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Virginia A. "Ginny" Ehlers
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    2600 Network Blvd, #300
    Frisco, TX 75034

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“Just Want To Say How Sorry We Are To hear Of Your Mothers Passing. Prayers To Tom And dan And family..God Bless.....Karelas Family ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Ernie Karelas - Melrose, MA

“So sorry to hear of Ginny's passing. Our condolences to Tom and the family. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Scott and Carol Thompson - MA

“My sincere condolences to you and to your family. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Jon Lawrence - Framingham, MA

“My sympathy to all Ginny's family at this sad time. Praying that our dear God will help all of you in the coming days as you deal with the loss of...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Rose Sena - Melrose, MA - Family

“Tom i am so sorry for your moms passing thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time god bless ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Graham - Melrose, MA

“Ginny helped me one year by making coin purses for my Vacation Bible School kids. It was a big help to me because I don't sew. I only knew her a...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: James and Peggy Hunter - McLoud, OK

“My condolences on the passing of someone special who helped me through times as a youth and was like a mother to me. I'll always cherish her wisdom...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Jason Moulton - Londonderry, 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 »
8 of 8 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Virginia A. "Ginny" Ehlers, of Melrose, died at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on Oct. 13, 2016 at the age of 70. Ginny was born in East Boston, raised in Belmont, a graduate of Belmont High School, Class of 1956 and went on to graduate of Secretarial School. Ginny worked as a Traffic Supervisor for the City of Melrose for many years, resided in Melrose for 48 years and loved to spend her time with her children & grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing, arts & crafts, antique stores and making quilts for many family members. Ginny collected stamps, coins and anything Victorian. Ginny was the beloved wife of Thomas E. Ehlers for 50 years. Loving mother of Thomas J. Ehlers of Salem, Daniel E. Ehlers & his wife Toni of Saugus and Melissa L. Ehlers of Melrose. Cherished grandmother of Alexzandria, Christopher, Laura, Alyssa, Emily and Samantha. Caring sister of Earl McBride of Boston, Kenneth McBride & his wife Jeanne of Framingham, Patricia Galvin & her husband Brian of Belmont and Marybeth McBride of Beverly. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Monday, Oct. 17 from 4-7 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at the Gately Funeral Home on Tuesday, Oct. 18th at 10:00 AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:30PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd, #300, Frisco, TX 75034.