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“My Dear Auntie Ef, You're in my heart always. I miss pulling stories from your memory and learning from your wisdom. May you find peace in the...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Marc Berry - Allentown, PA

“Judy, Many years have gone by, but I still have very fond memories playing at your house when we were young. Your mother was always so kind and soft...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Marie Dugas Morrow - Everett, MA

“Dear Judy and David I just learned about the death of your mother. I have never forgotten working with her at Am Mut. She was always a favorite of...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: june lloyd - malden, MA

“Condolences to David and Judy,Aunt Effie was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. She certianly is in Heaven. Love Phyllis,John,Rick and...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Rick Corrado - Lynn, MA - Aunt

“My condolences to the family of Effie Thistle she will be missed by all.. I remember her coming to Star meetings ( but it has been a while now ) you...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Kathryn J Graham PM Order of the Eastern Star Melrose # 14 - MA

“Judy-My condolences on the passing of your dear mother. May God's wings shelter her now and forever. Wendy Fisher ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Wendy Fisher - Oneonta, NY

“Dave and Judy.We just heard of your mother's passing.Please accept our condolences.XTWtI ”
7 of 21 | Posted by: Roy & Linda Thistle

“Dear Judy and Dave,I was very saddened to hear of your mother's passing. She was a very important part of my life. I felt always close to her as I...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Robert Berry - Bandon, OR

“Judy and David, Aunt Effie was a Special Lady to all of us. I grew up hearing Aunt Effie and Uncle Ol mentioned on many occasions. I'll always...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Gary and Lynn Hillyard

“I will miss effie so much she was a class act always the lady.I will miss going in each morning to give her her morning kiss i know she looked...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Betsy Mattuchio - Melrose, MA

“I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Effie @ American Mutualfor a short 5 year period up until the early 1980s. She was such a joyful...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Kim E. Brazis Kelly - Groveland, MA

“Judy and David: Thinking of you both! Aunt Effie-- The perfect Lady! That's how I will remember her. We { the girls} have lots of fond memories of...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Glenys Quinn - Niece

“Judy and Dave, I'm so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful woman Effie was. I have so many memories of her that I've collected over the years. I...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Marc Berry - Allentown, PA

“Judy & David, I am so sorry to hear about "Aunt Effie's" passing. I have fond memories of being over your house in Melrose on Holidays with your...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Colleen Alioto - Winthrop, MA

“Judy and David Aunt Effie had a smile big enough to light a room and a heart large enough to fill it.She will always be remembered with love.Our...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Ruby Moores - St.John's

“Dear Judy & David, So sorry to hear of Aunt Effie's passing. She became my Aunt too with the girls from Newfoundland. I always enjoyed...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Leona Moore Van Buskirk - FL

“Judy, David and family are thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times. Effie was an incredibly giving and caring lady, the only...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Bob & Sue Cushing - Malden, MA

“Judy and David, She was grace and kindness itself. Susan strang ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Susan Strang

“Judy,David and family, Please know that my thaughts are with you at this most difficult time.I have fond memories of aunt Effie,when she visited with...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: sandra thistle - niece

“Judy and David - We are truly sorry for your loss. Aunt Effie was, without a doubt, one of the nicest and kindest people we have ever known. You...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Richard R. Murray - Lynn, MA

“David, Just wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers at this difficult time. Chuck ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Chuck - MA

Mrs. Effie M. (Smith) Thistle, of Melrose, formerly of Saugus, passed away peacefully in her 97th year on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at the Kirkwood House in Wakefield.

Effie Smith was born on September 24, 1914 in Somerville, one of seven children of the late George and Beatrice (Reid) Smith.

Effie was raised and educated in Saugus. She worked at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and for many years at American Mutual Insurance Co. in Wakefield. She proudly served as an air raid warden in the civil defense during World War II. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Melrose and the Order of the Eastern Star, Melrose Chapter #14.

Effie will be lovingly remembered as an incredibly kind and loving person. She will be much missed by her family, friends, and the residents and caretakers at the Kirkwood House in Wakefield.

She was the beloved wife of the late Oliver Thistle. Devoted mother of the Reverend Judith A. Thistle of Worcester, NY and David O. Thistle of Melrose. Dear sister of Phyllis Corrado of Lynn, Doris Colorusso of NH, and the late H. Baxter Smith, Margarita Berry, George H. Smith and Winifred Murray. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She also leaves her cherished and most dear friends, Nicholas and Barbara DiLoreto of Melrose.

Funeral Service to honor and remember Effie's life at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose, Saturday, September 3 at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours on Friday from 4-8 PM. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Gifts in her memory may be made to the Kirkwood House, Activity Fund, c/o Robert Cushing, 202 Main St., Wakefield, MA 01880.

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