- December 7, 1962 - October 15, 2016
- Wakefield, Massachusetts
of Thomas' Passing
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“Tom, rest in peace my brother Knight.I am a better person and knight for knowing you, and you were also a good friend to my Dad Vincenzo. I always...Read More »
1 of 37 | Posted by: Frank Margherita - Wakefield, MA
“So terribly saddened to hear the news of Tommy's passing. My heartfelt condolences to all family and friends.
2 of 37 | Posted by: Rosemarie Golini - Portsmouth, NH
“To the whole Melanson family,I was both shocked and saddened when I heard of Tommy's passing. I am flooded with so many memories of growing up with...Read More »
3 of 37 | Posted by: Susan Spang-Callaghan - Wakefield, MA
“OUR SINCERE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY AT THE LOSS OF TOM. MY MEMORIES GO WAY BACK TO LANIE AND HOWIE, IN RECENT YEARS LANIE CAME TO ME WHEN I WAS A FIRST...Read More »
4 of 37 | Posted by: BERNICE GATES-LORD - wakefield, MA
“Thoughts and prayers to the Melanson family at this difficult time. RIP Mel.
5 of 37 | Posted by: Jamie Willis - Seattle, WA
“Remember the good times at knights and to the family sorry for your loss Stephen Vaughan
6 of 37 | Posted by: Stephen Vaughan - Melrose, MA
“So sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. My heartfelt condolences.
7 of 37 | Posted by: Maria Bramante - Naples, FL
“Love to all the Melansons
8 of 37 | Posted by: Kevin Donfield - Southborough, MA
“Dear John, Bridget, Ellie and Melanson Family, We were so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Please accept our sympathy. We will be praying for all of...Read More »
9 of 37 | Posted by: Judy & Mike & Jill Gorman - OH
“My Deepest Sympathies to the Melanson Family. RIP Tom.
10 of 37 | Posted by: Mike McCarthy - Dracut, MA
“T. Mel: Rest in Peace, My Friend. You will be missed. Sincere condolences and prayers to the Melanson family.
11 of 37 | Posted by: John Tamer - Wakefield, MA
“Sending love, hugs and kisses from the McNall's (Tom's family) from Elm Square! Our prayers are with you at this difficult time!
12 of 37 | Posted by: Janice (McNall) Kiss - Holbrook, MA
“Light a candle for our brother Tom(Mel)
13 of 37 | Posted by: Chris Casoli - Revere, MA
“Sympathy and condolences to Tom's sons and family. Tom left this world much to soon. May your sorrow soon be replaced by many happy memories.May God...Read More »
14 of 37 | Posted by: Barbara Mastrangelo - W. Peabody, MA
“Thank you Tom for being you! Time and distance are keeping me from being there but always know that my memories of you and your family will be mine...Read More »
15 of 37 | Posted by: Dick Kelley - Laconia, n. H.
“Deepest sympathies to all
16 of 37 | Posted by: Karen Lamb - South grafton, MA
“My deepest condolences to the entire Melanson Family. I know how precious Tom was to everyone and what he meant to all the children in the family. ...Read More »
17 of 37 | Posted by: Jackie Millinor - Wakefield, MA
“Dear Peter, we are sorry to hear of your loss and we want to express our most sincere sympathies to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
18 of 37 | Posted by: William Richardson - Kingston, MA
“To the Melanson family
19 of 37 | Posted by: Dave Silk - Hingham
“It's tough to put words to this news. One of my oldest friends and one of the close relationships that made growing up in Wakefield so idyllic - Tom...Read More »
20 of 37 | Posted by: Bob Mazzone - Darien, CT - Friend
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family god bless.
21 of 37 | Posted by: Rudi & Deborah Standke - Plaistow, NH
“Our thoughts and prayers to the entire Melanson Family - thinking of you today and always. So sorry for the loss of your brother.
22 of 37 | Posted by: Ellen & Brian Riley - Wakefield, MA
“My deepest heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the Melanin Family.
23 of 37 | Posted by: Claudia Miksen - Bradford, MA
“To a real good person tommy you are a regular hard working true person God bless
24 of 37 | Posted by: Jack Sullivan - Wakefiels, MA
“To a nice man,may he Rest In Peace!
25 of 37 | Posted by: Jim Clifford - York, ME
“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
26 of 37 | Posted by: Steve Bullis - Andover, MA
“A great teammate and friend. You will be missed. May God bless you and your family.
27 of 37 | Posted by: Andy Martone - West Dennis, MA
“To the entire Melanson Family. My deepest condolences for your loss. My prayers are with you at this time of sorrow
28 of 37 | Posted by: Tim Roberto Jr - Wakefield, MA
“John and the rest of the Melanson Family, My sincere condolences on your loss.
29 of 37 | Posted by: Gary Fay Beckenried, Switzerland
“You will be missed but not forgotten Mel. Condolences to the Melanson family. Mike McGrath
30 of 37 | Posted by: A friend
“To good man, Rest in Peace my friend,co-worker, B.A
31 of 37 | Posted by: Bob Alioto - Winthrop, MA
“To the MELANSON family,sorry for the loss of Tommy my SORROW AND PRAYERS goes out to the entire family. I remember Tommy and so many brothers and...Read More »
32 of 37 | Posted by: kevin munro - Saugus, MA
“Rest in peace Tom and may God Bless all the Melanson family during this very difficult time
33 of 37 | Posted by: Roger Lapham - Amherst, NH
“Our deepest condolences on the passing of your brother and uncle. May the memories you have of Tommy comfort you during this time. He is with your...Read More »
34 of 37 | Posted by: Mike & Maggie Fahey - Wakefield, MA
“Tommy, you will be missed my friend. You leave a empty spot in our hearts.We thank God for the time he allowed you to be with us and now he calls you...Read More »
35 of 37 | Posted by: Rick Marquis - Pepperell, MA
“Great man had many years working with him at DHL. Will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to the family
36 of 37 | Posted by: James Wise - Las Vegas, NV
“Tommy was one of my dearest childhood friends. He was kind, funny, and caring. Our families grew up together and shared so much. His parents and...Read More »
37 of 37 | Posted by: Julie Scott - Wakefield, MA
Thomas H. Melanson, 53, of Wakefield, MA died Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Kaplan House in Danvers after a courageous battle against cancer.
Born in Winchester, MA on December 7, 1962 he was the son of the late Howard E. Sr. and Elaine M. (Meuse) Melanson.
Tom was raised in Wakefield, attended Wakefield public schools, and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1980. He was a member of the 1979-80 Wakefield HS hockey team that was inducted into the WHS Hall of Fame. He attended St. Anselm College and Salem State College and was a member of the 1984-85 NCAA Final Four team at Salem State. Tom was a member of Teamsters Local #25, a member of Knights of Columbus Council #104, and worked for DHL for over 25 years. Tom was devoted to his family and an avid sports fan.
Tom is survived by his sons Brian T., Michael A., and Steven J., all of Wakefield and his former wife Suzanne (Tremblay) Melanson. He is also survived by his sister Joanne M. Cronin of Lynnfield and his brothers John E. of Yardley, PA, Edward J., Peter G., Dennis P., Timothy D., and Howard E. Jr. all of Wakefield. He is also survived by 21 nieces and nephews.
Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave. Wakefield, MA 01880 on Monday, October 17 from 4-8 PM. Funeral from the McDonald Funeral Home at 9:00 AM Tuesday, October 18. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St. Wakefield, MA at 10:00 AM. Interment will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Howard E. and Elaine M. Melanson Scholarship Fund, c/o The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield Inc., PO Box 321, Wakefield, MA 01880.