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Leola V. (Maclean) McCallum

Leola V. (Maclean) McCallum
  • November 22, 1926 - April 10, 2019
  • Melrose, Massachusetts
  • American Lung Association
    460 Totten Pond Rd.
    Waltham, MA 02451

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Leola V. McCallum, of Melrose, passes away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on April 10, 2019 at the age of 92. Leola was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1944. She was a homemaker and a lifelong Melrose resident. Leola worked as a Nurse's Aide for the Melrose Wakefield Hospital for many years, a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Melrose, where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed playing cards, knitting, crocheting, and browsing thrift shops & yard sales. Leola made many trips to Washington state to visit her sister Cleora and loved to take trips with her family to the White Mountains, Lincoln, NH & Clarks Trading Post. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends at her home and her grandchildren & family was the most important part of her life. Leola was the beloved wife of the late Harland G. McCallum, Sr. Loving mother of Harland G. McCallum, Jr. & his wife Marjorie, Chester A. McCallum, all of NJ, Debbie L. McCallum, Diane L. Genica, Denise D. Caughey, all of Melrose. Caring sister of Cleora E. Atwood & her late husband Irving of WA and the late Chester A. MacLean & his late wife Olive. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 2-4PM, followed by a Funeral Service at 4PM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Leola's name to the American Lung Assoc., 460 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham, MA 02451.