Published December 25, 2020

MELROSE — Kim M. (McGilley) Nuzzo, 53, of Salem, N.H., passed away suddenly on Dec. 13, 2020, due to diabetes complications.

Kim was born in Melrose and graduated from Northeast Vocational School.

She lived for her five grandchildren and loved spending time with them, and when she wasn’t with them, she was spending time with her beloved cats. Kim also loved making people laugh, tending to her small garden and crafting.

She was the loving mother of Crystal Nuzzo and her partner Haris Talic of Derry, N.H. and Richard Nuzzo Jr. and his wife Jenna of Saugus. Beloved daughter of John and Joan (Bennett) McGilley of Melrose. Cherished grandmother of Richard III, Caiden, Nico, Jordin and Rex. Devoted sister of Thomas McGilley and his fiancee Dineen of Saugus and the late Tonya Lavalle. Caring aunt of Courtney Lavalle of Lowell, Codi Nuzzo of Hawaii and Toni (Nuzzo) Suslowicz of N.H. Also survived by other relatives and friends.

Due to the current health crisis, funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, D.C. 20077. To sign online condolence visit