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James Melanson

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PORTER CORNERS - James A. Melanson, 61, of Ormsbee Road died peacefully Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at home after a long battle with cancer.
Jim was born in Troy, the son of Armand and Ruth Melanson.
He was a graduate of Linton High School, Class of 1970. He joined the Air Force as a medic.
After returning to Schenectady, he worked as a nurse at St. Clare's Hospital for 20 years. He then began his own successful home-remodeling business, ""I Do That.""
Jim embraced life, was interested in all the world around him and will be remembered for his unique creativity and his intense devotion to family.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Needle Melanson; two children, James A. (Stacy) Melanson II and Mariah Carol MacQueen; one sister, Suzanne (Steven) Melanson Hartz; five grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and beloved lifelong friends and extended family.
A funeral service will be held at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, from Daly Funeral Home Inc., 242 McClellan St., Schenectady, and at 11 a.m. at St. George's Episcopal Church, North Ferry Street, Schenectady, where a requiem Mass will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.dalyfuneralhomes.com.
A special thanks to doctors Edward Liebers, Frederick Reynolds and Randall Burchell and to the staff of Saratoga Hospital and Saratoga Hospice for their excellence and care for Jim.
Published in The Saratogian on June 11, 2013
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