Grace C. (Morelli) Pavone

  • Born: February 19, 1919
  • Died: May 10, 2020
  • 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 Grace by adding your memories.

Grace C. (Morelli) Pavone died at her home in Melrose on May 10, 2020. She was 101 years of age. Grace was born in Boston on February 19, 1919 to the late Donato & Josephine (Filippone) Morelli, was raised in Malden and attended trade school. Mrs. Pavone has been a resident of Melrose for 70 years and worked as a traffic supervisor for the City of Melrose for 25 years.

Grace was a longtime member of Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Wakefield where she was a member of the Ladies Guild at church. She enjoyed sewing, going out dancing with her late husband Joe and their friends, taking cruises and trips to Hawaii and the Caribbean. But above all she cherished her times spent with her family.

Mrs. Pavone was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Pavone. Loving mother of Therese Hickey & her husband Kevin of Melrose, Lorraine Priestley & her husband Edward of Melrose and Joseph D. Pavone & his wife Bonnie of Revere. Cherished grandmother of Kerri, Joseph, Katie, Amanda & Nicholas. Proud great grandmother of Christopher, Chris, Kylee, Brady, Brianna & Riley Joe. Caring sister of the late Mary Ciardi, Carmen Morelli, Frank Morelli and Samuel Morelli. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation and interment at Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions in Grace's name may be made to Local Heroes, P.O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887. Please send the family a card, drop a card at the funeral home for the family or send a message of condolence on Grace's webpage


Condolence & Memory Journal

To the family of Grace
For the first 15 years following my dad's death My mother and I would attend the 4:30 Saturday mass at MBS .Grace would sit in front of us or sometimes in the same pew but where ever she sat her smile would always brighten my mother's mood .I am sure their shared Italian heritage had something to do with the connection but I think It really was the fact that they were both widows. I was amazed that in her 90s Grace could still drive .In June of 2019 I lost my mother Josephine but have still kept up the Saturday mass schedule .As I walk down the aisle to my "usual seat" and see the familiar faces I also remember the faces that are no longer with us.
God bless

Dante C Crescenzi

Posted by DANTE CRESCENZI - MELROSE, MA - Acquaintance   May 17, 2020

I met Grace a year ago , she and my mom shared a room at a rehab in woburn. It was easy to see that Grace was a fun and loving lady, who had a beautiful family and many friends. I am so happy that my path in life crossed with Grace . My Mom Pauline Pepe asked me to send her condolences to you all. Pauline has wonderful memories of there friendship. A shout out to Teresa who would bring Grace special treats and always brought enough to share with Pauline . Bless you all xo

Posted by Brenda Cordeau - Melrose - Acquaintance   May 16, 2020

Lorraine, we are so sorry to hear about your Mother. The few times we met her were always enjoyable. She had such a great smile and outlook on life. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Nancy and Drew

Posted by Nancy MacLeod - Lake Havasu City, AZ - Friend   May 15, 2020

To Grace's family,

Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers st this most difficult time

Posted by Kevin & Maria Doherty - Wilmington, MA - Friend   May 13, 2020

Dear Lorraine and family-
Our sincere condolences-
Mark And Tammie DeCroteau

Posted by Mark DeCroteau - Melrose, MA - Neighbor   May 13, 2020

Gracie You where the best mother in law a guy could ever ask for. Sorry I can not be there to tell you good bye That I loved you and I will miss you

Posted by Kevin Hickey - Melrose, MA - Family   May 13, 2020

Dear Therese, Lorraine, and Joe,
Your Mother was a lovely woman who raised a beautiful family. I have so many memories of Grace (Mrs. Pavoni) when I was a child growing up in the neighborhood. The famous block party and all the delicious food. Your mother and father sitting on our front porch talking to my parents about the old days in the "village". Sneaking up to Cedar rock and your mother telling us to get down before we fall. Watching your mother looking so smart in her police woman's uniform walking to work everyday. But most of all her beautiful smile and friendly greeting everytime she passed us kids playing on the street. Mrs. Pavoni is the last Of her generation on our street and she will be missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with you,
Joan(Santilli) Forrest

Posted by Joan (Santilli) Forrest - Groveland, MA - Neighbor   May 12, 2020

We are so sorry for your lose. May we all live as long as Grace did.

Posted by Donald & Phyllis Elias - Boca Raton, FL - Friend   May 12, 2020

Dear Therese,

You have our deepest condolences for the loss of your mom. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Love,
Don & Lauren Elias

Posted by Don & Lauren Elias - Pelham, NH - Family Friend   May 11, 2020

Sending you all lots of Love. We have many, many fond memories of Gracie. She was a legend!!
Xoxo

Posted by Anne Manna - Reading, MA - Friend   May 11, 2020

So sorry for your loss. She was an amazing women. Sending hugs and prayers

Posted by Cheryl Riley - Friend   May 11, 2020


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 - Melrose, MA   May 11, 2020


Family Album


Family Album


Family Album


Family Album


Family Album


Family Album


Family Album


Family Album


Family Album


Family Album


Family Album


Family Album


Family Album


Family Album


Family Album


Family Album


Family Album