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Bedford, NH - Melvin F. Lesse, 92, died peacefully in his sleep on February 16th. Formerly lived in Gainesville, FL and Granville, NY. Born in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of Felix C. Lesniewski and Estelle Paluch. Melvin was a graduate of King's Point Merchant Marine Academy and served as a marine engineer during WWII and afterwards. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Marion, his sister, Dorothy Haag, and his son-in-law, Kenneth Harrison.

He is survived by his son, Richard M. Lesse (Deborah) of Syosset, NY, Lynne Lenhardt (George) of Delmar, NY, and Patricia Harrison of Amherst, NH, formerly from Granville, NY, and eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Gerald Less (Irene), of Little River, SC.

Funeral arrangements will be through Forest Meadows Funeral Home in Gainesville, FL., at the family's convenience. There will be no calling hours In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted in his name to Haynes House of Hope, 7187 State Route 149, Granville, NY 12832.

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Published in Gainesville Sun from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2013
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