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Helen Theresa (Quinn) Melcher

Helen Theresa (Quinn) Melcher
  • April 28, 1929 - January 1, 2017
  • Melrose, Massachusetts
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“Helen was a very dear patient of mine at Dr. Cangiano's office in Medford. I will miss her. But I have happy memories of her appointments with me and...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Judy Dailey - Wakefield, MA

“I am so terribly sorry to hear that Helen has passed away!I did hear on my scanner, and saw through my window, when she was taken to the hospital,...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Annette Snyderman - Melrose, MA

“So sorry to Hear of your passing but at least we had a lot of good laughs and good talks and it was Great to know such a sweet,kind Lady I will miss...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Joan Tamburrini - Stoneham, MA

“My mother Helen Melcher was my guiding light throughout my life, shining bright every night...On new years eve I stepped out side and looked up in...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Judy Carbone - Onset, MA

“Our sincere condolences to Cindy and her entire family. Mark and Tammie DeCroteauAnd Family ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Mark DeCroteau - Melrose, MA

“Love you Nana and will miss you always. I know you are in heaven smiling down. <3 ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Laura Robbins - East Falmouth, MA

“Laura, Mark, Tim, Judy. So very sorry for your loss of Nana Helen. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will see you tomorrow evening for...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Paul Kotchian - East Falmouth, MA

“So sorry Cindi & Mark .... my thoughts &prayers are with you & your family at this difficult time Love Maryann &Matthew ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Maryann Sullivan - Malden, MA

“To All MY Bennett Cousins, I am sorry to hear the news about your Auntie Helen.Please know you are all in my prayers. Sending you my love. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Anne Louise Hicks - South Boston, MA

Me and my grandmother at her house in Wareham, Massachusetts. “Some of my fondest childhood memories of my grandmother were the times we got to spend at her house in Wareham. Every Summer My Mom, Judy and my...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Timothy Carbone - Everett, 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 »
11 of 11 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Helen Theresa (Quinn) Melcher passed away on January 1, 2017 at the age of 87. She was born in Somerville on April 28, 1929 to the late Edmond & Julia (Carey) Quinn. Helen was raised in Medford, graduate from Medford High School, Class of 1945, lived in Medford most of her life, over 20 years on Cape Cod and the last 4 years in Melrose. Mrs. Melcher started out working for the Registry of Motor Vehicles for the State of Massachusetts and then in telecommunications at Wrentham Sate Penitentiary, for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and then at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford for many years, retiring at the age of 70. Helen loved the ocean and the beaches of Cape Cod. She enjoyed being busy with work and family and truly enjoyed traveling around to visit her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Melcher was the loving mother of Cynthia Antonangeli & her husband Mark, Timothy Melcher, Judy Carbone & Stephanie Melcher. Proud grandmother of Jenna, Erica, Tim Jr., Stephen, Mallory, Lisa, Laura & Timothy. Also survived by many great grandchildren,. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 5:00-8:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Herbert St. Melrose on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery will be private. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Helen's name to a charity of your choice.