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Craig P. Melanson

Craig P. Melanson

Craig P. Melanson

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, March 14th , from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Craig P. Melanson, who died on Tuesday, March 11th at Massachusetts General Hospital, following a long struggle with Cardiac Disease at 36 years old. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, March 15th  at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 10:30 a.m.. The family moved to Saugus over 30 Years ago.  Craig was an Alumnus of Saugus High School, Class of  1995.  Craig has been battling Cardiac Disease  for several years, disabling him from the work force.  However, he did work as a Zamboni Operator for several of the area skating rinks. Craig is the beloved husband of nine years to Leonides (Ortiz). Cherished son of Laura M. (Morani) Melanson-Datserakis and her husband George of Saugus, Kenneth Melanson and his wife Shirley of Sandown, NH. Devoted grandson of George and Carmella (Oliva) Morani-Manfra of Middleton and Cecelia Guilloty of Chelsea. Dear brother of Kenneth R. “Rick” Melanson and his companion Melanie Hart of Lynn, Ryan M. Melanson and his companion, Melanie, Karisa C. Melanson, John and Andy Datserakis all of Saugus and Cheyenne Melanson of Sandown, NH. Dear nephew to Gregory Morani and wife Jacqueline of Middleton, George Morani and wife Melinda of Merrimac and Linda Morani of Peabody. Also lovingly survived by his father and mother in law, Moses and Inez (Ruiz) Ortiz and his brother and sisters in law, Miss Carmen Ortiz, Claudia Ramos and husband Lucindo and Moses Ortiz all of Chelsea. Craig is a special uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was a passionate Boston sports fan, particulary for the Boston Bruins.  His enthusiasm was always intense & he passed that emotion onto all who knew him.  If there was anything, Craig would want us to remember  about him, it certainly was for his “ultimate” Bruins Passion.  Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, MA.

Services

Visiting Hours

Friday, March 14th from 4 to 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, March 15th, at 10:30 a.m. Immaculate Conception Church (Revere)

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery (Malden)

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  1. donna w.
    Mar 18 2014

    So deeply sadden by this. No parent should ever lose a child. <3

  2. Fran Ovalle
    Mar 17 2014

    There is nothing in this world more painful than the loss of your child. The pain that will forever stay in your heart .No matter how they passed or how old they were. Just hold on to all your memories and have the joy of knowing you will be with them again. My heart goes out to you Laura, Rick, and the rest of your family. I’m hear if you need me . With sincere love for you all, Fran

  3. Rikk Melanson Jr
    Mar 17 2014

    To my Brother I miss u so much you are my partner we did every thing together.we dressed the same all the time we lost a true soldier that was loved by many I can’t say goodbye because your still with me your love & soul don’t leave me some day we will meet & the Crossroads I LOVE YOU Brother MLLH&R

  4. Sarge
    Mar 14 2014

    George, my very deep condolences. Sarge

  5. WIlliam & Carolyn Melanson
    Mar 14 2014

    It is with sincere sadness that Carolyn and I express our deepest condolences to my brother Rick and sister in-law Shirley, his mother Lara, brothers and sister and all the family of Craig who will be sorely missed, Craig is in a better place now where he will rest eternally till we all meet again with our Lord in Heaven

  6. Ashley
    Mar 14 2014

    Sending love and prays to the Melanson family. He is up in heaven smiling down on all for you!

  7. Fred & Kerri Powers
    Mar 14 2014

    Our Condolences to the Melanson family. Craig was a beautiful person who lit up the room when he entered. He had such a warm smile. He will be sadly missed. Love, Fred & Kerri

  8. Cheryl Allder & Family
    Mar 14 2014

    To my dearest family, some things I’d like to say….
    but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived ok.
    I’m writing this from Heaven, Here I dwell with God above.
    Here there’s no more tears of sadness, here is just eternal love.

