Emilie M. Abely

September 23, 1937July 29, 2012

ABELY, Emilie M. (Sullivan) of Norwood passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on July 29, 2012.

She was the daughter of the late Denis and Blanche (Houle) Sullivan; beloved wife of Paul Abely, with whom she shared 51 years of marriage; loving mother of Paul Abely, Jr. and his wife Terri of Walpole, Ellen Hope and her husband George of Wrentham, David Abely and his wife Michele of Stonington, CT, and Kristin Bianculli and her husband Michael of Norwood; cherished grandmother of Patrick, Timothy and Lauren Abely, Victoria Hope, Benjamin and Nicholas Abely, and Gracie and Ava Bianculli; devoted sister of Maureen Eppich of Vero Beach, FL. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 2 at 9:00am from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte. 1A), Norwood, and at 10:00am in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington Street, Norwood, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow the Mass in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, August 1 from 4:00-8:00pm at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 1, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 2, 2012
  • Interment Thursday, August 2, 2012

Emilie M. Abely

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Ann Mercier-Andrews

August 5, 2012

I am very sorry to have heard the news of Emilie's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss, Paul. I will always remember our high school days with fondness.

Steve Abely

August 3, 2012

Uncle Paul and Family,
We were saddened to hear of Auntie's passing. I remember her with a smile for her humour and wit, an ability to get on with it but underneath it a truly loving person.
I know she is with Jesus in heaven today.
Steve, Denise and Family

August 1, 2012

I am so saddened to read of Emily's passing. My fond memories of all she did for me when we lived on Washington St. so many, many years ago will be someething I will cherish and smile about often. She was a good friend and I know that you all were so lucky to have her. My prayers are with you.
With sympathy and love.
Lorraine Cavanaugh Brown

August 1, 2012

Dear Paul and family, We were so sorry to hear of Emilie's passing. She is in our thoughts and prayers. May all your good memories help you through these most difficult times.
With deepest synmpathy

Janet and Neil Graner

August 1, 2012

Dear Paul and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Larry and Karen Flannery

Joseph Santo

August 1, 2012

Le envío un inmenso abrazo desde Colombia. Fue una maravillosa persona. Saludos

Cindi Batey Witherell

August 1, 2012

Paul, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

July 31, 2012

To Paul and Familly: We will cherish the memories of the times shared with Emily. You are all in our hearts and prayers, as Emily will always be. And although her time has come from you to part, she really is not gone as she will always be in your heart. You will always be together........Love Dyanne White and Family

Pamela (Maurice) Dietz

July 31, 2012

Paul, thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

July 31, 2012

Paul, Ellen,Paulie,David,Kristin and all the Family,
We are so sorry and sad for the loss of such a Wonderful Wife, Mom, Nana & Friend. How Blessed she was for the loving care you gave to her over these past weeks.She will Always be with you in All the Memories & Love you've shared. Family is everything and you surely showed her that.
Your all in our Thoughts & Prayers, Love Joe & Chris Bianculli