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Patricia M. "Patsy" (Higgins) Byrne

Patricia M. "Patsy" (Higgins) Byrne
  • February 28, 1943 - June 20, 2018
  • Melrose, Massachusetts
  • In lieu of flowers, the Byrne family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • LaSalette Mission Center
    4650 South Broadway
    St. Louis, MO 63111-1398

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“Dear Charlie and family, Pat was a lovely woman and so kind. I offer you my sincere sympathy at this most difficult time. Respectfully, Sheila...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Sheila Tighe - Melrose, MA

“I was so sorry to hear the news of your moms passing. She was truly one of a kind. Always smiling and always happy to be at a field or a court...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Kelly Botto - Melrose - Friend

“My sincere condolences are with the family at this difficult time she was a very nice lady and a nice grandma as well my heart goes out to the family...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Joe Greski - Melrose, MA - Friend

“Dear Byrne Family....Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time..Bill Goodwin & Family ”
4 of 25 | Posted by: William Goodwin - Melrose, MA

“Dear Charlie, Fr. John, Marianne & John, Michael & Kristen, Chuck and Wendy and Kathleen & Bob, Joe, Mary, Bobby, and Billy and all the Byrne...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Fr. Skip Negley, MS - Friendswood, TX

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6 of 25 | Posted by: Kevin Burke - Melrose, MA

“Charlie and family, we are all very sorry for the passing of Pat. She was a wonderful woman and touched so many people. We are here if you ever need...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“I join with the Byrne and Higgins Family in mourning of Patsy's passing from a distance. Patsy was a wonderful, kind and caring friend. It was my...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Rev. Thomas Reilly, M.S. - TX

“So sorry. Pat was a sweetheart. Beautiful family. Hope to see you at funeral. ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: Carol Thompson - Melrose - Friend

“I am so sorry for your loss.Pat was my second mom growing up every summer. I cherished her leadership and caring it helped make me the person I am...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Edwin Cameron - DAVENPORT, IA

“to charlie and family;so sorry for your loss. A great lady who leaves you with countless memories ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: stephen rubin - south dennis, MA


12 of 25 | Posted by: stephen rubin - SOUTH DENNIS, MA

“pat we were such great friends in nurseing school you will always be in my prayers love you joanne and jack crowe. ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: joanne crowe - tewksbury, MA

“Kathleen, we are so sorry about your Mom. She was always so incredibly nice to Nicole. When we met her at your wedding, we felt as though we had...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Bob and Diane Lord

“Sending love and comfort to your fa.ily. As a fellow nurse , I respect your service to your patients , and your dedication...May you rest in peace,...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Susan M.Tagan - Melrose, MA

“My sincerest condolences for your loss. Pat was so kind and loving. She treated me like one of the family. I have so many fond memories with you all...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Wendy (Groves) Forsyth - Methuen, MA

“Charlie,So sorry to hear about Patricia's passing. Kay and I live in Florida now and I am sorry we cannot attend the services. Bill and Kay Bolster ”
17 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry that one of the true great ladies I had the pleasure to know has passed on, God bless the entire Byrne family. ”
18 of 25 | Posted by: Paul Finn - Melrose, MA

“My condolences to all of the Byrnes Family. Have many fond memories of Christmas Gatherings, Yacht Club Parties, and Boating Adventures. Pat my...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Larry Rogers - Somerville, MA

“Heartfelt condolences to the Byrne Family. Although I did not know all of you personally, I have always admired the extended Byrne family that our...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: marie ryan - melrose, MA - Friend

“Chuck and Marrianne. My deepest sympathy. Your mom was such a nice person. I'll never forget that year she taught my CCD class and she always had...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Rob Piscitello - Melrose, MA

“So sorry for your (our) loss. Pat's spirit and love lives within all of us she has touched so deeply. ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Mark Pittella (Pittella/Cormier Family) - VA

“My condolences and prayers to the Byrne family. Not only were Pat and Charlie and their children the best neighbors anyone could ask for, they were...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Patrick Boyle - Saugus, MA

“Kathleen and family,So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. You are such a loving family...and you surrounded her with care and compassion...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Natalie Phelan - Melrose, 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 »
25 of 25 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Patricia M. (Higgins) Byrne, 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 20, 2018. She was born in Burlington, MA and grew up in Woburn and Medford. She graduated from Girls Catholic High School and Malden School of Nursing, where she started her career as a maternity nurse at St. Margaret's Hospital and Malden Hospital. She continued her work as a school nurse in Malden Public Schools and went on to work for the Malden Council of Aging. On December 22, 1967, she married the love of her life, Charles J Byrne. Together they had four children and lived and raised them in Melrose. Her life revolved around her family, her grandchildren, spending time in Freedom, NH where her favorite activity was eating the largest bowl of coffee ice cream. She enjoyed her nursing luncheons, dinners with friends, and traveling to the casino with her sister to play her favorite penny slot machine. She was also the biggest cheerleader at her all grandchildren's sporting events. Loving mother of Marianne Burke & her husband John, Michael Byrne & his wife Kristen, Charles Byrne & his wife Wendy and Kathleen Camelio & her husband Robert Jr. all of Melrose. Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Kaitlyn & Kevin Burke, Brody Byrne, Jarret, Conner, Liam & Kaiden Byrne and Daniel, Justin & Emily Camelio. Caring sister of Joseph Higgins, Rev. John F. Higgins M.S., Mary Andreottola, Robert Higgins, William Higgins & the late Gerald Higgins. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces & grand nephews. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Sunday June 24, 2018 from 2:00-6:00PM. Funeral procession from Gately Funeral Home on Monday morning June 25th at 9:00AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Incarnation Church, 425 Upham St. Melrose at 10AM. Interment at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Memorial contributions may be made in Patricia's name to LaSalette Mission Center, 4650 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63111-1398 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.