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“Dear Grimes Family-I am so very sorry for your loss-Michelle was such a beautiful person. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.Much Love- Darlyn ”
1 of 27 | Posted by: Darlyn Hadley - Waltham, MA

“I knew Michelle from Waltham and saw her again at Stop N Shop. I moved and lost contact , I am shocked and saddened to hear of her passing. My...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Cheryl Martines - MA

“I am so sad to hear that Michelle has passed. She worked for me at Grover Cronin's for yrs. she was an outstanding person, kind and caring to all....Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Claire LeBlanc - Waltham, MA

“Chris and family, I was so shocked when I heard of Michelle's passing. She was a kind hearted friend, and I'm sorry we lost touch. My deepest...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: GAIL FRIEBURGER - CLINTON, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Michelle was such a sweet girl,.she always had a smile. My heart goes out to her family may she Rest In Peace. ”
5 of 27 | Posted by: Barbara Raguso - Marlborough, MA

“My deepest sympathies to Michelle's family. I will miss her kindness and friendship. ”
6 of 27 | Posted by: Joanne Dangelo - Watertown, MA

“I knew Michelle for about 25 years I knew her from stop and shop customer service I would always go and talk with her me and my son we are deeply...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Kathleen Young - Newton, MA

“No amount of words can express the pain that you are going through. but I wanted to let you know I am thinking of Michele's family .I worked with...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Geri Conley - Watertown, MA

“Nancy. Dick and ChrisWe are so sorry for your loss. Michelle was a great person and we have fond memories of years in bowling. Keep the memories of...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: MARY OHALLORAN - FITCHBURG, MA

“We have many people in our lives - Family, neighbors and friends. But no one knows us quite as well, or shares our deepest secrets like a life-long...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Debbi (Fucci) Fubel - Tewksbury, MA

“So sorry for your loss what a great person a person who thought of everyone and was a great daughter. You will surely be missed my friend. ”
11 of 27 | Posted by: Pauline Lampros - Waltham, MA

“So very sad to hear this news, i bowled with michelle. She will be sorely missed. ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Pamela Mcphail - Myrtle Beach, SC

“i worked with michelle for almost a year at the stop and shop in watertown. michelle was always very nice to me and was great at her job. i will miss...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: rachel gatzunis - watertown, MA

“Sorry to the Grimms family on the loss of Michelle. I have known Michelle since we were teens during our competitive bowling leagues days at the Wal...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Lois Lee - Waltham, MA

“So sorry to hear this i worked in that store with her for 9 1/2 years ”
15 of 27 | Posted by: Lorraine Maher - Chandler, AZ

“Michelle and I have known each other since we were 6 years old, she was like a sister, my family loved Michelle, my mother adored her. Michelle was a...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Linda Picelli - BEDFORD, MA

“My deepest sympathy and love goes out to Nancy, Dick and Chris , for your loss of your daughter and sister . She will be missed ”
17 of 27 | Posted by: Jeanette Beigh - Brockton, MA

“So sorry to hear about this. My deepest condolences to all. ”
18 of 27 | Posted by: Al Beigh - Mocksville, NC

“Jay and I were members of a bowling league at Wal-Lex for many years with the Grimes family, and we remember what fun we used to have during the year...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Betsy and Jay Bailey - Waltham, MA

“We are very sorry for your loss ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Julie Oshaughnessy - Reading, MA

“She will be missed. ”
21 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Cafarella - Leominster, MA

“Michelle was a good person who enjoyed conversations and building relationships with those around her. She will be missed by all who knew her. My...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Isabel Giner - Brookline, MA

“My condolences to her family and friends. We will miss seeing her at work and talking to her. ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: Isabel Giner - Brookline, MA

“I knew Michelle for 7 years. She was a dedicated employee and will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to her family. I will miss seeing her...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Isabel Giner - Brookline, MA

“Michelle and I were school friends maybe even girl scouts back in the day so sorry for your loss condolences to the family ”
25 of 27 | Posted by: Debbie (Nelson) LeBlanc - MA

“I'm so upset and shocked about Michelle's passing. She was my best friend through school and even though life took us in different directions, I...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Cheryl Gonsalves - Nashua, NH

“Dear Mr. & Mrs. Grimes and Chris,My family and I want to extend our deepest condolences in the passing of Michelle. She was so warm and welcoming to...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Teresa Murray - Lynn, MA - Friend


Waltham – Michelle A. Grimes, of Waltham, died at home on Saturday, November 30, 2019. She was 53.

Michelle was born in Waltham on August 5, 1966, a daughter of Richard H. and Nancy R. (O'Hara) Grimes. During high school she worked for Grover Cronin's on Moody Street and graduated from Waltham High School in 1984.

After graduating she went to work as a customer service representative at the Stop & Shop Company where she was a valued employee for more than thirty years. She was known for her dependability and loved by her loyal customers for the care and patience she showed to everybody she served.

When she wasn't at work, Michelle loved to bowl and, in her downtime, she enjoyed crocheting beautiful knit pieces for her friends and family.

Along with her mother and father, she leaves her brother, Christopher S. Grimes of Waltham.

Family and friends will honor and remember Michelle's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday, December 8th from 2 to 5 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Monday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.