Brian Michael Golden, M.D., 78, of Winchester, Massachusetts, and Sarasota, Florida, passed away on May 30, 2018, at the MelroseWakefield Hospital. Born in Medford, Massachusetts, Brian was the loving husband of Mary P. Golden, née Bochniak, and the loving father of Brian K. Golden of Winchester and John M. Golden of Austin, Texas. He is also survived by two sisters, Maurene L. Golden and Elaine D. Sacco, as well as Elaine’s husband George, all of Medford, Massachusetts; by two brothers, Denis E. Golden and Terence C. Golden, as well as Terence’s wife Diane, all of Rockport, Massachusetts; by two sisters-in-law, Roberta Poulos of Framingham, Massachusetts, and Gretchen Golden of Rockport, as well as Roberta’s husband Peter; by his mother-in-law, Mary Bochniak of Uxbridge, Massachusetts; and by many nieces and nephews. Brian was predeceased by his parents, J. Laurence Golden and Helen I. Golden; by two brothers, J. Laurence Golden and J. Richard Golden; and by his father-in-law, John F. Bochniak.
Brian was educated in the Medford school system, Buckingham Browne & Nichols in Cambridge, Phillips Andover Academy, and Tufts University for both college, where he captained the lacrosse team, and medical school. He served, often by election of his peers, in undergraduate and medical school as well as professional association offices, including in the Tufts Alumni Council, the Tufts Board of Trustees and Board of Overseers, the Tufts Medical Alumni Association, and the Massachusetts Medical Association. Following his orthopedic residency in Boston, Massachusetts, Brian served as Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy under the Berry Plan. After this service, he returned to Medford, where he became a noted physician and surgeon at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital and other local hospitals. At the Lawrence Memorial, he served as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery for many years and as Chief of Staff. He also served as a diplomat for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and as an advocate for medical doctors on legislative matters. Brian’s real passion, however, was to serve his patients with the best care possible. From 1972 to 2004, he served as the team doctor for the Medford High School football team and was inducted into the Medford Mustangs Hall of Fame in 2008.
Brian enjoyed spending time with friends and family as well as exploring the outdoors. Brian pursued his interest in snorkeling with his brother Richard in the waters off Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and also pursued this interest in the Gulf waters by Sarasota. Substantially as a way of spending time with others, he increasingly took up playing golf as a member of the Winchester and Meadows Country Clubs.
The Lane Funeral Home at 760 Main Street in Winchester will host visiting hours for Brian from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. The funeral procession will depart from the Lane Funeral Home at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 4. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Eulalia’s Church at 50 Ridge Street in Winchester at 11 a.m. on June 4. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery at 42 Palmer Street in Winchester. Relatives and friends are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Brian’s memory may be made to the Dr. James Laurence Golden and Helen Murphy Golden Scholarship Fund of Tufts University, Attn: Eric C. Johnson, Senior Vice President for Tufts University Advancement, 80 George Street, Suite 100-3, Medford, MA 02155, or a charity of your choice.