Our Nauna

212 words that summed up my Grandmother’s life:

Copyright Boston Herald Library Mar 25, 2002

Louise M. (Mutti) “Nauna” Lodie of Melrose, a nurse, died at her home Saturday after a lengthy bout with cancer. She was 87.

Born and raised in Westboro, Mrs. Lodie graduated from St. Vincent School of Nursing in 1936. Following her marriage in 1942, she moved to Melrose.

During her years of nursing, Mrs. Lodie was known as a family, neighborhood and community nurse. She was the night supervisor at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital before retiring after 26 years of service.

She was committed to HIV/AIDS advocacy and as captain of “Team Lodie,” she participated in the annual Boston AIDS Walk for 15 years. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church in Malden and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America for many years.

Wife of the late Charles B., Mrs. Lodie is survived by three sons, Robert C. of Los Angeles, Calif., Peter M. of Ashfield, and Paul B. of Stratton Mountain, Vt.; three daughters, Maryann A. Hollis and Lisa M. O’Loughlin, both of Melrose, and Elizabeth G. Sustick of Northampton; 16 grandchildren, two great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church in Malden.

Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.

Arrangements by Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose.

Ill bet she smiles down everyday.

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