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“I was a nurse at the assisted living community where Gwen resided in the final years of her life. Although I no longer worked there when she passed,...Read More »
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“I am so sorry you have left us Gwen. I miss you and you will always be in our hearts we have great pictures of you and Ed at our wedding thank you...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Robert Farrell - Melrose, MA

“She and Ed were very generous to me and co workers for many years. I´ll always miss them both. ”
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“Auntie Gwen will be missed at our family parties, but I know she is thrilled to be reunited with Uncle Ed and the rest of her family. Sending love to...Read More »
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Gwendolynde "Gwen" (Merrill) Wall, of Peabody Massachusetts, died peacefully on November 28, 2021.

Gwen was the beloved wife of the late Edward "Ed" J. Wall Jr., with whom she shared 54 years of marriage. She was also predeceased by her parents, the late Alvin Lynde Merrill and Elsie M. (Humphreys) Merrill.

Gwen was a graduate of Melrose High School in 1943 and attended the Westbrook Junior College in Portland Maine where she obtained a degree in Secretarial Science. While attending college, she participated in the Waneka Riding Club, Secretarial Science Club and Inter-House Basketball and Softball. Following college graduation in 1946, she worked as a secretary for the Lord Electric Company of Boston
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Gwen was a devout Catholic and maintained a strong faith in God. She married the boy next door and the love of her life, Edward, on May 23, 1953. After first residing in Cheshire Connecticut, they built a loving home in West Peabody in 1964. Gwen and Ed enjoyed traveling the US together, music, dancing, and a nice dinner out; some of their favorite spots included The Kernwood at Lynnfield many years ago and The Hard Cover restaurant. Gwen always appreciated being with friends and family; some of her favorite pastimes included traveling, playing card games and spending time at the ocean.

Friends and family are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at St. Adelaide Parish, 712 Lowell Street Peabody, MA on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 10:30am. Interment, Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.