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“So sorry to hear about Joan's passing. We have missed out on our reunions since Aunt Bea's Death. Joan was such a wonderful person and she, too,...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Charlotte Cabral Mastromatteo - MA

“So sorry for your loss. I had a lot of years with both Joan and Ed and lots of laughs and great memories. She will be missed ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Kendall - Melrose

“So sorry to hear of Joni's passing. We were very good friends during our high school years. So many laughs and great memories. She was so much fun....Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Fran (Ahern) Demenkow - MA

“Jimmy we are so sorry for your loss. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Ed&Brenda Mahan - Melrose, MA

“The loss of your beloved Joan has impacted many and I wish to offer my condolences to each. Warm love to all. Matthew 5:4. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Ed, Jimmy, Kate and grandchildren, Our deepest condolences on the passing of this beautiful person...May she rest in peace.....Love Alice and Gerald ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: gerald lynch - Melrose, MA

“Jimmy and Family - I'm so sorry to hear of Joan's passing. She was a wonderful woman. I have such great memories of her. She was a beautiful,...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Colleen Murphy (Shea) - MELROSE, MA

“jimmy and kate and Mr C MRS CABRAL was the sweetest woman ever and was very good to us growing up making us gifts of ...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Anne Ramette - WAKEFIELD, MA

“Mr Cabral, I did not know you personally but knew Joanie when the Vitales lived on Church street. I am sorry to hear of her death. Our sincere...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Frank Vitale - Safety Harbor, FL

“Jim so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Good Bless. Lori ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Lori ONeill - Friend

“Kate, so sorry for your loss.May your memories give you peace and comfort.Keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Lisa McBride McBride - Melrose, MA

“Kate, I am very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this difficult time. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Christine Groark - Boston, MA

“My sincere condolences for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted " and "comforts all who mourn", sustain...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: A friend


Joan M. (Killam) Cabral, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away on October 20, 2018 at the age of 80. Joan was born in Boston, MA on December 19, 1937 to Frank & Catherine (Sullivan) Killam. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from St. Mary's High School. Joan worked for Verizon for 32 years in the marketing department. She always had a smile and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Joan was the beloved wife of Edward J. Cabral of Melrose. Loving mother of James E. Cabral & his wife Laurie of Malden, and Catherine E. Leonard & her husband Steven of Stoneham. Proud grandmother of Bryce & Samantha Leonard and Elizabeth Bennett.

Visiting Hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose, on Wed., Oct. 24, from 4:00-8:00 PM. Family & friends may gather for the funeral procession at the Gately Funeral Home on Thurs., Oct. 25, at 9 AM, followed by a 10 AM Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts Chapter, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.