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Mary Geraldine "Gerry" Dee

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Mary Geraldine 'Gerry'
(Reitchel) Dee
of Bedford, worked at T.J. Maxx; 84

BEDFORD -- Mary Geraldine "Gerry" (Reitchel) Dee, 84, of Bedford, died Thursday, November 8, 2012, at her Bedford home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was the beloved wife for 51 years of the late Edward F. Dee who died in 2001.

Born in Somerville on January 19, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary (James) Reitchel. She attended Somerville public schools and graduated from Somerville High School. Mrs. Dee was a devout Catholic and a longtime communicant of St. Michael's Parish in Bedford, where she was a resident since 1952. She previously lived in Key West, Florida.

An avid walker who enjoyed the outdoors, especially mountain climbing, cross-country skiing and camping. She also enjoyed square dancing and clogging.

Mrs. Dee worked in the communication field and the retail industry. She retired from T.J. Maxx after many years of employment.

She was the loving mother of Edward F. Dee Jr. and Linda Callaghan of Assonet, Thomas P. Dee and his wife, Eleanor of Harvard, James M. Dee and his wife, Laurie of Chelmsford, Marc A. Dee and his wife, Patti of Lowell, Doreen M. Rahn and her husband, Ernest of North Billerica, Lisa J. Brady and her husband, Sean of Billerica, and the late Gerald J. Dee and his surviving wife, Yvette of Colchester, CT. She was the devoted grandmother of Michelle Young, Ryan Dee, Kyle Dee, Casey Dee, Kristin Dee, Joel Dee, Cory Dee, Jack Dee, Michael Rahn, Kaitlin Rahn, and Deirdre Brady; and cherished great-grandmother of Scott Young, Matthew Young, Adam Young, Paige Young and Michael Rahn Jr. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Paul Reitchel and Betty Dellovo.

DEE -- Of Bedford, Mary Geraldine "Gerry" (Reitchel) Dee, 84, died Nov. 8, 2012, in Bedford. Beloved wife of 51 years of the late Edward F. Dee. Funeral Tues., Nov. 13th from the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford St., CONCORD CENTER at 7:45 A.M. followed by a funeral Mass in St. Michael's Church, 90 Concord Rd., Bedford at 9 A.M. Interment Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford. Visiting hours Mon., Nov. 12th from 4 to 8 P.M. Contributions in her memory may be made to , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For obituary and guest book, visit www.deefuneralhome.com. Charles W. Dee, Jr. and Susan M. Dee, Directors, Dee Funeral Home of Concord.

Published in Lowell Sun on Nov. 11, 2012
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