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Ellen D. (Gray) Will

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“I'll always remember our time at our cottage and cookouts at beverlys when I saw you last May you Rest In Peace love always Carolinda ”
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Ellen D. (Gray) Will, of Melrose, died at her home on July 30, 2017 at the age of 73. Ellen was born in Plymouth, NH, raised in Lincoln, NH and a graduate of Cambridge Rindge & Latin in Cambridge. She resided in Concord for several years and Somerville & Melrose for many years. Ellen worked for Roger's Foam Factory in Somerville for several years and the Highland Café in Malden for many years. She loved to read books, play bingo and spending time at Foxwoods casino. Ellen enjoyed traveling on many cruises to Bermuda, Bahamas, Montreal, Toronto, Nova Scotia, North Conway and Yarmouth on Cape Cod. Ellen was the beloved wife of Richard T. Will for 55 years. Loving mother of Kimberlie Nikou & her husband John of Melrose. Caring sister of Maureen Haley & her husband William of Leominster and the late Mickey Falter Grandmother of Kayla Nikou of Melrose. Great grandmother of John Nikou. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Ellen Will may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital in support of lung cancer research. Gifts can be made online at https://giving.massgeneral.org/donate/or mailed to the MGH Development Office, attention: Carrie Powers, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114. Checks made payable to Massachusetts General Hospital. Please include in memory of Ellen Will on the memo line.