A Memorial Service for Michael J. Melanson, 44, who passed away June 22, 2013, will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at the Dale Woodward Funeral Home, 167 Ridgewood Ave. Holly Hill with Wiley Lowe officiating. A Daytona Beach native, Michael lived in this area most of his life. He stayed close to the Lord in his daily life and throughout his extensive travels. His interests included fishing, spear fishing, scuba diving and surfing. Michael was an artist, musician and a lover of all things small. He and his dog had a special relationship. In lieu of other remembrances the family suggests donations be made to The Mental Health Scripps Research Institute, Attn: Office of Philanthropy, 130 Scripps Way, Jupiter, FL 33458. Survivors include his mother, Mary Bledsoe (Leroy Morrison); his father, Claude Melanson (Roxann); his grandmother, Fleurette Kassels; three brothers, Claude Melanson, Jr., Paul Melanson (Karie) and David Bledsoe (Amanda Benoit); six sisters, Barb Burbaugh, Kim Barnhart, Kathy Pletcher, Glenda Waffard, Nancy Bledsoe and Molly Smith; a special friend who was Michael's port in the storm, Debbie Fitch. Michael will always be remembered for his sense of humor and kindness towards others. Condolences may be shared at www.dalewoodwardfuneralhomes.com
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Dale Woodward Funeral Home - Holly Hill
167 Ridgewood Ave.
Holly Hill, FL 32117
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on June 27, 2013