Published in the October 13, 2017 edition

CHARLESTOWN — George A. Glines, M.D., of Charlestown, died peacefully on October 6, 2017 at the age of 91. Dr. Glines was born in Somerville on February 5, 1926 to Walter and Harriett (Ferris) Glines.  At the age of 18, he enlisted in the United States Army and served his country honorably during WWII, and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.  After the war, George earned a Doctorate Degree in Pediatrics and opened his own practice.

Dr. Glines began practicing in Melrose in 1959, at offices on Porter Street in Melrose, next to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He practiced in Melrose for 39 years before relocating to Wakefield in 1999, before retiring in 2000.  Over the course of his 41 year career he cared for thousands of children, and in many cases the parents of the children were once patients of Dr. Glines as well. He worked very hard throughout his career, always early to work and late to leave. He experienced many changes in the field of medicine over his career, and was thankful that by the end of his career he didn’t see as many serious illnesses as in the early years of his practice.

Dr. Glines was the beloved husband of Ann (Dowling) Glines of Charlestown. Loving father of Gary Glines and his wife Gail of Hull, Brad Glines and his wife Mary of Plymouth, Roger Glines of Florida, Sidney Jenkins and his wife Allison of Hamilton, Michael Jenkins and his wife Barbara of Hollis, New Hampshire, Kelli Goulian and her husband Matthew of Melrose, Thomas Jenkins and his wife Tonia of Malden, Lee Jenkins of Gloucester, and Shawn Jenkins and his wife Heather of Charlestown.  Also survived by sixteen loving grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Visiting Hours were held on Tuesday, October 10, at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose.  A Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, October 11, at St. Mary’s Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Chapel, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. To leave an online message  of condolence please visit