PEABODY — Maryfaith (Sullivan) Henderson, of Peabody, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully on February 16 at the age of 77. She was born in Boston on January 12, 1947, to the late Thomas and Catherine (Culleton) Sullivan.

Maryfaith was raised in Revere and graduated from Revere High School. She lived in Malden and Boston for a few years before settling in Melrose in 1976. She worked as a secretary at Sexton & Donahue Real Estate in Melrose for 27 years. She was known for her dry wit, the sincere interest she took in others and the warmth she showed everyone around her. She’ll always be remembered as a dedicated wife and mother and a faithful and cherished friend to many.

Maryfaith was the beloved wife of the late Ralph “Jim” Henderson; the loving mother of Kathryn A. Henderson of Cambridge; and sister of the late Joseph Sullivan.

Visiting hours were held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Thursday, February 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 23 at St. Mary’s Church, 4 Herbert St., Melrose. Interment to follow the Mass at Puritan Lawn Cemetery, 185 Lake St., Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association. To sign online condolence, visit