Obituaries 12-03-2014

Mary ‘Mae’ Diamond

First National Stores retiree and Chelsea Soldiers’ Home Volunteer with over

20,000 hours of service

Mary R. “Mae” (Covino) Diamond of Melrose entered into rest on Sunday, November 30 in the Oosterman Rest Home in Melrose. She was 95 years old.

Mrs. Diamond retired from the First National Stores where she worked as a lab technician. She was a volunteer with over 20,000 hours of dedicated service at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Everett VFW and DAV.

Born in Everett, Mae lived in Melrose for many years. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis G. “Lou” Diamond; daughter of the late Carlo and Antoinette Covino; dear and devoted mother of late Karen Topalian and her surviving husband, Kenneth Topalian of Florida; sister of Josephine Clifford and her husband, Warren of Everett, Carol Bianchi of Malden, Barbara Morris and her husband, James of Virginia and the late Lawrence and Louis Covino and his surviving wife, Carmella Covino of Everett, Vera Tocci, Phyllis Griffin and Ann Hummel and her surviving husband, Jack Hummel of New York; loving grandmother of Richard Hynes, Jr. and his wife, Monica, Jennifer Gallagher and her husband, Kenneth, Cameron Hynes and Kendra Sinicrope and her husband, Rocco. She is also survived by seven loving great-grandchildren, many loving nieces, nephews and close friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Mary’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main Street) Everett, Thursday, December 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. Her Funeral Mass will be on Friday in the Church of the Incarnation, 489 Upham St., Melrose, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary’s memory to Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial St., Ste. 19, Malden, MA 02148, would be sincerely appreciated.

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