MELANSON, Paul W. In Dorchester, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, June 29, 2019, age 88 years.
Paul was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army. He was past Commander of the James J. Rice Amvets Post # 28. He was a retired machinist for the MBTA for 22 years. Paul also was a member of the Dedham Health and Racket Club and the Striped Bass Association.
Beloved husband of Patricia A. (Stanton) Melanson for over 66 years.
Loving father of Paula and her husband Kevin O'Brien of Braintree, William Melanson of West Roxbury, Linda and her husband Walter Burke of West Roxbury, Geraldine and her husband Wayne Partello of Norwood, and Beth and her husband Michael Lehane of Bridgewater.
Brother of Mary Schools of Norwood and the late Edward Melanson.
Survived by 10 grandchildren and the late Ronald Harris and Daniel Melanson, 11 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Family and friends will honor and remember Paul's life by gathering for visiting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., DORCHESTER, on Monday, July 8, from 4-8 P.M.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Margaret Church of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish on Tuesday morning at 10 A.M.
Burial with military honors will follow in the Bourne National Cemetery at 12:45 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul's memory may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.
The Melanson family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Margaret Morin, Maureen McPartlin, Mary Hutchinson, and Gueline Dorvelus for their excellent care and kindness over the past month.