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Ellen M. (Woods) Guiry
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  • Children's Hospital
    300 Longwood Ave.
    Boston, MA 02115

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“May the family hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times you shared together as you celebrate a wonderful life well lived and loved by...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: GP

“Nana was always happy especially when she was with her family. She was always super honest, i.e. "The dress makes you look fat." and she was a great...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Jenn Guiry - Arlington, MA

“Ellen was a woman that was so full of life and smiles. She was surrounded by a family that loved her and will miss her dearly. God bless, Ellen and...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Leo and Sandy Geddry - Norway, ME

“Thinking of all of the good times with my Uncle Pat and you back in the good old days in Dorchester. Rest in peace Aunt Ellen it was good to see you...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: John Cunnally - Mount Dora, FL

“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 »
5 of 5 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Ellen M. (Woods) Guiry passed away at Glen Ridge Nursing Home in Medford on January 29, 2017, she was 90 years of age. Ellen was born in Boston, raised in Dorchester and graduated from Dorchester High School,. Mrs. Guiry lived in Stoneham for 6 years, Medford for 35 years, Las Vegas for 17 years and in Melrose since 2007. Ellen worked as an administrator at the Teradyne Company in Boston for 25 years and part-time at Weight Watchers in Boston and in Las Vegas for 30 years. While working in Boston Ellen would attend Mass at Arch Street every morning prior to going to work. She was an avid Ten Pin Bowler for over 50 years playing in Medford and Las Vegas , was an excellent seamstress and baker even though she was blind with biscuits being her specialty. Ellen had a great sense of humor and was feisty right up until the end. But above all she was so proud of her family and cherished the times spent with them. Mrs. Guiry was the devoted wife of the late Patrick Cunnally & the late Thomas A. Guiry. Beloved mother of James Guiry & his wife Diane of Melrose, the late Thomas F. Guiry & his wife Cheryl Guiry of Everett and the late Katherine & Richard Guiry. Caring sister of William Woods & his wife Judith of Falmouth and the late George Woods, Mary Woods & Dorothy Walsh. Cherished grandmother of Kathryn Castle & her husband Andrew of Stow, Monica Boudreau & her husband Martin of Chelmsford, James Guiry & his wife Tracy of Middleton, Brian Guiry & his wife Sandy of Everett and Jennifer Guiry & her partner Vicky Waltz of Arlington. Also survived by 9 loving great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 PM. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 9:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Incarnation Church, 425 Upham St. Melrose at 10:00 AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment at Veteran Memorial Cemetery in Nevada will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Ellen's name to Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115.