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Marion J. (Marshall) Boggia
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  • Alzheimer's Association
    309 Waverley Oaks Rd.
    Waltham, MA 02452

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“It is with heavy hearts that we send our condolences to the family of Marion who was such a sweet and gentle woman. She was our neighbor for many...Read More »
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“I'm so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in God's word found atRev.5:28,29It must come true. God promised.Goody.GA. ”
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“Janet, Lisa, Ed & KIrk, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, due to the loss of Mom. Aunt Marion was a real lady and is...Read More »
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“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 »
4 of 4 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Marion J. Boggia passed away on June 16, 2018, she was 87. Mrs. Boggia was born in Malden on August 28, 1930 to the late Douglas & Irene (Best) Marshall. She was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School and was a lifelong resident of Malden. Marion worked part time for Jordan Marsh in Boston as a model and also worked for Pan Am Airlines for several years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mom or Nana as she was called cherished and loved her family. She was always very involved with her kids and grandkids. She spent many years having Sunday dinners with the family and during the holidays there was a steady stream of baked goods. The family continued that tradition after their dad had passed along with taking her on vacations and just spending weekends with her. Marion – Nana or "Midge" as her husband called her, was Ed's sweetheart from middle school was happily married for over 50 years. Mrs. Boggia loved to travel and spend time at her cottage in Windham, NH. She took frequent trips with her girlfriends to every yard sale in a 50 mile radius from MA to NH. Let's not forgot the countless trips and bus rides to Foxwoods, Twin River and Vegas hoping to hit the jackpot to share with her family. The family knows heaven will have the jack-pot she was hoping for and heaven has gained a new angle. The Boggia family were blessed to have their mom as long as they did and to be there for them as they grew to adulthood. The love she had for her family truly showed and will be in their hearts forever. Marion was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Boggia. Loving mother of Janet Boggia of RI, Lisa Boggia of Malden, Edward Boggia & his wife Patricia of Wilmington, and Kirk Boggia of Natick. Proud grandmother of Christopher, Alex, EJ, Brittany, and Mariel. Visiting Hours will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose. A Funeral Service will be held at the Gately Funeral Home on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10 AM. Burial at Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452.