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Melissa A. Boyd
Devoted teacher at Bartlett School, Lowell

TYNGSBOROUGH -- Melissa A. Boyd, age 40, a resident of Tyngsborough and former longtime resident of Chelmsford, died unexpectedly on October 2, 2012, at Lowell General Hospital.

She was born in Concord, on June 18, 1972 and was a daughter of David H. and Patricia A. (Lowe) Boyd of Chelmsford. She received her education in Chelmsford schools and was a graduate of Chelmsford High School Class of 1990, and earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Plymouth State College and earned her master's degree in education from University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

Melissa's passion in life was being a teacher to her second grade students at the Bartlett Community Partnership School in Lowell for over 10 years. She was very devoted to her students and the Bartlett School and was involved in many school activities including coaching The Knowledge Bowl team and the cross country team. Melissa was the Coordinator of the Primary Cluster Events and of Caring School Community Builder. She was loved by both students and colleagues alike.

She was an avid New England Revolution and New England Patriots fan. Melissa was a world traveler with many trips to the Far East, Central America and Europe.

She was a parishioner of St Mary Parish in Chelmsford.

In addition to her loving parents, Melissa is survived by her brother, David Boyd of Nashua; her sister, Traci Revis and her husband, Kevan of Raeford, NC; her uncles, John Lowe and his wife, Martha of Lowell, and Marcus Boyd III and his wife, Linda of Loxahatchee, FL; several cousins, and many close friends.

She was the granddaughter of the late Marcus and Elizabeth Boyd of Pennsylvania, and John and Margaret Lowe of Lowell, and the niece of the late James Boyd of Lawrence, KS.

BOYD -- Visitation will be held on Sunday from
5 to 8 pm at the BLAKE FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 o'clock at St. Mary Parish, 25 North Rd., Chelmsford. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment in Pine Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The Bartlett School Extracurricular Activities Fund, C/O Enterprise Bank, 185 Littleton Rd., Chelmsford MA 01824. Funeral Director, Paul A. Hardy, Jr. For online condolences, visit BLAKEFUNERALHOME.COM.

Published in Lowell Sun on Oct. 5, 2012
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