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Mona T. (Keohan) Gustafson

Mona T. (Keohan) Gustafson
  • November 7, 1926 - December 30, 2018
  • Melrose, Massachusetts
  • Kaplan Family Hospice House
    78 Liberty Sy.
    Danvers, MA 01923

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“Gayle, Wishing you and your family peace and strength. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Tonisha Melvin - Augusta, GA

“Gayle and the Entire Gustafson Family, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Stephanie Pierce - Covington, LA

“I have many happy memories of when the Keohans visited "the farm" in the summer in New Brunswick. My sincere condolences to all the family. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Marilyn ( Ryder) Constantine

“Dear Sonja and Vinny; I am unable to attend the services for your dear relative. Please accept my sincere condolences. Thinking of you in my prayers. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Ralph Musto - Lexington, MA

“My sincere sympathy to the entire Gustafson family. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Karen Keohan-Kiley - Saugus, MA

“Gayle, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family Much love, ...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Nancy O'Brien - Waltham, MA


7 of 8 | Posted by: Barry Keohan - Sandown, NH

“Andrea and Pat, I am so sorry for your loss, Helen called me and told me last night. In life, a mother is our best friend and the loss is...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Cordaro - Woburn, MA


Mona T. (Keohan) Gustafson, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2018. Mona was born in Melrose on November 7, 1926 to the late Phillip & Helen (Aylward) Keohan. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1944. Mona married the late Carl F. Gustafson Sr. in 1946 at St. Mary's Church in Melrose. They continued to live in Melrose and raised their family there. Mona worked as a CSP Technician at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for 30 years and still had many friends from her time working there.

She was a true matriarch of her family and was always there for anyone who needed help. Mona always made the holidays a wonderful time, all were welcome. She was terrific at sewing and often made many of the clothes for her children by hand. Mona was a very proud grandmother and great-grandmother, she cherished the time she had with them. She loved her family with all of her heart and they will all miss her dearly.

Mona was predeceased by her loving husband, Carl F. Gustafson Sr., and her son Carl F. Gustafson Jr. Beloved mother of Gayle Peterson of Melrose, Andrea Hamilton & her husband Patrick of Hudson, NH, Sonja Derrico-Tricomi & her husband Vincent of Stoneham, Karin Narkun & her husband John of Wakefield, and her niece Pamela Hogan Rose. Beloved longtime partner, friend, and companion of John Logue of Melrose. Cherished grandmother of Stärk & his wife Jennifer, Jennifer & her husband Martin, Mack & his wife Jessica, Meredith & her husband Brian, Solen & her husband Joshua, Carla & her husband Shawn, and Eric & his fiancée Allison. Proud great-grandmother of Eli, Amaya, Abigail, Aven, Margaret, Cameron, and Rowen. Also survived by many nieces & nephews.

Visiting Hours will be held on Thurs., Jan. 3, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose. Funeral Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Fri., Jan. 4, 2019 at 9:00 AM followed by a 10:00 AM Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose. Burial to follow at Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Donations may be made in Mona's name to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.