Dolores Melody

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Dolores Melody

AGE: 82 • Allenwood

Dolores A. Melody, 82, of Allenwood, passed away at her residence on Sunday, August 10, 2014.

Mrs. Melody (nee Bartley), was born and raised in Vailsburg. She also lived in Hazlet for many years, where she raised her family before moving to Wall in 2000. Mrs. Melody was a teacher at Holy Family School in Union Beach, and was also a homemaker. A devout Catholic, she was a long-time parishioner at St. Benedict's Church, Holmdel.

Mrs. Melody was predeceased by her beloved husband, Eugene M. Melody, in 2008. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Eugene M. Melody, Jr., of Aberdeen, Marylynn Dorsey, of Belmar, Kyle and Kim Melody, of Little Egg Harbor, and Diane and Thomas Devine, of Allenwood. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Eugene III and Michael Melody, Danielle and Timothy Dorsey, and Katelyn, Mary Ellen, Thomas, and Patrick Devine, as well as by her great-grandchildren, Analyn and Sienna Melody, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Melody took place privately. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Catharine's Church, Spring Lake, on Thursday, August 14 at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Melody's memory may be made to St. Jude's Research Hospital, Memorial Department, PO BOX 1000, Dept 142, Memphis TN 38148 or To send condolences to the family, please visit

Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 12, 2014
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