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“Silka, Guess this was our year. Too many stories to share...it all begins with my burning your brand new rug with a cigarette, and your mom...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Sooze - North Conway, NH

“Dear Silka, We also remember seeing your mother at The Atrium and the wonderful visit we had that day. Your mother was one of the loveliest...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Lynne LaMarca - Melrose, MA

“Priscilla, Although the Atrium was not the ideal place for us to meet after so many years, it was nice to see you again, and particulary nice to...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Randy & Dorothy (LaMarca) Huber - MA

“Dear Carolyn & Silka, Our thoughts are with you as we remember Martha and the fun times we had. What a long and winding road it's been that...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Therese & Clare Indelicato - MA

“Very dear Silka...my whole heart is with you tonight. My prayers too. Someday soon I hope we can get together and share our sorrow. Best love Sister. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Sister Rosenda Gill - Framingham, MA

“Hello Priscilla, I'm not sure if you will remember me or not. It was so long ago. I lived on Mt. Hood Terr. I remember your Mother and you very...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Richard Bergman - Marblehead, MA

“We are so sorry to hear about your mother. She was loved by all who knew her. Ellen (Ambrogne) Galvin & Malcolm Galvin ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Ellen Ambrogne - Winchester, MA

“My deepest condolences to the Hook family.Sorry unable to attend love Frankie ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Frank Mazurkiewicz - Indian Wells, CA

“Carolyn, I don't know if you remember me or not from working for Mr. Follett, but I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My thoughts and...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Carol Weyland - Newton, NH

“Carolyn & Silka, There is no better tribute to one's life then the lives that have been created by the love of a parent. The whole of the world is...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Andrew Jackson Jr - Malden, MA

“CAROLYN AND SILKA, WE SHARE YOUR SORROW, SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL AND ADMIRABLE PERSON WHO WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED. LOVE, ...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: FRANK M. HOOK - MIAMI SPRINGS, FL

“Carolyn and Silka, I send you my love and condolences and I pray that Coci is now at peace with Uncle Al. I have great memories that make me smile...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Donna Lanney - Peabody, MA

“Karolica & Silka, Your both a tribute to her life. She loved you both the most, and most that she knew.Her beauty glowed from the inside out. My...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Basha - Manalapan, FL

“She was such a love! I'm soo very sorry - What a great life! I love you all! Cousin Paul ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: PaulHook - Los Angeles, CA

“Carolyn & Silka- Our heart goes out to you. Everyone in our family has special memories of your Mother. She was a kind and beautiful women and will...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Alfred & Suzanne - MA

“Dear Hook Family, Martha was a wonderful neighbor and good friend. She always was smiling. She enjoyed hearing my children playing on Elmcrest...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: lucille - melrose, MA

“Sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. Debbie Hansen Burke, Killington, VT ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Debbie Hansen Burke - Killington, VT

“Carolyn, My thoughts and sympathy are with you in the loss of your mother. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Jean (Dunklee) West - Berwick

“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 »
19 of 19 | Posted by: John W. Gately, Fred Sprague and Stephen Bartholomew - MA


Martha R. (Mazurkiewicz) Hook passed away at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Tuesday, January 6, 2009. She was 90 years old. Martha was born in South Boston, raised in Lynn and graduated from Lynn Classical High School. She lived in Marblehead for over 10 years, Saugus for 5 years and Melrose the past 55 years. Mrs. Hook was a homemaker, a talented seamstress, enjoyed needle point and was a member of the Embroiders Guild of America and the Needle Point Guild of America. Martha and her late husband Al enjoyed spending winters in Dunedin, FL for over 20 years, where they belonged to the Dunedin Country Club and spent summers vacationing in Moultonboro, NH for over 15 years and belonged to the Bald Peak Country Club. Mrs. Hook was a member of the Melrose Garden Club, a former member of Bellevue Golf Club in Melrose and was a founding member of Incarnation Church in Melrose. She loved children, life, dancing, entertaining, music and had a wonderful sense of humor. Martha was the proud wife of the late Alfred E. Hook (One of the former owners of James Hook Lobster Co. of Boston). Loving mother of Carolyn T. Hook of Swampscott and Priscilla L. Hook of Melrose. Sister of Henry Mazurkiewicz of Salem & the late Stella Palmer. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, family & friends. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Sat. Jan. 10th at 9AM. Funeral Mass in The Church of the Incarnation, 425 Upham St. Melrose at 10AM. Relatives & friends invited, Visiting hours Friday 4-8PM. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery in Lynn. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701 or a charity of your choice