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Velna C. (Godbout) Montague Obituary


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“So sorry to hear of your loss, peace to you and your family. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: steph myles (isaac) - enfield, CT

“I have so many memories of my beloved Grammy. She raised me, taught me so much about life. She was always content with what she had. She never wanted...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Colleen teeter - Rochester, NH

“Dear Dianne, It has been years since I have lived in Melrose, but the picture of your mother is exactly how I remember her, always smiling. I hope...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Anne Prendergast Gannon - FL

“I grew up down the street and knew your mom my whole life. She always let us play in the yard and in the house,and always said hello as we grew. I...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Jackie Rahilly - Lynn, MA

“Jamie, So sorry to hear of your loss. You took such good care of your mother! I loved hearing about your adventures. May you find peace in...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Anne (Hartigan) Pankratz - MA

“Dear Jamie and Family I am sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Patty Chick Eustis ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Patty Chick Eustis - Malden , MA

“Dear Dianne and Family, You had the sweetest mother of all of us! I admired you so much because you always included your mother in everyday...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Anne - Melrose, MA - friend

“Dear Jamie and Family, So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Take care -- April ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: April (Holley) Healey - MA

“Dear Jamie & Family, please know we have you in our thoughts and prayers. Momma Montague was such a sweetheart and we were lucky to spend the last...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Jacqui & Mike Yawnick - Wakefield, 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 »
10 of 10 | Posted by: John W. Gately, Fred Sprague & Steve Bartholomew - MA


Velna C. (Godbout) Montague passed away at her home in Melrose on Thursday, December 22, 2011. She was 87 years of age. Velna was born in Sanford, Maine on June 27, 1924 to the late Ovide & Marion (Vachon) Godbout. She was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 61 years. Mrs. Montague wintered in Vero Beach Florida for 12 years, was a longtime member of St. Mary's Church and loved birds and flowers. Velna (Val) was the wife of the late Paul B. Montague. Mother of Nancy Montague-Rand & her wife Yardena of RI, Dianne McQuillen & her husband Paul of Melrose, Thomas Montague of NH and James Montague of Melrose. Sister of the late Raymond Godbout and Irene Keen. Grandmother of Jennifer Rousseau & her husband Tim, Derek McQuillen & his wife Stephanie, Lawrence McGinnis, Renee Scola, Rachel Montague-Rand and Colleen Teeter. Also survived by 7 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Tuesday, December 27th at 8AM. A Mass of Christian Burial weld be held for Val at St. Mary's Church, Herbert St. Melrose, at 9AM. Relatives & friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours Monday from 4-8PM with a Celebration of Life service at 7:30. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.