Lifelong Melrose resident
MEREDITH, N.H. — Helen M. (Delory) Williams, 99, passed away at the Meredith Bay Colony Club in Meredith, N.H. on Sept. 30.
Helen was born in Saugus on April 15, 1915 to the late William and Josephine (Mitchell) Delory. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and had been a lifelong resident.
Mrs. Williams was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great- great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many.
Prior to raising her family she worked at Transitron in Melrose and at Grant’s Department Store in Melrose.
She was a longtime member of Most Blessed Sacrament Church and a member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Guild. She kept in touch with all of her B&M Railroad Girls throughout her life.
Helen spent many summers at Lake Sunapee in New Hampshire and also enjoyed her winters in Fort Myers, Fla. to visit her daughters.
Mrs. Williams liked to play cards, crochet, bowling and made many afghans and towels for her large extended family over the years.
She was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed rooting her team on.
But most of all her family was the most important part of her life.
Helen was the beloved wife of the late Albert J. Williams for 52 years. She was the loving mother of Tim Williams and his wife Ginger of Monroe, N.H., Jean Whitty and her husband James of Florida and PEI, Patricia Ackermann and her husband Al of Amherst, N.H., Elizabeth Brown and her late husband Albert Sr., formerly of Melrose and Marie Smith and her husband Ed of Melrose. She was the caring sister of Paul Delory and his wife Carol of California and the late Lillian Evans, Rita Etsel and William Delory Jr. She was the cherished grandmother of Susan Mattheson, Linda Desmond, Tim Williams Jr., Kathy Flammia, Marilyn Clarke, Michael Whitty, Tania Burke, Alan Ackermann, Kevin Brown, Tim Brown, Elizabeth, Matthew, Brian and Stephen Smith and the late Keith Ackermann and Albert Brown Jr. She is also survived by several great-grandchildren, great-great- grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.
The funeral was from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., Melrose, on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 8:45 a.m, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St., Wakefield at 10 a.m.
Burial in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Helen’s memory to Most Blessed Sacrament Parish.
To sign online condolence please visit www.gatelyfh.com.