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“I am so saddened to hear of this terrible loss. Tim was a great friend and teammate. He was always supportive and quick with a smile. Devastating...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Scott Maxwell - Nashua, NH

“Tim was my son Pete's T-Ball coach this past spring, and was so encouraging and supportive to all the kids. His patience and positive spirit made...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Lindsay Toghill - Melrose, MA

“I coached Timmy as a freshman basketball player at Tewksbury High. I was saddened to hear of his passing. I remember Timmy very well and his funny...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Bob Briggs - Tewksbury, MA

“So very sorry to hear of Tims passing. He always brought smiles and laughter to every little league game. Our thoughts are with the entire Grace...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Danielle Murray - Melrose, MA

“The thoughts & prayers of our entire league are with Katie, Devon & the Grace Family after the sudden passing of our friend Tim. Tim was a dedicated...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Cory Thomas - Melrose, MA

“Dear Paul and family,Words can not express the sadness that I feel for you and your family. At this most difficult time in your life, I pray that God...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Jo Zell - Gaithersburg, MD

“My prayers go out to Tim's family. I played several years of baseball with him and he was always a joy to be around and had a great love for the game. ”
7 of 28 | Posted by: Roy Fabila - Jacksonville, FL

“I only knew Tim as a funny, happy guy. I am sorry for your loss! ”
8 of 28 | Posted by: Ryan McNeal - Chelmsford, MA

“My deepest condolences. ”
9 of 28 | Posted by: Becky Russell - St.Louis, MO

“Please accept our deepest sympathy. May fond memories of Tim bring you comfort during this difficult time. ”
10 of 28 | Posted by: Pat and Dennis Tobin - FL

“Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow. Robert Louis StevensonWith my deepest and most heartfelt...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Tonya Nora - Gaithersburg, MD

“So sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you and keep you all at this time. All the Graces are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 28 | Posted by: Sean and Lori Grace and Family - CT

“Iam so sorry for your loss. My family and I send our condolences. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
13 of 28 | Posted by: Botelho family Botelho family - MA

“Katie,You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.Hope Tripp, Human Resources, Partners ”
14 of 28 | Posted by: Hope Tripp - Somerville, MA

“My prayers and thoughts to all of the Grace Family ”
15 of 28 | Posted by: Richard Edwards - Raleigh, OH

“Paul and family so sorry for the loss. Thoughts and prayers from Buffalo. ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: Pete Koehneke - Buffalo, NY

“My sincerest condolences to the entire Grace family. ”
17 of 28 | Posted by: Barb WIlliams - Wadesville, IN

“Dear Paul, Kathy, Katie and Devon,We are heartbroken to hear of your loss. May the strength and love of your wonderful family comfort you and bring...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Craig and Pam Richardson - CA

“Dear Paul Though our words can do little, we hope our thoughts and prayers will support you at this time.I was sitting here with Mike and Mike shared...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Thomas Delaney - FL - Friend

“Kathy, Paul and The Grace Family, We are so very deeply sad for your loss. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and sincere sympathy. May the...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Dale Hill - Tampa, FL - Friend

“Paul - I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you. Warmest condolences,Karthik ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: Karthik Mani - MD

“My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please know that the Roosevelt community is all here to support you and Devon while...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Beth Maranto - MELROSE, MA

“Katie, I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. May he live on in you and your precious daughter. Jennifer ”
23 of 28 | Posted by: Jennifer Barberio - Newton

“I am very sorry for your tragic loss. ”
24 of 28 | Posted by: Kathleen O'Sullivan - Swampscott, MA

“My deepest sympathy and condolences to all the family ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Patrick Greeley

“Dear Katie and Devon,When I was young and spent a lot of time with Uncle Michael, Tim spent a lot of time with us. He was a fun-loving young man and,...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Paul Pugliese - Baton Rouge, LA

“My deepest sympathies to Tim`s wonderful family. You are in my heart and prayers. He was blessed in so many ways! May he rest in peace. Love Donna ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: Donna Burroughs - Mount Airy, MD

“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 »
28 of 28 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Timothy Grace lived from September 23, 1975 to November 8, 2017. He passed away from a sudden cardiac arrest. During his life, Tim was a man with an incredible sense of humor who always knew how to make those around him smile and laugh, and valued his strong Catholic faith.

Timothy was a devoted son, brother, husband, and father. He always made his wife's day by bringing her an iced coffee, even in the middle of winter. He would do anything for his daughter. As her best friend, he dressed up as the Cowardly Lion to accompany her as Dorothy, this past Halloween. He made every effort to see his extended family, even though they were scattered across the country.

For those that knew him well, Tim was a condiment connoisseur, rating the condiment inventory of others' refrigerators when they least expected it, and stocking his own fridge with the finest pickles. One of his hidden talents was making cranberry sauce, a staple on the family table at Thanksgiving.

Tim was a passionate sports fan. In high school, he lettered in both basketball and baseball at Tewksbury Memorial High School. At home, his television was always tuned in to all the Boston and West Virginia sports. He coached his daughter's little league baseball team and he followed the local Melrose Red Raiders football team. He was also an avid skier.

Tim earned a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. He was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity where he served as president in his senior year. As an alumnus, he went back to support his alma mater working for the West Virginia Foundation.

In death, Timothy joins his younger brother Paul Jr., who preceded him in death.

He lives on in the memories and spirits of his wife, Katie F. (Cowden) Grace and daughter, Devon K. Grace of Melrose; parents, Paul and Kathleen (Todd) Grace of North Carolina; sister, Kelly McKenzie and her husband Daniel of North Carolina; grandmother, Joan Grace of New York; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws; and his cat, Francy P. Grace.

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose, on Wednesday, November 15th from 4-8 p.m. A Mass will be held at the St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish, 9 Herbert Street, Melrose, on Thursday, November 16th at 10 a.m. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. An after gathering will follow at the Knights of Columbus, 23 West Foster Street, Melrose immediately following the Mass. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to a charity of your choice.