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Marie A. (Calliends) Scanlan

Marie A. (Calliends) Scanlan
  • September 26, 1912 - June 1, 2018
  • Melrose, Massachusetts
  • In lieu of flowers, the Scanlon family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Mary Knoll Sisters
    P.O. Box 317
    Maryknoll, MD 10545-9914

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Marie A. (Calliends) Scanlan, of Melrose, entered into eternal rest in her 105th year on June 1, 2018. Devoted and loving wife of the late John L. Scanlan with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. She was born and raised in East Boston and moved to Melrose in 1955. She was an active member of St. Mary's church in Melrose. More than anything, Marie relished being a wife and mother. She was happiest when she was surrounded by her family. She loved being a hostess and giving dinner parties. Marie enjoyed spending time in Wellfleet on Cape Cod, visiting Foxwoods and Las Vegas. For many years she and her husband traveled to Florida every winter. Everyone who knew her knew she loved getting scratch tickets and with her late husband enjoyed visiting race tracks.
While her husband would carefully study a horse's track record before betting, Marie won many times just by using the numbers of family's birthdays.
Beloved mother of John D. Scanlan and his wife Marianne of Avon, CT and Barbara M. "Bonnie" Scanlan of Melrose. Caring daughter of the late Thomas and Barbara (Connelly) Calliends. Cherished grandmother of Ann Marie Scanlan and her husband, Gabriel Vicoveanu of Melrose and Kevin P. Scanlan and his wife Meghan of New Canaan, CT. Joyous great grandmother to Quinn P. Scanlan of New Canaan, CT. Lifelong friend of Louise Auterio and her late husband Victor of Medford. Also survived by relatives and friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., Melrose on Friday, June 15th from 1-3 PM. Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Saturday, June 16th at 8:45 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Maryknoll Sisters, P. O. Box 317,
Maryknoll,NY 10545-9914.