Muriel F. Elliott

  • Born: July 12, 1930
  • Died: October 22, 2021
  • Location: Bedford, Massachusetts

McDonald Funeral Home

19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
Tel. (781) 334-9966

Tribute & Message From The Family

Muriel F. Elliott (Sylvester) 91 of Bedford MA, died on October 22 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.

She was born on July 12, 1930, in Chelsea MA. And was the daughter of the late Arthur S. Sylvester and Florence M Sylvester (Meserve) of Melrose.
Muriel was a 1949 graduate of Melrose High School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wakefield and a member of the Rebekahs. After graduation she worked at John Hancock Insurance in Boston, then Transitron in Wakefield and for 24 years was the head cook at Stoneham High School.

She and her late husband of 71 years Richard F. Elliott traveled the US and Europe portraying the life of Benjamin Franklin lecturing schools, civic, veteran, and DOD organizations in period attire. She loved to cook, crochet, and knit. She enjoyed spending time with the family in Sebago Lake Maine.

She was the sister of the late Robert Sylvester and his wife Dorothy of Damariscotta ME.

She was the loving mother of the recently departed Richard F. Elliott Jr. and wife Donna (Sullivan) of Bedford MA, Kenneth R. Elliott of Gloucester MA, and Donald R. Elliott and wife Susan (Fortin) of Middleton MA. She enjoyed family get togethers for holidays and referred to these as a "Family of Families."

She was the grandmother of Jamie Elliott of Gloucester, Timothy Elliott of Lowell, Rachel Corbett and her husband Eric of Sneads Ferry NC, Jason Elliott and his wife Jennifer of North Reading and Chad Stanley of Holland MI.

She was the great grandmother of Xavia, Noelle, and Isla Elliott, Cale and Cole Corbett, Mathieu, Joshua, Noah, and Emma.

A visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Wednesday, October 27 from 4 to 7pm. Her funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday October 28, at 11:30am. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Goodbye sweet lady. When I was very young and the baby sitter for Don and Ken.
She taught me some much about cooking and keeping a house. Even today when I am doing something I think Aunt Muriel, taught me how to do this.Rest in peace and make them a great dessert in heaven. Maybe a Devils Float.(family recipe)

Posted by priscilla park - citrus springs, FL - Family   October 27, 2021

Muriel was a kind and wonderful woman who was never without a smile. It was Muriel who always kept the families in touch with the exchanging of Christmas cards annually and visits to Burlington!! I will miss her warmth and kindness she had for everyone and that wonderful smile that will never fade from my memory. With eternal love,
Jodi and Bill Race

Posted by Jodi Race - Freedom, NH - Family   October 26, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Donald and Kenneth on the loss of your mother so soon after Donald. Our memories of her were of a gentle quiet woman who supported all the endeavors of her spouse, Richard from real estate to acting. She was a real treasure and will be missed. You are so fortunate to have so many wonderful memories of her to reflect on. In her quiet gentle way she tought you each wisdom, and love that will be carried through to your generations to come.

Posted by Jim and Paula sarno - Stoneham, MA - Friend   October 26, 2021