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“4 years of homeroom together. Sorry for your loss.... ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Jack Rahilly - North Conway, NH

“I only found out today 3-16. I am so sorry and so sad. I tried reaching out to Mary last year but she didn't respond. I have many good memories of...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Corice Misencik (zwicker) - MA

“My sincere condolences to the entire Ritchie Family, remember her from the old neighborhood, may she rest in peace.... ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Laughton. (Dorman) - Peabody, MA

“Sending my condolences to the Ritchie family. I worked with Mary for several years in Nuclear Medicine and have great memories of us working together...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Diane Valentine - Jamaica Plain, MA

“Dottie, I was so sorry to learn of Mary's passing. We have a lot of wonderful memories of Mary while she worked in Nuclear Medicine for many years. ...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Dawn F. - Natick, MA - Coworker

“I'm sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Donna Cincotta - Melrose, MA

“Will miss you so in the building and it won't be the same without you. Fly high! ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Dianne Pearson-Bentley - Melrose, MA

“Thank you for all of the fun childhood memories! I will miss you. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Deb Santacrose - Springfield, IL

“Mary was like my big sister growing up. I have wonderful memories of her. I'll miss her. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Steve Ribinson - Family Friend

“In loving memory of a wonderful auntie I will love you and miss you always. Love Amy Ritchie ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Amy ritchie - Family

“Love this pic of MaryRemembering all the good times in the PL and through the years. Mary will be greatly missed by all who knew her. So very sorry...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Marie Orben - Dover, NH - Friend

“Thank you Mary for a lifelong friendship that started mid term 7th grade...you saved the day and became my friend. All the adventures55vmd we had. We...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Jacki Joy Ponsart - Keene, NH

“Mary and I both lived at the McCarthy apartments.She had one of the best smiles I had ever seen.We became good friends and enjoyed going to coloring...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Donna Lessard - Melrose, MA

“My deepest condolences to the family. I met Mary at the McCarthy House and we became good friends instanty. I will miss her humor, big heart and...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Irene Doyle - Melrose, MA

“My deepest condolences to the family. I met Mary at the McCarthy House and we became good friends instanty. I will miss her humor, big heart and...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Irene Doyle - Melrose, MA


Mary E. Ritchie, 67, of Melrose passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 in Melrose Wakefield Hospital following a brief illness.

Mary was born August 9, 1952 in Melrose, daughter of the late Joseph F. and Margaret M. (Grant) Ritchie. She was a lifelong resident of Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School Class of 1970.

Mary enjoyed living at the McCarthy building, she ran Bingo and served as President of the Tenants Association. She was also very involved with all the activities and enjoyed decorating the building for every season and holiday. Mary enjoyed traveling and taking trips with her sister Dorothy.

Mary worked as a Receptionist in Nuclear Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center for many years until her retirement. She previously worked for Fidelity Investments.

Mary is survived by her sister Dorothy A. Cammarata of Melrose, her two brothers Peter D. Ritchie and his wife Rita of Lynn and Christopher J. Ritchie and his wife Lori of Oklahoma. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Monday March 9, 2020 from 5:00-7:00PM. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St. Melrose on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 10 AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Stoneham.