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Laura  R. (Apruzzese) Limone
  • In lieu of flowers, the Limone family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Melrose Rotary Polio Plus Campaign
    c/o Jeff Jones
    638 Main St.
    Melrose, MA 02176
  • Brain Tumor Research
    c/o Dana Farber
    450 Brookline Ave.
    Boston, MA 02215

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“What a wonderful soul! It seems as though she loved the simple things in life, family, friends and the wonderful Bread of Bits of Ireland. We are...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Peter & Barbara Bramante - MA

“Dear Judy & Family: We keep you all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time of loss. There are many wonderful memories to reflect...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Lee McNelly - Ipswich, MA

“:To the Limone Family, So for your loss, may the wonderful memories you shared sustain you during this difficult time. Best Regards, ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Pamela Beckford - Melrose, MA

“Frank, Peter and Nina I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother.. I have very fond memories of her that will never be forgotten! Laura...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Scott and Frannie Wolfe - MA

“Laura was a wonderful person who always had a kind word for everyone. She will be missed. So happenens Laura was my mother's favorite niece. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Theodore A Aronis - Groton, MA

“Dear Judy and family: I'm so sorry for the loss of your wonderful grandmother. She was such a sweet and nice lady. My Condolences to you and your...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Joanne Settemio - 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 »
7 of 7 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Laura R. (Apruzzese) Limone passed away at her home on November 27, 2019. She was 100 years of age. Mrs. Limone was born in Chelsea to the late Vincenzo & Lillian (DiPrizio) Apruzzese, she was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. Laura was a homemaker and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 60 years.

She was a longtime member of St. Mary's Church and a member of the Sons of Italy. Mrs. Limone and her family have had a second home on Long Beach in Rockport for the past 65 years. Mrs. Limone was a tremendous cook, her home was always spotless, enjoyed going out with her friends to lunch everyday especially when bread of Bits of Ireland was in business in downtown Melrose. But above all she cherished her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and all of her very large extended family.

Laura was the beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Limone. Loving mother of Peter Limone & his wife Carol, Frank Limone & his longtime companion Lauren and Nina McCarthy & her husband William all of Melrose. Cherished grandmother of Judi Hayes & her husband Brian of Melrose and Jessica McCarthy of Belmont. Proud great grandmother of Kyle & Anna Hayes. Caring sister of William Apruzzese & his wife Jean, the late Alfonso Apruzzese & his wife Pauline and the late Louis, John, Charles Apruzzese, Rose Bialkowski & Mary Gallo. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 4:00-7:00PM. Funeral procession from Gately Funeral Home on Wednesday, morning December 4th at 9:30AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St. Melrose at 10:30AM. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Laura's name to Melrose Rotary for the Polio Plus Campaign, c/o Jeff Jones, 638 Main St. Melrose, MA 02176 or to Brain Tumor Research, c/o Dana Farber, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215.