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Maureen E. (James) Vellucci
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  • Children's Hospital
    300 Longwood Ave.
    Boston, MA 02115

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“I remember Mr. Rogers singing "won't you be my neighbor, well my Maunie, you were, and I have always loved you, your smile, your laughter, to Cosmo...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Gloria Ford - Medford, MA

“Maureen will live in our memories as a wonderful neighbor and friend, she will be dearly missed. She was always so cheerful and she loved children...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Dotti and Stan knickle - malden, MA

“My deepest condolences to your entire family Cosmo, on Maureen's passing. I hope you feel surrounded by much love at this time. Please know I am...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Nora (Barry) Cavic - Dudley, MA

“Dear Cosmo, Jeff, Danny and family:We were so saddened to learn of Maureens passing and have sp many wonderful years we spent as your neighbors....Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Ralph DiGiacomo - Reading, MA

Trudy Miller, Sheila Sandler, Maureen Vellucci
5 of 12 | Posted by: Sheila Sandler

“You forever will be in my heart. Just recently we just connected on facebook after so many years. RIP Maureen ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Gigi Prendable - Rio Linda, CA

“Cosmo, Jeff,Danny and family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you on your loss of a wonderful woman. Always remember Mon's infectious laugh...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Jeff,Cosmo.Christina and Gina..I am so sorry for your loss ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Chicky and Jim RYAN - Winthrop, MA

“A very sad time for the Shelley family. We lived up the street from the James,s, Maureen was a sweetheart and through Facebook, we kept in touch. ...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Sandra Shelley DiGiuseppe - NH

“Dearest Cosmo and family,I was always so excited when Trudie called to tell me you and Maureen were meeting us for dinner, or any occasion. Maureen...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Sheila Sandler - Middleboro, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss Cosmo, Maureen will be truly missed. My heart breaks, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Denise Ferrara - Lynnfield, 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 »
12 of 12 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Maureen E. (James) Vellucci of Malden, passed away on August 10, 2019. She was the beloved wife of 49 years to Cosmo D Vellucci.. Maureen was born and raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School. She worked as a paralegal and in retail for a while but spent most of her life as a stay at home mom to raise her children and her grandchildren.

She completed courses at Bunker Hill Community College in order to volunteer as a social worker to help the families in her community through various agencies. She was an avid reader and writer, and she had a few articles and short stories published. She loved to travel with her husband Cosmo and their good friends whenever she was able, and they spent winters at their home in Clearwater, Florida for over 25 years. She adored her extended family and loved spending time with her three grandchildren, several godchildren and dozens of nieces and nephews.

Maureen was the loving mother of Jeffrey J. Vellucci of Saugus and Daniel E. Vellucci of Malden. Cherished grandmother of Christina Vellucci of New Zealand, Nicholas Russell of Peabody and Gina Vellucci of Saugus. Caring sister of Danice R. James of Laconia, NH. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, family members and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 4:00-8:00PM. A funeral service will be held at Gately Funeral Home on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Maureen's name to Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115 or @ www.childrenshospital.org