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“Dear Peggy and Family, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dear Mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. It has been...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Kathleen G. Doucette - NH

“Donnie and Lou, I was sorry to read that your mom passed away. My sympathies to the whole family. I hope there are many happy memories to help you...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Georgia (Lorenzen)Iudiciani - MA

“My deepest sympathy to the family of Isobel. I remember your Mom and Dad from growing up on Aspen street in Lynn. I babysat for Donald and Scott...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Elaine Milaszewski Hegan - MA

“Bill, Marcia, Lois Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Bill Martin - Melrose, MA

“May you rest in Peace Isobel. Thank you for all you did for me and my familiy. I am forever grateful. Alan ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Alan Frechette - Leominster, MA

“ScottI am so sorry of your moms passing .. my condolences to u and your family.. take care ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Graham - Melrose, MA

“Scott, Our thoughts, prayers are with you as you go through this very difficult time. Love, Frank and Roy ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Roy Bauer - Melrose, MA

“Peggy, Craig, and Andrew, You are all in my thoughts and prayers at such a difficult time in your lives. Craig and Drew.....its not fair that you...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Denise Muth - Leominster, MA

Mrs. Isobel (Ogilvie) Best, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center in Medford on February 1, 2012, at the age of 84.

Isobel was born on January 22, 1928, in Lynn, daughter of the late Joseph P. and Ella (Hendry) Ogilvie. She was raised and educated in Lynn where she graduated from Lynn Classical High School. For many years, she worked for Glendale Morton Oil Co. where she retired from in 1994. She was a member of the Boston Street Methodist Church in Lynn where she taught Sunday School. In her leisure time, she loved knitting, baking, reading and history.

Isobel was the beloved wife of the late Donald B. Best with whom she shared 46 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Donald O. Best and his wife Louise of Alton, NH, Margaret L. Frechette of Fitchburg, and Scott W. Best of Malden. Longtime friend of Dana Jewell of Malden. Dear sister of the late Margaret Ogilvie. Cherished grandmother of Amy Best, Kate Best, Phillip Best, Craig Frechette, Andrew Frechette and 2 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends will honor and remember Isobel's life by gathering for visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Sunday, February 5 from 1-5 PM and again on Monday where her Funeral Service will be celebrated at 12:30 PM. Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Gifts in her memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 213 Main St., Malden, MA 02148, or a charity of your choice.

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Pine Grove Cemetery

145 Boston Street Lynn, MA