Thomas Evan Mellor Formerly of Chelmsford, MA; 29 -- CHELMSFORD -- Thomas Evan Mellor, age 29, a 2002 graduate of Chelmsford High School, passed away Sunday morning, July 7, 2013, at Norhwest Hospital in Randallstown, MD after a brave battle with a rare form of lung cancer. Tom was the beloved husband of Robyn D. (Anastas) Mellor of Nashua, NH, the cherished son of Martin W. and Karen E. Mellor of Chelmsford, and the dear brother of Warren D. Mellor, now of Exeter, NH. Born in, Salt Lake City, Utah on Feb. 23, 1984, Tom spent his first few years in a Navy family moving from Salt Lake City to Jacksonville, FL to Alexandria, VA, and finally in 1992 moving to Chelmsford. He attended Parker School and Chelmsford High School and participated in soccer, baseball, and football, and was always the life of the party. After graduation, Tom proudly served his country as an Aviation Machinist's Mate in the United States Navy. He was a veteran of the conflicts in Kosovo and Iraq and during his service he deployed to Sicily, Okinawa, and participated in rescue operations in Thailand. After he left the service, Tom returned to Chelmsford and attended Middlesex College and met Robyn. They moved to the Baltimore area when Tom accepted a position with the FDA as an office manager. Tom enjoyed computers, fishing, golf, and brightening the lives of everyone he met. In his will, Tom asked the family to have a Hawaiian themed party in his honor instead of a wake. The family expects to honor his wishes later this summer. In addition to his wife, parents and brother, Tom is survived by his father and mother-in-law, Robert L. and Diann E. Anastas of Nashua, NH; his grandmother, Essie Mellor of Wood River, IL; nine sets of aunts and uncles mostly located in Indiana and southern Illinois; along with dozens of cousins across the country. MELLOR -- Relatives and friends are invited to a short memorial and interment service at 3:00 P.M. on Monday, July 15 at the Massachusetts Veteran's Memorial Cemetery at 111 Glenallen Street in Winchendon, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Published in Lowell Sun on July 12, 2013