Muriel C. Salome, Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother


Muriel C. (Flory) Salome, 92, of Lowell, died peacefully Tuesday December 19, 2017. She was married to the late John J. Salome who died Sept. 22, 2003.

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Lauretta Flory. She graduated from Lowell High in 1944 and from the Bradshaw Business School in Lowell.

She proudly served with the U.S. Marine Corp during WWII.

Muriel worked for many years with the IRS before retiring in 1978. After retiring she worked for the US Air Force until 1982.

Muriel lived most of her life in Lowell and was a communicant of St. Margaret Church. Muriel and John spent eighteen years living in Deltona, FL before moving back to the Lowell area.

Muriel’s personality and quick wit was admired, and her sense of style and fashion were envied by many. She enjoyed many trips to the beach with her family and truly loved sunbathing, even into her later years. She treated her family and friends to many years of wonderful cooking and baking.

Muriel cherished the many friends she made at The Choice Center in North Chelmsford and most recently at the Saab Residence in Lowell, including her special friend Joan Fenlon.

She is survived by two daughters Barbara and her husband, Michael Dowling of Dracut and Martha Shay of Lowell; two daughter in-laws, Kathi Salome and Chrissy Salome; two brothers George and his wife, Jean Flory and Walter and his wife, Geraldine Flory; Many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was the mother of the late John J. Salome, Philip J. Salome and Kevin M. Salome, sister of the late Albert Flory, Evelyn Flory Miller, Lorraine Flory Marotte and the mother-in-law of the late Craig Shay.

Private services were held at her request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Lowell General Hospital, 295 Varnum Ave, Lowell, MA 01854 c/o Philanthropy Department.

  1. Paula McCarron says:

    Like Robin Heathcock has commented, I too only knew Muriel through her stay at the Saab Residence. She was had a wonderful spirit and always a great sense of humor. And a great sense of style! She was a gracious woman and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to know her. My condolences to all.

  2. Kathi Salome says:

    Well Grammy this makes it real doesn’t it?

    You were such a wonderful person. You treated everyone with respect. I remember that you welcomed me and the kids when Jack was overseas and we traveled there to meet you without him. You were so gracious. You were so great to my son when you didn’t have to be. You loved your family above all else!

    You lived a full life. You made some really gutsy moves in your life. A female going in the military alone was gutsy.

    I am so glad that I stayed on Jack to call you every week until it became a habit and then I didn’t have to say anything any more. I am also glad he talked to you the day before he died at my insistence.

    I love you Grammy! You were a wonderful mother in law! You will forever be on my mind and in my heart! And when that happens I always smile and I am sure you are smiling back!

  3. Carol Sullivan says:

    A beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman. As I said to Barb, she was one of our moms growing up in our very special neighborhood. I remember when she found out that we tried smoking cigarettes, she told me to go home and tell my mother AND I DID! Like I said, she was my mom too. Love to all!

  4. Robin Heathcock says:

    Although I knew Muriel only briefly through her stay at the Saab, I will always remember the happy times we shared. She attended the monthly Young at Heart luncheons at Christ Church United in Dracut Center, where I happily served her. Her pal Joan and other Saab residents had a special table and Muriel always made us laugh. I will miss seeing her both at the Saab and at the luncheons. I loved you, dear Muriel!

  5. Randy Jay says:

    I have the fondest memories of Ms. Salome. Growing up on Sayles Street she was always generous to Kevin’s friends and what a blast it was to get a ride in her Buick Wildcat convertible.

  6. David Hedison says:

    I just loved Muriel. Seeing her in her VW or with her iPad…..she was just a great person.

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