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Mt. Dora, FL - Frances Massey Meli, 60, of Mt. Dora, FL, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, July 26, 2013. She was a former Director of Leisure Services for the city of Longwood, FL, and has lived in Mt. Dora for 24 years. Frances was born in Greenwood, SC. She graduated from Gainesville High School and then the University of Florida in 1975. She belonged to FRPA (Florida Recreation and Parks Association) and served on various leadership committees. Frances loved organic gardening, was a race walker, and completed the Disney marathon not once but twice!

Survivors include her husband Paul Meli of Mt. Dora, sons Matthew (Marie) Baugh of Mt. Dora, David Baugh of Umatilla, grandson Morgan Baugh, and brothers Al (Cathy) Massey of Louisville, GA, and Will (Sue) Massey of Melrose, FL.

Funeral services will be 11:00am Thursday, August 1, at 1st United Methodist Church of Gainesville with visitation one hour prior. Reception will follow at the church, then burial at Forest Meadows East.

Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 311 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361.

Published in Gainesville Sun from July 31 to Aug. 1, 2013
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