemetery. She previously worked in City Hall.

She enjoyed playing Bingo, cards and scratching scratch tickets. She enjoyed spending time with her family and having lunch with her sisters.

Edna is survived by her four children Richard T. Mollins, Jr. and his wife Amy of Freedom, NH, Robert M. Mollins and his wife Theresa of Quincy, David J. "Danny" Mollins of Melrose and Debra A. Campbell of York, ME. Her brother Donald Cassell of FL. She is also survived by her cherished 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Edna is predeceased by her sisters the last Arlene Arens, Helen "Lun" Walker, Margaret "Peggy" Berube, her grandson Eric Campbell and her son-in-law Robert Campbell.

Graveside Service's will be Monday, March 2, 2020 at 12 PM. In Wyoming Cemetery, Sylvan St. Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry for your loss.....

Posted by Jack Rahilly - North Conway, NH - Family Friend   March 20, 2020

Dear loved ones of Edna,
I hope this poem brings you comfort during this time of sorrow.
Trish Shea Westover (daughter of Kay & Eddie Shea):

Near a shady wall a rose once grew,
Budded and blossomed in God's free light,
Watered and fed by the morning dew,
Shedding it's sweetness day and night.

As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
Slowly rising to loftier height,
It came to a crevice in the wall
Through which there shone a beam of light.

Onward it crept with added strength
With never a thought of fear or pride,
It followed the light through the crevice's length
And unfolded itself on the other side.

The light, the dew, the broadening view
Were found the same as they were before,
And it lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing it's fragrance more and more.

Shall claim of death cause us to grieve
And make our courage faint and fall?
Nay! Let us faith and hope receive--
The rose still grows beyond the wall,

Scattering fragrance far and wide
Just as it did in days of yore,
Just as it did on the other side,
Just as it will forever-more

Posted by Trish Shea Westover - Melrose, MA - Neighbor   March 06, 2020

Danny and family i am so sorry for your loss. My condolences sent to you.

Posted by Donna Giacalone - Melrose, MA - Acquaintance   March 05, 2020

So sorry to hear of the passing of Auntie Edna. Many fond memories of her with her sisters. Condolences and love to all of the family.

Posted by Kathleen Hall Childress - MELROSE, MA - Friend   February 29, 2020

To the entire Mollins family and David/

So sorry to hear of Edna'a passing. May she rest in peace. Sympathies to all.

Posted by frances fondulis - melrose, MA - Friend   February 29, 2020

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