Florence Leah Tilley
Florence passed away Wednesday afternoon, January 2, 2019 at the Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Peabody. She was 90 years of age. Born and raised in Chelsea, she is the daughter of the late Andrew and Eliza M. (Callahan) Tilley. Florence attended Chelsea Public Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1946. She began her working career at the former Index Bureau Insurance Company in Boston, which later became the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. She dedicated 50 years of service before retiring in 1997. Florence was an Everett resident for 50 years before moving to her home at the Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Peabody.
Florence is the sister of the late Evelyn M. Dudley. Sister-in-law of the late Allen I. Dudley. Loving aunt of 3 nieces, Nancy Lyon and her husband David, Judith “Judy” E. Dudley, all of Danvers and the late Debbie Carter and her husband Frank Carter of Tyngsboro. She is also lovingly survived by 4 great nephews, David A. Lyon of Peabody, Steven J. Lyon and his wife Leanne of Lynn, Christopher P. Lyon of CA, Brian D. Carter of NH and 1 great great-niece, Ryleigh Lyon of Lynn.
Funeral Services were conducted in the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea on Wednesday, January 9. Services concluded with committal at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Donations in Florence’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association National Headquarters 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or on-line at www.alz.org.