November 26, 1918-November 8, 2017
(MacDougall) May of Malden, passed away on Wednesday evening,
November 8, 2017, in the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody, she
was 98 years old, just three weeks short of her 99th
birthday. She was the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Smith)
MacDougall and was born November 26, 1918 in Cape Breton N. S.
Canada. She was one of twelve children, 10 girls, 2 boys.
Her father was a
fisherman and they moved to the United States and settled in
Malden where she was educated in Cheverus Catholic Elementary
and High School.
She would later meet
John May and the couple married on Dec. 10, 1944 and remained in
Malden until recently when she went into the Rosewood Nursing
facility which would have been 73 years in the same home.
Calastine worked in
the Whidden Hospital as the house mother for the nursing
students for the nursing program for several years until the
program closed, at which time she became the evening switchboard
operator in the hospital until her retirement.
After her retirement
she kept herself busy with knitting, reading, gardening and
enjoying her grandchildren and family. She enjoyed baking and
did desserts for her nephews and grandchildren until just
recently. She was always happy in her kitchen. She was also a
great Boston sports fan. Loved all sports but especially the
Boston Red Sox and the Patriots.
Calastine or better
known to us as Mom, Callie , Grammie or Mammie May who knew and
loved her will be truly missed and a huge hole has been left in
Callie is survived
by her daughter, Nancy A. Delaney and her husband Glenn W. of
Peabody and her daughter-in-law, Barbara May of West Newbury.
Calastine was the loving sister of Claire Brodeur of Tewksbury.
Cherished grandmother of Amy Delaney of Fitchburg, Lisa
LaRiviere and her husband David & Stacy Flynn and her husband
Nick all of Bradford, Katie Delaney and her husband Scott
Crofton, MD and Allyson May of West Newbury. Great-grandmother
predeceased by her loving husband John May, her son, J. Michael
May, her siblings, Helen Elliott, Mary Cormier, Elizabeth
Montecavo, Jessie McKinnon, Timothy and John MacDougall, Sally
Searle-Spratt, Margaret Lawson, Irene Strum and Theresa Russell.
Funeral will be held
at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St.,
Malden on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at 8AM, followed by a Mass of
Christian Burial in St. Joseph’s Church, Malden, at 9 AM.
Interment to follow in Puritan
Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.
Relatives and friends may call at
the funeral home on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 from 4-8 PM.