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Theresa A. (McCormack) Magown

Theresa A. (McCormack) Magown
  • January 13, 1933 - October 21, 2018
  • Melrose, Massachusetts
  • In lieu of flowers, the Magown family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Myelodyslastic Syndrone Foundation (MDS)
    4573 South Broad St.
    Suite 150
    Yardville, NJ 08627

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“I miss you so much Not a day goes by that I don't think about you I forget you are gone and think about calling you and remember you are not here...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: debbie magown - cambridge, MA

“The day God called you home God looked around his gardenAnd He found an empty place.He then looked down upon this earth,And saw your tired face. He...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Judy and Phil Winslow - CO

“Mama You will be in my heart forever. I love you donna ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: donna magown - melrose, MA

“My dearest Aunt Theresa, some of my best childhood memories included you. All the sleep overs with Debbie and Donna and the mosquitoes! I'll never...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Paula Halas - Billerica, MA

“God bless Theresa. She was a great sister, a lot of fun and considerate to everyone. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Bob Mccormack - Lynnfield, MA

“Sending my thoughts and prayers to all the family at this time of loss. I will always remember her as a very dear, sweet person who touched my life...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Janet E Duck Duck - Melrose, MA

“You are in our thoughts and prayers. Donna Lebow. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“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 »
8 of 8 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA

Theresa A. (McCormack) Magown passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on October 21, 2018. She was 85 years of age. Theresa was born in Melrose on January 13, 1933 to the late Patrick & Margaret (Walsh) McCormack. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar & St. Mary's High School, Class of 1951. Mrs. McCormack was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Melrose and had previously worked at Transitron in Melrose and was a bookkeeper at a local bank in Malden. Theresa and her late husband Richard loved to travel to Ireland, across the United States in their car and spending time in Florida in the winter. Theresa loved Irish music and enjoyed spending a weekend on Cape Cod for Irish Music every year.

Mrs. Magown was the beloved wife of the late Richard C. Magown. Loving mother of Deborah A. Magown of Cambridge and Donna M. Magown & her husband Roger Wentworth of Melrose. Devoted sister of Robert McCormack & his wife Joanne of Lynnfield, Leonard McCormack & his wife Carol of Groveland and the late Philip McCormack, James McCormack & Margaret Winslow. Caring friend of Donna Carbo of Malden. Also survived by many loving nieces & nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 4:00-7:00PM. Funeral procession from the Gately Funeral Home, Friday morning October 26th at 9AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St. Melrose at 10AM. Interment at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Memorial contributions may be made in Theresa's name to MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome), 4573 South Broad St., Suite 150, Yardville, NJ 08620.