Published in the September 11, 2015 edition

Tryder-obit-webSTONEHAM — Mabel A. (Rowe) Tryder, 98, passed away at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham on September 7.

Mabel was born in Charlestown on September 2, 1917 to the late John and Mary (Twoomey) Rowe. She was raised in Charlestown and graduated from Charlestown High School, Class of 1935.

Mabel lived in Melrose for 30 years, Reading for 25 years and the past five years in Stoneham. Mrs. Tryder worked as a sales clerk at Jordan Marsh for 10 years and loved working as a receptionist at the Medical Building at 8 Porter Street in Melrose.

She was a great sports enthusiast, enjoyed following her son’s sports careers and was a longtime supporter of the Melrose High School hockey and football boosters.

Mabel was the wife of the late William F. Tryder. She was the mother of Barbara Steckevicz and her husband Steven of Nashua, NH, Charles R. Tryder and his wife Jane of Melrose and the late William F. Tryder Jr. and the late Richard C. Tryder. She was the grandmother of William Tryder of ID, Brett Tryder and his wife Gina of NH, Carolyn Pickering and her husband Troy of NH, Christie Tryder of CO, Kelly Schupak and her husband Ben of NJ, Michael Steckevicz of NH, Conor and Megan Tryder of Melrose. She was the sister of Frank Rowe of Marston Mills, Mae Coughlin of Norwood and the late Eleanor Safrine, William Rowe and John Rowe. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral was from the Gately Funeral Home on Friday morning, Sept. 11, at 9a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Incarnation Church, 425 Upham St., Melrose at 10 a.m.

Burial at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mabel’s name to MHS Permenant Scholarship Fund, attn. William F. Tryder Jr. Scholarship, P.O. Box 760695, Melrose, MA 02176. To send a message of condolence please visit