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“Lun was my friend. We lived across the street and would often visit with her and Edna. She will be dearly missed and always loved. God Bless! ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: John MacLean - Logan, AL - Friend

“Lun was my aunt by marriage. Not ever having an aunt before she surpassed any idea I had of one. We both loved pets and sometimes I'd go with her to...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Amy Bryan-Mollins - Freedom, NH

“So sorry for your loss. Have many memories of the three sisters always together on Fairmount Street. Mrs. Berube, Aunt Edna, and Aunt Lun! Sitting...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy and Chuck Childress - MA

“I was saddened to hear of the passing of my Mom's (Barbara McLaughlin) friend - Helen....who was no relation to us, but fondly known as Auntie Lun...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Tim McLaughlin - Friendship, ME

“So sorry for your loss. Lun was a wonderful lady who will be missed! ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Donna Canada - Melrose, MA

“Helen was a kind, caring, wonderful lady. She was so easy to talk to and her sense of humor was terrific. She was a good friend to my Dad Edward Shea...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Trish (Shea) Westover - NH

“Dear Lun I will miss you so much I hope when you get to heaven all the animals that you cared for will greet you just like they did on earth.Love...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Helen Harris - Stoneham, MA

“Dear Auntie Lun- You were loved by everyone. You took wonderful care of people and their animals- always there to lend a helping hand and create...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Terry DeLuca - Melrose, MA

“Oh Lun... what can I say?! You were a dear friend of my moms; she considered you, Helen and Peggy family; you have been a part of my life, and my...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Jennifer Banuskevich (Martha Carrolls daughter) - NH

“To All , we are so sorry for your loss.. Aunt Helen was such a light in a room, always so nice and cheerful....she will truly be missed all year...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Laura Connors - Medford, MA

“You were a best friend to my mother, Natalie, and a favorite, special person to Jane and me. You alway took care of people; now God will take care...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Richard & Jane Skaare - PA

“words cannot express how the Forest and Willard street neighborhood feels about our Lun, she was a family member to each of us, the number of times...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Lynn Cunningham - melrose, MA

“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 »
13 of 13 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Helen "Lun" (Cassell) Walker passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on November 11, 2016. She was 82 years of age. Helen was born in Malden on July 3, 1934. Helen was raised in Malden, attended Malden Schools and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 40 years. Mrs. Walker worked at Scully Signal for 18 years in Wilmington and then in the housekeeping department at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for 10 years. Lun loved dogs, cats and animals in general and was always there to care for the pets of all her family & neighbors. Helen enjoyed taking trips up to York Beach in Maine to visit her niece Debbie & family and loved to go out to eat and play Keno with all her family and friends. She had a great sense of humor, was loved dearly by all her family and neighbors and was considered a second mother to all her nieces & nephews. Helen was the daughter of the late David & Helen Cassell. Sister of Edna Mollins of Melrose, Donald Cassell of Everett, the late Margaret "Peg" Berube & her husband Robert Berube of Melrose and the late Arlene Arenes. Former wife of the late Robert E. Walker. Also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 2:00-5:00PM. Funeral from Gately Funeral Home on Monday at 9:00AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Herbert St. Melrose, at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.