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“We were deeply saddened by the news about the death of Louis. She was a wonderful neighbor, friend and such a kind soul who will be greatly missed by...Read More »
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Lois E. (Courage) Gilligan, of Melrose, died at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Wakefield on July 28, 2019 at the age of 86. Lois was born & raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford, High School. She worked as an Assembler for Transitron, Compugraphic's and AGFA in Wilmington for over 20 years before her retirement and resided in Melrose for over 45 years. Lois was a member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose and enjoyed children and animals. She loved being outside doing yard work, traveling to the Margate Resort on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH and trips to California. Lois was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence F. Gilligan. Devoted daughter of the late Harold & Mary (Riley) Courage. Caring sister of the late Harold "Jack" Courage and Theresa Gilligan. Sister in law of Mary Jane Murphy of CA. Beloved aunt of several nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. A Graveside Service will be held at the Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Arrangements by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.