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Lillian M. (Dana) Cabral
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    55 Fruit St.
    Boston, MA 02114

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“Prior to my retirement last year I was so fortunate to have known this very lovely woman and several of her family members. She was truly the...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: David Tee - Malden, MA - Friend

“Lillian was a loving, careing person, she always had a beautiful smile on her face all the time. She'll be missed by her friends here at 89 Pearl...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: (Lydia) Lourene OBrien - Malden, 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 »
3 of 3 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague

Lillian M. (Dana) Cabral, of Malden, formerly Melrose & Stoneham, died unexpectedly on Sept. 1, 2018 at the age of 90. Lillian was born in Boston and raised in Dorchester. She resided in Melrose for many years, Stoneham for 15 years and the past 30 years in Malden. Lillian was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family. She was the epitome of grace, class, and exemplified creativity. She maintained a youthful attitude and had a great sense of humor. Lillian was a fantastic cook and a wonderful story teller. She appreciated beauty and depth in many things. She loved her children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. They were the most important part of her life. Lillian was the beloved wife of the late Edward Cabral for many years. Loving mother of Karin Moore & her husband John of Somerville, Daye Haberek & her husband Samuel of RI, Craig Cabral & his wife Ellen of Malden, Stephen Cabral of N. Reading, Dana Cabral & his wife Kristin of Methuen and the late Edward Cabral, Jr. Cherished grandmother of Scott Pepe of Wakefield, Tiffany Mendez of RI, Dana Cabral, Jr. and Adan Cabral, both of Methuen. Great grandmother of Zackery Pepe & Lucia Mendez. Caring sister of the late Dorothy Blackwell, Marion Flaherty and Frederick C. Dana. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Funeral Services will be private. Please click on the following link to view a video tribute capturing precious moments throughout Lillian's life:

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mass. General Hospital, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114 or InTouch Ministries, P.O. Box 7900, Atlanta, GA 30357.