Ellen M. (Brown) Gaiero

April 26, 2007

Ellen M. (Brown) Gaiero

ELLEN M. (BROWN) GAIERO – in Woburn, April 26th. Beloved wife of Edward F. Gaiero. Devoted mother of Edward F., Jr. and his wife Cheryl of Rumney, NH, Jack R. and his wife Romy of Haverhill, Joseph M. and his wife Melanie of Burlington, and James G. and his wife Sara of W. Hartford, CT. Cherished grandmother of Stephanie, Margaret, Zachary, Julia, Lainey, Joseph, and Kelsey. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, May 1st at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Monday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Ellen’s memory to the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Ellen M. Gaiero, 66, of Woburn passed away at Mass. General Hospital Thursday afternoon after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of Edward F. Gaiero for over forty-three years.

Born in Somerville, Ellen was the daughter of the late Walter and Margaret (Feeney) Brown. She grew up in Somerville and Medford, and was a 1958 graduate of Girls Catholic High School in Malden. Continuing her education at Merrimack College, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Humanities in 1962.

Ellen began her career as an English teacher at Chelsea High School, where she remained for a few years before retiring to raise her family. After her children were in school, she went back to the field of education, working as a teacher’s aide at the Lynch Elementary School in Winchester for over twenty years. She and her husband, who was a teacher in the Woburn school system, retired in 2001.

When her four sons were young, Ellen was very active in the P.T.A., served as a den mother for their Cub Scout troops, and volunteered a great deal of time at the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn. Over the years she enjoyed summering with her family at Newfound Lake in New Hampshire where she loved sitting by the lake, knitting, reading, and in more recent years, playing with her grandchildren, whom she adored.

Ellen and her husband Ed enjoyed many great trips, spending time in Italy, Greece, Ireland, and Scotland and other locales. They had wintered in Florida since their retirement several years ago.

Along with pastimes which included knitting and ceramics, she cultivated many friendships with her fellow teachers as well as friends in New Hampshire and Florida. A special woman, she maintained a positive attitude throughout her brief illness and treatments, and was an inspiration to her friends and family.

Surviving along with her husband Ed are four sons: Edward F., Jr. and his wife Cheryl of Rumney, NH, Jack R. and his wife Romy of Haverhill, Joseph M. and his wife Melanie of Burlington, and James G. and his wife Sara of W. Hartford, Connecticut. She was also the cherished grandmother of Stephanie, Margaret, Zachary, Julia, Lainey, Joseph, and Kelsey.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, May 1st at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Ellen’s memory to the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. Dearest Ed & Kids,
    We will miss Ellen dearly, you guys were one of the best reasons to be at Newfound Lake.

    All our love,

    Pete, Lisa & the Boys

  2. To this Gaiero Family:

    While none of us can be there @ this difficult time, we wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Our link to the Gaiere Family is through Ed(Jr.). He is a good man with a great work ethic and a wonderful family. His mother would be proud of him.

  3. Dear Gaiero Family –

    Jack, my thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Peace be with you.

  4. To the Gaiero Family
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, I know how difficult this is.

    Lisa Thompson (Rafferty)

  5. Gwenn

    The world has lost a warm and loving person who made a special difference.

    Wishing you peace at this sad time.

    Harry’s Mom

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