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Gladys R. (Gullage) Murray

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“I am sorry to hear Glady past away! A wonderful obituary. Her picture brought a smile to my face as I am sure to my brothers too and reminded me of...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: David Mirra - York, ME - friend

“We are sorry to hear about the loss of Gladdy. She was our neighbor for many years on Granite Street in Melrose. My mother, Arlene Murphy, was very...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Kerry Murphy - Neighbor

“We are sorry to hear about the loss of Gladdy. She was our neighbor for many years on Granite Street in Melrose. My mother, Arlene Murphy, was very...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Kerry Murphy - Neighbor

“Diane & John & Frankie,I was very sad to hear of the loss of your beloved mom. Our moms were very close friends, (Barbara Breviglia). May God hold...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Sharon Ward - Marshfield, MA

“Just hearing of Gladys passing thinking of you all Diane ,John ,Frankie your mother was a great friend to my mother Barbara Breviglia I hope they are...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Barbara Jean Dunleavy - Tyngsboro, MA

“Diane Frank and JohnI was so saddened by the news that Mom passed. I was thinking of her the other day and when i googled her i learned of her...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Susan Rugoletti - Wimauma, FL

“Diane, Frank & John, So Sorry. This is so sad. I will miss auntie , her laugh, her kindness. I am so happy I...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Denise O'Donovan - Medford, MA

“To all of Gladys' beloved family,I'm so very sorry. I'm devastated to learn of Gladys' passing. She was one in a million!! So warm and welcoming,...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Catherine Carter - Cambridge, MA

“Diane, Frank & John-my sincere condolences on your mothers passing. She was a lovely and funny woman and I enjoyed knowing her.Lisa Howitt ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Lisa Howitt - Melrose, MA

“Sorry to hear about your Mom. I remember after the family moved into our old house on Beach Avenue so many years ago, my Mom was always saying what...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Maureen (Lynch) Noyes - Saugus, MA

“Frank, Johnny and the Murray Family, I am so sorry for your loss. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: John Spencer - Melrose, MA

“To the whole Murray family, The cliche she had a heart of gold fits Gladys to a tee. Sweet, kind, and SO easy to talk with. She always made...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Jack Foote - NH

“Gladys was a very special lady and a wonderful friend for more than 20 years. I will miss seeing her, her sense of humor and the great way she had of...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Sharon Worley - Naples, FL

“God and Jack have called you home, Glady. I picture you surrounded by your Mom and Dad, Warren, Baby Frankie, Lorraine, and all those Gullages, Quinn...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Fran Blackler - Venice, FL

“You will be in our memories forever Glady. You were fun and a joy to be around. Rest in peace and thankyou for letting us be part of your life.Love...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Michelle Coye - Billerica, MA

“Gladys, was a pleasure meeting you♥ Mary, always shared her love of you with me. Smiles. Seeing you at Tim's birthday party, and sharing a...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Patricia and Jim Crosby - MA

“Dear Diane, John and Frank Gladys was one of my best friends. I loved her and appreciated her advice and her unique way of looking at life and it's...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Mary O'Mullane - Bradford, MA

“You will be in our hearts forever. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Donna & Bob Helpin - Naples, FL

“Will miss my pal. ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Ann Wright - Naple, FL - Friend

“My most sincere condolences to you all ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Suzanne Murray - Merrimack, NH

“John and I are praying for peace and comfort. We will never forget what an awesome women she was. ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Pasha Plumley - Borger, TX

Gladys R. Murray (Gullage), 87, of Melrose, loving wife of the late John P. Murray, left this life and all of us for heaven on Sunday, April 5, 2020. She was greeted by her husband Jack Murray, her mother and father, Warren Gullage and Margaret Gullage (Quinn) of Somerville, brother and sister-in-law Warren and Ruthie Gullage of Somerville, sister and brother-in-law Lorraine and Joe Mooney of Belmont, and her younger brother Francis Gullage (Baby Frankie).

Glady was blessed in this life and truly enjoyed every minute of it. She was a mom, nannie, auntie, and a friend and neighbor to many. She loved her family, spending so many years at her home in Cape Neddick, with her husband, kids, and grandkids. She loved the sight of the Nubble lighthouse from the road, the sound of the ocean, the beach, and the beautiful sunsets from her deck. She also loved spooky movies, drinking wine, socializing at restaurants, and she especially loved scooping up all of the Beanie Babies she could find, much to Jack's displeasure.

In the retirement years, Jack and Glady enjoyed the winters in Florida, where they made many friends and enjoyed good times. It was there that she rediscovered her love for painting, after dabbling in it when her kids were younger. Her friends say she was a natural, creating some beautiful work that she displayed at the yearly art show. She loved talking to anyone and everyone. She was funny, feisty, opinionated, mischievous, loving and generous, and made people laugh. She was just plain fun and a gift to all of us who were fortunate enough to know her.

In the summer of 2018, Gladys and her family visited Ireland. She was so happy to have all of her kids and grandkids together in such a magical place. She was grateful for that time together and the great memories. This brought her so much joy.

Gladys is survived by her children, daughter Diane MacDonald of Melrose, son John Murray and Heidi Lang of Saugus, and son Frank Murray and wife Randi of Melrose. She is remembered lovingly by her grandchildren, Christina and her husband Jake, Johnny, Tommy, Joshua, Ryan, Zachery; great granddaughter, Abby; and, many beloved nieces and nephews, extended family and so many dear friends.

Because of these difficult times, services are private and reserved for immediate family. We realize there are many dear family and friends who are unable to pay their respects. The family will plan a celebration of life for Gladys at a later date when appropriate. We ask only for love and prayers for each of our communities and country, the heroes that are caring for our needs and keeping us fed, and most especially for our healthcare heroes on the frontlines. We are grateful for you.

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