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Dr. Edward R.  Boyd
  • Milano Senior Center
    201 W. Foster St.
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“Ed was a good friend and colleague. He was generous, caring and a wonderful clinician. One of my fondest memories was our families visiting with the...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Hy Kempler - Chestnut Hill, MA

“Maura, Meg and all of the Boyd Clan, My heart and prayers are with you all as you prepare to send your Dad off to be with the love of his life in...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Sue Daly

“So sorry on the passing of your DadSo many memories of the Boyd's on the corner of Washington St ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Rafferty (Pedrelli) - NH

“I will miss you Uncle Ed. Thank you for helping me get into the Air Force Academy and for believing in me (and that I could write). I remember you...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Kathleen Harrington - CO - Family

“Amy, Ellie, and all the Boyd family,Again, eight months later. sending sincere condolences on the loss of another parent. As I said before, it's...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Lauren Prendergast Applegate - SC

“Sorry for your loss. He is missed as he was a great neighbor when he lived here.. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Bill Huntress - melrose, MA

“Peter and family we r so sorry for the loss of ur dad. He's with his beloved now and at peace. Sincerely Paul an Elin Babin ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Elin Babin - Nahant, MA - Friend

“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....Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Dr. Edward R. Boyd, of Melrose, died at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester on August 15, 2019 at the age of 88. Dr. Boyd was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1948. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt aircraft carrier from 1948-1952. Ed went on to Boston University and earned his Associates in Arts degree in 1953, Bachelors in Education in 1957, Masters in Education in 1969 and a Doctorate in Education in 1973. He resided in Melrose since 1963 and was a member of Bellevue Golf Club in Melrose for over 25 years. Dr. Boyd worked as the Executive Director for the Gifford School in Weston from 1976-1987, Staff Psychologist from 1989-1992, Clinical Director from 1992-1995 and Senior Clinical Consultant from 1995-2001 at the North Essex Mental Health Center in Newburyport. Mr. Boyd served as an Adjunct Professor teaching Group Psychotherapy at Lesley University from 2001-2003. Dr. Boyd was a retired member of the American Psychological Assoc, The Mass. Psychological Assoc. and the American Orthopsychiatry Association. He was a former Assistant Principal for the Manville School at the Judge Baker Guidance Center in Boston, on the board of the Harbor Schools in Newburyport, Director of the Dearborn School in Cambridge and ran Camp Wideko in Hillsborough, NH. Ed was an Editor & writer for the Melrose Mirror, enjoyed playing golf for over 30 years and his last round of golf was with his friends called the "Riley's Raiders. Dr. Boyd was the beloved husband of the late Catherine P. (Harrington) Boyd for over 60 years. Loving father of Ellen McIntosh & her husband Jeff of NH, Elizabeth Boyd Garrett of WA, Maura Feener of Gloucester, Michael Boyd & ... READ MORE →