Bernie Card Obituary, Death – After a lengthy battle with illness, Mr. Bernie McGee, who had lived in the Melrose neighborhood for many years, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2008, at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading.He was 77. He was an Everett native who received his high school diploma from Everett’s own high school in the year 1948.During the Korean War, Mr. McGee was a medic in the Army and attained the rank of sergeant while serving his country.
Over the course of more than half a century, he worked as an electrician for a union and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103. In addition to this, Mr. McGee was an active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and a communicant of the Incarnation Church in Melrose. He held this position for a number of years.In addition to that, he was a lector at Incarnation Church, where he also taught CCD lessons.
He was a devoted follower of the Patriots and the Red Sox, and in his spare time he enjoyed going camping with his family and friends in New Hampshire and Maine.For the past 15 years, he and his wife have spent the winters in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Helen (Madden), his wife of 52 years, and their four daughters survive him. They are Kathie M. Leveson, wife of Scott, of Laurence Harbor, New Jersey; Virginia I. McGee, of Warren, Rhode Island; Laura J. Kane, wife of Kevin, of Fairfield, Connecticut; and Commander Carolyn R. McGee, USN, who is now stationed at Oak Harbor, Washington.In addition to his many nieces and nephews, he had one grandson named Colin McGee Kane. Francis X. McGee, his brother, resides in Mashpee and will carry on his legacy.