Frank Melanson

Obituary of Frank Melanson

Frank J. Melanson, a Planner/ Estimator for the Navy as well as a Building Inspector passed away after a long illness at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington on Monday night, August 4, 2008. He was 79 years old. Frank was born in Charlestown , the son of Canadian immigrants, the late John and Pauline Melanson. He grew up and was educated in Somerville. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the Navy to fight in WW II. He served on the USS George MacKenzie, USS Steineker, and USS Amphion and was the recipient of the WW II Victory Medal. After the war, he went to Wentworth Institute. He became a Master Plumber and Electrician. He worked for 36 years as a Planner/Estimator at the Charlestown Naval Base in Boston, MA. After a 4 day retirement from the Federal Government, Frank went on to work as a plumbing inspector for the Town of Burlington. Frank had a number of interest and activities over the years. He excelled in bowling and was a member of several bowling leagues. He enjoyed playing cards. He was a huge Boston Sports fan. He worked as a volunteer at the New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn for 16 years. He was a devoted family person. He was a loving husband and supportive and caring father, and a proud grandfather. Frank was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Ogg) Melanson. He was the devoted father of Susan Dudley & her husband Bill of Reading, Diane Mitchell & her husband Donald “Mitch” of Beverly, Nancy Donlon & her husband Bill of Stoneham, Judy Hanafin & her husband Chuck of Burlington, Barbara Strachan & her husband Dan of Medway, Frank Melanson, Jr. & his wife Noreen of Wakefield, Elizabeth Silk & her husband Jack of Wakefield, Mark Melanson & his wife Heidi of Burlington, and Jean Connor & her husband Bill of Wakefield. He was the brother of Theresa Griffin of Hollis, NH, James Melanson of Tewksbury, and John Melanson of Sharon. He was also survived by 28 grandchildren and many cousins, nieces, & nephews. Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Friday, Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church , 111 Winn St., Burlington at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 p.m. Interment in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Frank’s name may be made to the NERH Volunteer Association, 2 Rehabilitation Way, Woburn, MA 01801. For Directions, obituary & online guestbook see or
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