Obituaries

Edward J. Melanson

March 31st, 2019

Edward J. Melanson, age 88, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on March 30th, 2019, surrounded by his entire loving family.

Ed was a hard-working man, he worked for over 30 years as a Pile Driver for the Carpenter’s Union Local #56.  He built many houses in and around Wilmington and worked in maintenance for over 14 years for the Wilmington Housing Authority.

Ed was deeply loved by his family. As his health declined over the past weeks, Ed’s family spent every possible moment with him, caring for his every need, showing remarkable devotion to their husband, father, “Grampy”, “GG” and friend.

Ed was the devoted husband of Katherine (Hayford) Melanson of Wilmington.  He was the loving father of Mark Melanson & his wife Patricia of Reading, Paula Powers & her companion Harry Chambers, and Peter Melanson & his wife Maureen, all of Tewksbury.  Ed was the beloved “Grampy” of Ashlin Dasilva, Janelle Crosby, Brenna & Kaelyn Melanson, Jennifer Powers, Justin LaCau, and Makayla & Ethan Melanson.  He was the cherished “GG” of Brynn & Emmy Dasilva and Taylor LaCau.  Ed was the son of the late Joseph and Georgine (Saulnier) Melanson.  He was the dear brother of the late Thomas Melanson, survived by his wife Dorothy, and the late Jeanne Muise, survived by her husband Paul.  Ed is also survived by his sister-in-law, Mary Guay, as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62) Wilmington, on Wednesday, April 3rd at 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rt. 38), Wilmington at 11:00 a.m. Interment with military honors will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 2nd from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Ed’s name can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org/donate.  Ed proudly served in the US Army.

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15 Entries in Guest Book for “Edward J. Melanson”

  1. Jacki & Jeff Crosby says:

    Sending our deepest condolences.

  2. Patti Chenevert says:

    My sincere condolences to all of you. May god guide you and bring some peace in the loss of your loved one. God bless ? Patti Chenevert

  3. Nancy Kelley says:

    He was a great person! A very devoted family man. He will be missed

  4. Frank West says:

    Karen and I are saddened to hear of Mr. Melanson’s passing. We offer our prayers and deepest sympathies at this time and always.

  5. Chris & Jim O'Donnell says:

    We were saddened to hear of your loss and express our sincere condolences to you and your family.

  6. Helen Powers Horne says:

    Jenny, Paula and family-
    We are so sad for your loss. Mr. Melanson’s dedication to his family always stood out. -A very special man.

    With sympathy and love,
    Helen and Joe

  7. Doris O’Connell says:

    To the Melanson family so sorry for your loss. Ed was a very generous,kind and giving man and a great neighbor he surely will be missed by everyone who knew him.

  8. Stan Dancewicz says:

    A good scout, dear friend,and all around great guy.

  9. Brian Kane says:

    My condolences to the family. I saw and spoke to him many times at the 4:00 mass at St. Dorothy’s. He was very proud of his family. A very nice man.

  10. anthony caperci says:

    Mark, Peter and entire family sorry for your loss. I am lucky to have known Ed through Scouting. God Bless may he rest in peace.

  11. Andrea Fiore says:

    Our deepest condolences to all of you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May he Rest In Peace and I hope you find comfort in all the wonderful memories and the love you all have for each other.

  12. Clifford King says:

    So very sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Please know that you are in our prayers.

  13. suzann fraser says:

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. He was a very accomplished man and loved by his family as I read his obituary. Our hearts and prayers are with all the family.
    I am Tante June and Uncle Don’s daughter who lives in New Brunswick

  14. Glen Barlow says:

    My condolences to the whole Melanson family.

  15. Veronica & Tom Tanner says:

    We would like to send our condolences to the entire family, I’m sure your dad, husband and grandad is a huge loss and you must miss him terribly. I’m equally as sure there are numerous wonderful memories to cherish as we do with our dad.
    Mom, Tante June would love to get in touch with your mom. If you could email me with an address where mom could send a note that would be wonderful. Mom, Suzann and I have made a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association in Edward’s name.
    Love, Veronica

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