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Kenneth R. “Rick” Melanson

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, December 17th, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, for Kenneth R. “Rick” Melanson, who passed valiantly loosing his five (5) year battle with cancer on Tuesday, December 12th at the Kaplan Family Hospice House of Danvers. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, December 18th 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.

Born in Malden, he lived most of his life in Saugus and was a 1992 alumnus of Saugus High School. Most of his working career was spent in the construction field as a laborer.

He is the adored son to Laura M. Datserakis of Saugus &  her husband, George, Kenneth R. Melanson Sr. & his wife, Shirley of Sandown, New Hampshire. He leaves his long-time companion, Melanie Hart of Saugus. He is the devoted father of Kayla, Ari, & Kenneth R. Melanson, III,  all of Saugus. He is the grandson to George Manfra of Middleton & his late wife, Carmella (Oliva) Morani-Manfra. He is the beloved brother of Ryan M. Melanson & his companion Melanie & Karisa C. Melanson, all of Saugus, John Datserakis, Andy Datserakis, both of Lynn, Cheyenne Melanson of Sandown, N.H. & the late Craig P.Melanson. He is also the cherished nephew to Gregory Morani & his wife, Jacqueline of Middleton, George Morani of Newburyport, Melinda Morani of Methuen, & the late Linda Morani. He is also  the loving uncle to Tyler Melanson & Natalia Melanson. He is also lovingly survived by his sister-in-law, Leonides Ortiz-Melanson of Saugus & many cousins. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.


Visiting Hours

Sunday, December 17th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, December 18th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114-2931.

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  1. Mary Beninati
    Dec 18 2017

    Rick u will be deeply missed, will never forget when my mom passed. You n your family were thete 4 me, you were my back bone at that time. Veey sad to loose some 1 like you, but no more pain love you n see you in heaven. Give Graig n my mom hugs. Thoughts and prayers are with the family, wish i knew so I could have sad my good byes.
    Mary Beninati

  2. Shawnee Meredith
    Dec 17 2017

    Love you rikk I thank you for being right beside me when my dad passed you never left my side and I will forever be grateful for that. Fly high my angel you fought hard and you were Warrior now it’s time to rest and be at peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Melanson family I send my love to you all

  3. Shawnee Meredith
    Dec 17 2017

    Love you rikk I will never forget you are right beside me every second of the way when my dad passed you never left my side and I will be forever grateful for that. You fought hard you’re a warrior fly high my angel now no more suffering see you at the crossroads my friend.

  4. Shawnee Meredith
    Dec 17 2017

    Love you rikk I will cherish every memory that we shared and I will never forget you being right by my side every second of the way when my dad passed. You never left my side and I will forever will be grateful for that. You are a warrior and fought really hard you got a heart of gold. Fly high now my angel no more suffering go be with Craig and say hi to my dad and my brother Luke and my cousin Colt. My thoughts and prayers I with the melancon family I send my love to you all. Until we meet again I’ll see you at the crossroads rikk

  5. Susan Stoker
    Dec 17 2017

    Our condolences Melanie, to you and your family, during this difficult time. May the memories of all the happier days bring you peace and comfort knowing that Rick is not suffering.
    The Stoker Family

  6. Jill Dibartolomeo
    Dec 15 2017

    My heart bleeds of this death . Rick was so strong a loving family man who truly loved his family. Out of everything he loved his family. My heart goes out to the family of Rick’s, may God heal all your hearts during this time of your life.

  7. Stefanie Maragni-Mandolese
    Dec 14 2017

    I just wanna say how sorry i am to the family his mom laura, brother ryan and sister karisa whom i grew up with rick was such a good person with a big heart and will be deeply missed.
    R.I.P Rick

  8. Donna Lombardi Cook
    Dec 14 2017

    My deepest and sincerest condolences to you all! My God watch over you all and give you peace and love!

  9. Lisa iacopino
    Dec 14 2017

    I love you so much Rikk…thank you for being such an amazing friend my whole life…You are so very strong and a heart made out of gold…i will cherish our memories…now its your turn to rest. I love you mellonballs
    Love always,
    Lisa Iacopino

  10. Mark W. Rose Sr.
    Dec 13 2017

    Thoughts and prayers to Ryan and family. Although I only know Ryan I do know the family has been through more than their share of loss .I pray you find strength in each other. My deepest condolences. God bless you all.

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