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“Julie,Sean and Fred,So sorry for your loss, may your mom rest in piece.Deanna ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Deanna Arseneau ( Cormier) - MA

“So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you.Xoxo ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Joan Hamilton - Hooksett, NH

“I am so sad and sorry for your loss. Know my prayers and hugs go out to you and your family. Xoxo ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Joan (Casella) Hamilton - NH

“I am so sad and sorry for your loss. Know my prayers and hugs go oyt t9 you and your family. Xoxo ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Joan (Casella) Hamilton - NH

“Sending you all prayers. Nana was a beautiful, giving, wonderful person. Her smile was infectious! She was a big part of our lives and hearts. ...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Cathy O'Brien - LINCOLN, RI

“hi sorry for your family's loss. My prayers are with you and your family as this hard time. I'm sure that your mom is very proud of you and she has a...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: daniel baumgarten - medford, MA

“So sorry for your loss, Eileen! my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. From Cristen Maxwell ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Cristen Maxwell

“Eileen and family, so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. Eileen, I know how much you loved and adored your mother and your heart must be...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Dotti Burke - Braintree, MA

“Although many years have passed since last seeing Julie, I still recall her as a beautiful young woman full of the grace, charm and compassion of her...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Ann Witham - Waltham, MA

“My deepest sympathies to the Neal family. Julie was so sweet and kind, a wonderful Godmother to me. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Kathleen Evans - Hayes, VA

“Great Job on the picture that's how I remember this beautiful woman ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Deb Kizik - RI - Friend

“Love and God Bless Neal family Your mom UNFORGETTABLE to me I know what a great loss to you I don't have any words to comfort you so just know my...Read More »
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Mrs. Julia M. (Regan) Neal, of Waltham, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in Apple Valley Center in Ayer after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 80.

Julia was born on July 10, 1938 in Waltham a daughter of the late Thomas and Julia (Whalen) Regan. Raised and educated in Waltham she was a graduate of the former Saint Charles High School. She worked in accounting at Jordan Marsh Co. in Newton for over 20 years and later in life did private day care and was known and loved by many as 'Nana Julie'.

A talented seamstress she could create virtually anything from simple sewing to elaborate and beautiful wedding dresses. Julia was a longtime and faithful parishioner of Saint Charles Borromeo Parish. She had a love for gardening, nature and all things outdoors. She had many pets that graced her home throughout her lifetime, especially her much loved late cat, 'Pepper'

She leaves her children Frederick S. Neal of Waltham, Sean T. Neal (Jean) of Wareham, Julie M. Marshall (Richard) of Pepperell and Eileen P. Dicks (David) of Hyde Park; her grandchildren, Richard M. Marshall and Amanda J. Marshall (Dan Renzi) and nieces and nephews; former wife of Paul D. Neal of Everett.

She was the sister of the late Ursula MacKenzie (late Colin) .

Family and friends will honor and remember Julia's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, November 9th from 5 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Charles Chapel, 51 Hall Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 would be appreciated.

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