Melvin Rawson

Obituary of Melvin Rawson

Melvin J. Rawson, a resident of Burlington for over 55 years, passed away at his home on Saturday morning, August 5, 2006. The husband of the late Helen A. (O’Loughlin) who passed away in June of 2005, he was 88 years old. Mr. Rawson was born in Boston. He was the son of the late James and Mary Rawson. During the Great Depression he was part of the CCC or the Civilian Conservation Corps, which was an organization unique in American History. The CCC consisted of men, mostly youths who utilized their skills on projects in the American Wilderness. Mr. Rawson spent his time working at camps at Harold State Forest in Massachusetts and Vermont. Mr. Rawson was employed as a Bookbinder. He started his career at Carters, Ink. He then went on to work at Richmond Press in Boston for over 35 years. Mr. Rawson was a member and officer of the Boston Printing Trades Council as well as the unions. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Burlington. Mr. Rawson loved his home and enjoyed working around the house. Melvin is the beloved husband of the late Helen A. (O’Loughlin). He is the loving father of Thomas & his wife Carol of Billerica, Patricia Enos of Burlington, and the late George Rawson. He is the brother of the late Mildred Brophy, Thomas, Francis, James, Elmer, Lawrence, Dorothy, and Madeline Rawson. He is the loving grandfather of Scott Rawson of South Carolina, Jeffrey Rawson of Baltimore, MD, Michael Enos of Lowel, Matthew Enos of Burlington and Tammie Weaver of Billerica. He is also survived by 6 Great Grandchildren. Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Tuesday, August 8 at 9:00 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Monday 6-8 p.m. Interment in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington. Memorials in Melvin’s name may be made to the VNA of Middlesex East and Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880. For directions & obituary see &
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