Gloucester, MA — Myra M. “May” (Moulton) Munroe, 97, of Gloucester, wife of the late Herbert Joseph Monroe, passed away quietly, at her home, with her family at her side, on Thursday morning, July 25, 2013. Myra was born in Bull’s Cove, Buren, Newfoundland, on July 4, 1916, the daughter of the late Thomas S. and Ethel (Dibbins) Moulton. She was a lifelong resident of Gloucester and had been married to Herbert for 58 years and raised seven children. She was an avid gardener, a creative artist who crocheted, quilted, knitted and made many clothes. She taught the values of family and loyalty to all who entered her life. She will be deeply missed by many people.
She is survived by her daughters, Geraldine Orlando, Marilyn Ramsey and her husband, Phillip, Janice Iovanne and her husband, Richard, Anne Winchester and her husband, David; sons, Herbert J. Munroe Jr. and his wife, Joni, and most beloved son, Thomas Munroe; her sister, Lillian Frost; son-in-law, Lee Powalisz; and three generations of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Barbara Powalisz; son-in-law, Michael Orlando; and her brothers, William, John and Howard Moulton.
ARRANGEMENTS: There are no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 29, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Beechbrook Cemetery in West Gloucester. Family and friends are cordially invited. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester, MA. Online condolences may be given at www.greelyfuneralhome.com.