Edward C. Melanson, 84, of East Falmouth, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Anne S. Melanson (Pinola). He was born in Boston to the late Edward J. and Emily M. (Boudeau) Melanson.
Edward served in the US Army during the Korean War conflict. He worked as a mechanic/inspector for Western Union Communications. He loved to tinker with remodeling and building projects, fishing, find-a-word puzzles, going out to eat, and especially spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter Karen (Melanson) Mitchell of Hopedale, MA, Donna Morash and husband Charlie of East Falmouth, MA, Bruce Melanson and wife Deb of Montour Falls, NY and Brian Smith and wife Diane of Plymouth, MA; as well as 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Ann (Melanson) McLaughlin and John Melanson and predeceased by Corinne Gallagher, Diane Cannon, Evonne Lawrence, David Melanson and Melvin Melanson.
A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan 11 at Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main Street, Falmouth. A funeral service will follow at Noon in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Heart Gifts Processing Center, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.