    Please do not be unhappy just because I’m out of sight,
    Remember that I am with you every morning,noon,and night.
    That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
    God picked me up and hugged me and He said “I Welcome You”

    It’s good to have you bad again, you were missed while you were gone.
    As for your dearest family, they’ll be here later on.
    I need you here badly, your part of my plan.
    There’s so much we have to do, to help our mortal man.

    God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
    And foremost on that list, was to watch and care for you.
    And when you lie in bed at night, the days chores put to flight,
    God and I are closest to you…in the middle of the night.

    When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
    because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears,
    but do not be afraid to cry, it does relieve the pain.
    Remember there would be no flowers, unless there were some rain.

    I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned,
    But if I were to tell you, you wouldn’t understand.
    But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is O’er
    I’m closer to you now, than I ever was before.

    There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb,
    but together we can do it, one day at a time.
    It was always my philosophy and I’d like it for you too,
    that as you give unto this world, the world will give to you.

    If you can help someone who is in sorrow and pain,
    then you can say to God at night…My day was not in vain.
    And now I am contented…that my life has been worth while
    knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

    When you walking down the street, and you’ve got me on your mind,
    I’m walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
    And when it’s time for you to go…from that body to be free,
    remember your not going…your coming here to me.

  9. Cheryl Allder & Family
    Mar 13 2014

    To my dearest family, some things I’d like to say….but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived ok,
    I’m writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
    Here, there’s no more tears of sadness: here is just eternal love.

    Please do not be unhappy just because I’m out of sight.
    Remember that I’m with you every morning,noon and night.
    That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
    God picked me up and hugged me and he said, “I welcome you”

    It’s good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
    As for your dearest family, they’ll be here later on.
    I need you here badly, your part of my plan.
    There’s so much we have to do to help our mortal man.

    God gave me a list of things, that he wanted me to do.
    And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
    And when you lie in bed at night, the days chores put to flight.
    God and I are closest to you…in the middle of the night.

    When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
    because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
    But do not be afraid to cry, it does relieve the pain.
    Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

    I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
    But if I were to tell you, you wouldn’t understand.
    But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o’er
    I’m closer to you know, than I ever was before.

    There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb.
    But together we can do it, one day at a time.
    It was always my philosophy and I’d like it for you to,
    that as you give unto this world, the world will give to you.

    If you can help somebody who is in sorrow and pain
    then you can say to God at night…My day was not in vain.
    And now I am contented….that my life has been worthwhile,
    knowing as I passed along the way, I made someone smile.

    When your walking down the street, and you’ve got me on your mind,
    I’m walking in your footsteps, just a half a step behind.

    And when it’s time for you to go…from that body to be free,
    remember your not going…..your coming here to me.

  10. Daralyn Morani Colucciello
    Mar 13 2014

    Tall*

  11. Daralyn Morani Colucciello
    Mar 13 2014

    Craigy it’s so hard to believe & I am having the hardest time accepting this but I know UR no longer in pain or suffering and I know UR looking down on all of us & watching over us. I love and miss you MORE than words could possibly explain.. I feel a huge piece of my heart is missing.. What I wouldn’t do to see your beautiful smile again or have u hug me and pick me up cause u were so damn talk u would pick me up and give me the biggest hugs & kisses UR gonna be missed terribly I LOVE U COUSIN CRAIGY GONE BUT NEVER EVER FORGOTTEN XOXO

  12. Maria Fabrizio-Casey
    Mar 13 2014

    My heart felt condolences for your loss.

  13. Ed & Peg Beucler
    Mar 13 2014

    Dear George, We are so sorry for your loss.Nothing is worse than losing a child. God bless.

  14. Paul Roche
    Mar 13 2014

    I am so sorry for your loss 🙁
    My prayers are with you and all your family.
    May God Bless you!
    God has another Angel!

  15. Paul Roche
    Mar 13 2014

    I am so sorry for your loss 🙁
    My prayers are with you and all your family.
    May God Bless you!

    God has another Angel!

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