Condolence & Memory Journal

glad to send the picture. RIP Eddie

Posted by Karen M Mutch - North Andover, MA - Friend   February 02, 2017

Dear Lillian, John and I are thinking of you and offering prayers that you will be given the strength to cope with your loss. Your courage in dealing with your never ending challenges has been amazing this year. May all your good memories with Ed bring you some sort of solace. Love Linda

Posted by Linda McNamara - Ireland - Friend   January 28, 2017

I wish you peace and comfort through this difficult time. God Bless.

Posted by Anna Ricardo - Melrose, MA   January 27, 2017

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Posted by David & Wendy Butts - Melrose, MA - Friend   January 27, 2017

Dear Lillian and family. I was so saddened to hear the news of cousin Ed. Although we've lived apart and didn't stay in touch as we could have, I have thought of my Melrose family often. The write up was wonderful. He truly has left his mark and a legacy of a life well lived. My thoughts and prayers to all. Love, Donna Brown from Mississippi.

Posted by Donna Brown - Ocean Springs, MS - Family   January 26, 2017

Hi Lillian my condolences to you and your family. JD

Posted by Jemima Sanon - Waltham, MA - Coworker   January 26, 2017

Dear Lillian
My condolences to you and family
Connie Marques

Posted by Connies Marques - Cambridge, MA - Coworker   January 26, 2017

Ed's smile spread joy in any room he entered. It was a pleasure to work with him in so many Melrose events. Lillian, my prayers are with you.

Posted by George S Hickey - Melrose, MA - Friend   January 26, 2017

Pam, Kiara and your entire family,

Sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Rayanne & Ernie Fregeau - Cumberland, RI   January 26, 2017

Wishing you strength for today and comfort in the days ahead, knowing how much your husband meant to so many.Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

Sandra Nuñez

Posted by Sandra Nunez - Lynn, MA - Coworker   January 26, 2017

Lillian, My sincere sympathies to you and your family. You've been an amazing power of strength.
May wonderful memories comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Posted by Charlene Medeiros - Winthrop, MA - Coworker   January 25, 2017

Lillian, I am sorry for you and your family's loss. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God gained another angel. God Bless you.

Posted by Phaedra McLaurin - Fitchburg, MA - Coworker   January 25, 2017


Dear Kelly Family, please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your Father, you all will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your Dad was a great guy, always taking care of and watching out for the Drum Corp kids, myself included! Sincerely, Tom & Julie Buckley

Posted by Thomas Buckley - Saugus, MA - Family Friend   January 25, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss, which is a loss to all of Melrose. I so enjoyed knowing and working with Ed for the past 20 years - he was a true character who I miss already!

Posted by Ruth Clay - Melrose, MA - Coworker   January 24, 2017

Dear Lillian
Gen and I were saddened to hear of Ed's death. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Gen and Frank McNamara

Posted by Francis McNamara - Rockport, MA - Friend   January 24, 2017

Lillian, I'm sorry to hear of Ed's passing, our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Laura and Jim Boyden

Posted by Laura Boyden - Melrose, MA   January 24, 2017

Rest in peace. God bless your family during this very sad time

Posted by Joanne Bowen - Melrose, MA - Acquaintance   January 24, 2017

To Ed Jr. & all your family, I'm very sorry for the loss of your Dad. My prayers are with you. Judy Cook

Posted by Judy Cook - Saugus, MA - Family Friend   January 24, 2017


To the entire Kelly Family - please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of Ed. Jim and I meet him when our daughter marched with the Diplomats. Ed was such a kind and friendly person and it was our pleasure to have know him. He will be forever in our hearts Mary and Jim O'Reilly

Posted by A friend   January 24, 2017

I will always remember him as fun loving person my thoughts and prayers are with you all Joan Shepherd- Henderson

Posted by Joan Henderson - Port Charlotte, FL - Friend   January 23, 2017

Lillian, I'm so sorry to learn of Ed's passing. It appears, from following on FB, that his last days and weeks were encompassed by your strength and your love. Truly lovely. I know he'll be missed. Please know that at this time, I will keep you in my prayers. Comfort and strength to you.

Posted by Patty Miller - Plymouth, MA - Friend   January 23, 2017


It's never the right time
To say goodbye.
I will miss you, Dad,
And here is why.
You taught me so much:
To show no fear,
To always have fun,
And face the day with cheer.

You were always so able,
So fast and so strong.
In your little girl's eyes
You could do no wrong.
You would always listen,
And you never pried.
You were the arms around me
When I cried.

You never looked for praises,
And you were never one to boast.
You were always there
For those you loved the most.

You worked so hard,
And those strong working hands
Led me through life
And helped me understand
That life can be hard,
And tough, and sad,
But through it all
I had my Dad.

And because of you,
I understood
That life was actually
Pretty good.
I believe in you
And will follow your path,
And when things go wrong,
I'll look back and laugh.

I hope you can hear me
So I can let you know
That you were and will forever
Be my superhero.
So yes, today
I am full of sorrow,
But I will smile a little more
With each tomorrow.

So please, Dad, go
Be at rest
and know to me
you will always be the BEST

I love you so much and will miss you every day. Forever in my heart.

Posted by Pamela Kelly-Dobay - Lynn, MA - Daughter   January 23, 2017