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Muriel A. (McPhee) Frederick
  • Joslin Diabetes Center
    1 Joslin Place
    Boston, MA 02115

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“I have been blessed to have to have you as my mother. Such wonderful memories. You will be in my heart forever. I love you, Mom. -Helene ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Helene Hanifin - Hubbardston, MA

“to Helene & Family,I am so sorry for your loss, I can't help but remember when I use to stay at your house how inviting your Mom was....it was like...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Donna LeBlanc - Templeton, MA

“To the Frederick Family, please accept our deepest sympathies over the loss of your cherished mother and grandmother. It was always so nice to see...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“To the family of Catherine Colosimo ,On behalf of your friends from Somerville High School's Class of 1981, we are so sorry for the loss of your mom...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Anthony Accardi - Wilmington, MA

“Allison, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Joni Pauly - Merrimack, NH

“So sorry to hear of Muriel's passing. I know she has not been well, but we will all miss her terribly. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Joan Short - Medford, MA - Family

“Dear Allison, I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. I extend my sympathy to you and all of your family. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Jerri phillips - uncasville, CT

“Love you, Nana ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Kristyn Hanifin - Hubbardston, MA

“We are so priviledged to have you as our familymember Aunt Muriel. We will never forget your smile, hugs, and laughter that you shared with us over...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Jean Dauphinee

“You are missed more than words can say. We are heartbroken but know that you are with Dad & Sue. We love you.Allison, Brian & Connor ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Allison Frederick - Nashua, NH

“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 »
11 of 11 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Muriel Ann (McPhee) Frederick, of Somerville, died at the Apple Valley Center in Ayer, MA on May 11, 2018 at the age of 85. Muriel was born & raised in Somerville and a graduate of St. Clements High School, Class of 1950. She resided in Somerville until 2001 and the past 16 years in Woburn. Muriel worked as an Administrative Assistant for Massachusetts Institute of Technology for many years before her retirement and also worked as a Switchboard Operator for N. E. Telephone for several years. She enjoyed watching Ted Turner classic movies and masterpiece theatre. Muriel was always "very kind" and "never had a bad word about anyone". She loved to spend her time with her children & grandchildren and her family was the most important part of her life. Muriel was the beloved wife of the late Clifford Frederick for 53 years. Loving mother of Helene Hanifin & her husband James of Hubbardston, Catherine Colosimo & her husband Edward of Wilmington, Christopher Frederick of Salem, Allison Frederick & her companion Douglas Pierce of Nashua, NH and the late Susan Frederick. Cherished grandmother of Kristyn, Lisa, Matthew, Christopher, Sarah, Emily, Leah, Brian and Connor. Caring sister of John McPhee of Arlington, Vonnie Fret & her husband Richard of FL, Edith Dauphinee & her husband Jack of WA, Irene Melanson & her husband Joseph of Peabody and the late Helene Colbert. Former sister in law of the late Gene Colbert. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Wednesday, May 16th from 4-7PM. Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Thursday, May 17th at 8:45AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St., Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Muriel's name to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02115 or at Muriel's request an act of kindness in her memory.