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Marie Bernadette "Bernie" (Lucey) Williams

Marie Bernadette "Bernie" (Lucey) Williams
  • August 7, 1928 - February 26, 2019
  • Melrose, Massachusetts
  • In lieu of flowers, the Williams family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Most Blessed Sacrament Church
    11 Grove St.
    Wakefield, MA 01880

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“Dear Jim and Nancy,So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Sincerely,Sid and Bridgit Paula ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Sid Paula - Cambridge - Friend

“May perpetual light shine upon her. xo ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Mariane Trana - Riverdale, MD

“Dear Uncle John and my wonderful cousins,I am so saddened about the passing of Aunt Bernie. I am also flooded with some of the fondest memories of...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Elizabeth Williams - Reading, MA

“Dear Uncle John, and all my Dear Cousins,My heartfelt sympathy to you all on the passing of Aunt Bernie. She was such an extraordinary, kind, and ...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Catherine Williams Mitchell - FL

“Dear Uncle John and family, My heart feels so sorry for your lost. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Bernie will be missed by all....Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Patricia Ray - North Port, FL

“Mike , Brian and Nicole My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.May your memories hold your mother dear to ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Lynda Garofano - MALDEN, MA

“Dear Uncle John and family,We were heart broken to hear the passing of Aunt Bernie.Unfortunately,we are unable to be with you at this time but...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Love to John and all their family and extended family. Bernie will be missed. Her sister Pat ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Pat Foley - Melrose, MA - Family

“So sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with the Williams Family with love always ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Barbara Adams - Wakefield, 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 »
10 of 10 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA

Marie Bernadette "Bernie" Williams passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on February 26, 2019; she was 90 years of age. Bernie was born in Malden on August 7, 1928 to the late John & Grace (McDermott) Lucey. She was raised in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School. Mrs. Williams married her husband John in 1950 and moved to Melrose. They started raising their family of 8 in the Hesseltine section of Melrose and have been residents ever since. Bernie was a longtime member of Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Wakefield; she was a member of the Ladies Guild, the CFM and was very involved with the church for the past 68 years. Mrs. Williams started out working at Converse Rubber Plant in Melrose prior to marriage and then concentrated on raising her 8 children. She enjoyed playing cards & cribbage but most of all she cherished spending time with her large extended family. Bernie was the beloved wife of 68 years to John M. Williams Sr. Loving mother of Grace M. Williams & Patricia Tarbox of Belmont, John M. Williams Jr. & wife Karen of Lynnfield, Maureen E. Pyatt & husband Larry of Melrose, Michael J. Williams & wife Valerie Vining of Medford, Mary Ann Williams & wife Marcia Orlowski of Melrose, Joseph P. Williams & wife Rose of Saugus, Thomas P. Williams & wife Denise of Wakefield and James F. Williams & wife Nancy of Melrose. Cherished grandmother of Michael, Nicole, Brian, Ashley, Jacqueline, James, Alex, Matthew, Ashton, Christopher, Ryan, Sean & Brady as well as 8 great grandchildren. Caring sister of Patricia Foley, Sister Marie Dennis S.P., Margaret Lucey and the late Jack Lucey, Francis Lucey, Grace Jones and Dorothy Dillon. Sister in law of the late Charles & Catherine Williams, Henry & Anne Williams, Albert & Helen Williams, Thomas & Margaret Flanagan, Andrew & Mary Williams, Agnes Williams, Anna Lucey, Margaret Lucey, Edward Jones, Herbert Dillon and Al Foley. Also survived by numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 4:00-8:00PM. Funeral procession from the Gately Funeral Home, on Saturday morning March 2nd at 8:45AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St. Wakefield at 10:00AM. Burial at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 11 Grove St. Wakefield, MA 01880.