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Jeffrey R. Brogan
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    c/o Mayor's Office
    562 Main St.
    Melrose , MA 02176

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“Dear Brogan Family, I just learned about Jeff's passing after reading the posting on Whittemore's front window. I was surprised and very saddened to...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Betty Chin - Melrose, MA - Friend

“My job requires a lot of keys, and I have spent a lot of time at the Whittemore over the years, copying keys. Getting a chance to chat with Jeff as...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Penny Jones - Melrose, MA

“So sorry to hear of your husband's passing, Jill. Prayers being said for Jeffrey's soul, and for you and the children. Blessings, Rosalea Donahue ”
3 of 31 | Posted by: Rosalea Donahue - Isle of Palms, SC

“I have lived in Melrose the past four years and have been graced many, many times by Jeff's presence and genuine conversation at Whittemore's. My...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: J.R. Fallon - Melrose, MA

“It was always a pleasure to see Jeff at the hardware store and around Melrose. May he rest in Heaven's Peace. Our prayers and sympathy. Anthony &...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Anthony Brach - Melrose, MA

“I cannot believe Jeff is no longer with us. I started going to Whitemore two years ago, when I wanted to save money and refresh my kitchen cabinets....Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Maria Granfield - Melrose, MA

“Jill,I am so sorry to hear about your husband's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything I can do for you...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Lea Austen - Charleston, SC

“To the Brogan Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. Know that Jeff contributed many memories during his time here. ...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“Bro! We all grieve from your passing. A piece has been taken from all of us. Brett said it best, Uncle Jeff liked to play (invent) games. He was...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Noel Gabrielle - Orange, CT

“I'm so sorry to hear about Jeff. I didn't know him well, but I often spoke to him when he was chatting to Harald. I lived across from Harald on...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Beverly Hinckley - Wakefield, MA

“When we visited Melrose to see our son and family I frequently went to the hardware store. So sad that Jeffrey passed away! Such a kind en helping...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Gerard Wollenberg

“Dear Brogan Family. I am so sorry your loss. I only knew Jeff from Whittemore Hardware, and he made such an impression on me and my family. I...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Heather Macdonald - Melrose, MA

“My family is very sorry for your loss. Mr. Brogan was always a smiling face whenever I went into Whittemore's needed help with whatever it was I was...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Karen Symond - Melrose, MA

“Jill, Timothy and Natalie, We are all so saddened by Jeffs passing. I will miss that smile and his always present wit, mixed with a dose of sarcasm....Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Joanne Cotton - Melrose, MA

“Hi, I didn't know Jeff Personally, but he waited on me a few times at Whittemore Hardware . He was so kind and nice and Patient... as sometimes I...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: joanna settemio - Melrose, MA

“Jill, Tim and Natalie, Jeff had an extraordinary presence about him. Your photos capture his spirit. Thank you for sharing. He was LARGER than life. ...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Lori Lloyd - Melrose, MA - Friend

“Jill, Tim & Natalie - so very sad to hear of Your loss. He was a great man and will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him I have...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Ray Frizzell - Melrose, MA

“Mrs. Brogan, Natalie, and Tim,I am so sorry... Mr. Brogan was such a great person. When I saw him at events or on the street, his smile and kindness...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Christian Hashem - Melrose, MA

“Dear Jill & Family,We are so sorry and saddened to hear of your loss.With deepest sympathy as we all remember a wonderful and caring man.May he rest...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: John Tramontozzi - Melrose, MA

“Jill, I am heart broken for you as I've just learned of Jeff's passing. You have my deepest sympathy and love as you navigate this most difficult...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Nancy McAllister - Clinton, CT

“Jill, Tim & Natalie, I am so sorry to hear of Jeff's unexpected passing. His smile, laugh & love for his family are what I will remember him by. ~...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Tara Mullane -Beccaris - FL

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May the God who binds up the broken-hearted comfort and strengthen all those who mourn sustain the family during...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: GP

“Dear Jill and familyI am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead. Heather McSween ”
23 of 31 | Posted by: Heather McSween - North Andover, MA

“I'm so saddened to hear this news. Jeff was a friend in need, a kind and very humorous gentleman. He will be missed tremendously. How fortunate you...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: Marcia Binder - Melrose, MA

“Dear Jill and family: I am so sadden to read about Jeff's passing. I have many fond memories of him from our Boston Company days. May he Rest In...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Elaine Foley - South Weymouth, MA

“Jill, I am so sorry for your loss. Jeff;s sounds like the perfect coach form my kids and grand kids. Thinking of you and your daughters. Warmly, ...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: John Thonas - Kentfield, CA

“Rest In Peace my friend. Just saw you last week, life is too short. My prayers go out to you and your family. ”
27 of 31 | Posted by: Alvaro Pereira - Melrose, MA

“Rose and I offer our deepest condolences to Jill and family - we are deeply sadden to hear of Jeff's passing. We will always remember his ever...Read More »
28 of 31 | Posted by: M yron Dittmer - Melrose, MA

“Dear Jill, Tim and Natalie,We are so very saddened to hear about Jeff's passing. Joe and I remember going to his 40th birthday dinner with the...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: Christina Terranova - Melrose, MA

“Jill, Tim and Natalie, my heart is broken for all of you, and I will keep you all in our prayers. Jeff was a wonderful man and will be missed...Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Laurie McGuire - 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 »
31 of 31 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Jeffrey R. Brogan of Melrose died unexpectedly on February 14, 2018 at the age of 58. Jeff was born in White Plains, NY on April 10, 1959. He was raised in White Plains, NY and graduated from White Plains High School in 1976 where he excelled in wrestling and baseball. He attended Northeastern University and graduated from Salem State University with a degree in Business Management. Jeff worked at the Boston Company for many years where he met his wife, Jill, before becoming a stay at home dad and devoting himself to raising his two children. For the past five years, he worked at Whittemore Hardware helping his customers deal with their problems and providing expert advice on a wide variety of home repair projects. Jeff was an avid runner and a member of the Melrose Running Club. He was very proud and excited to have qualified for the upcoming Boston Marathon and had devoted himself to a strenuous training regimen in preparation. Besides being a dedicated father and care giver, he was heavily involved in Melrose youth sports, coaching soccer, baseball, and basketball. One of his overriding principles was his conviction that every player participate equally in the sport regardless of ability. Jeff enjoyed working around the home and was extremely handy, He also loved photography and was a voracious reader. He was passionate about any sport on all levels and had a knack for offering insightful commentary seconds before the TV commentator would voice the same point. Mr. Brogan was the beloved husband of Jill (Gabrielle) Brogan and loving father of Tim & Natalie Brogan of Melrose. Devoted son of Robert Brogan of FL & the late Sarah (Hesser) Brogan. Caring brother of Richard Brogan of CA and Scott Brogan & his wife Geri of White Plains, NY. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Tuesday, Feb. 20th from 4-8PM. Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Wednesday, Feb. 21st at 8:45AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St. Melrose at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Melrose Emergency Fund c/o Mayor's Office, 562 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176.