Ralph E. Melanson Jr.

Ralph E. Melanson Jr., 88, of Belmont, died at home June 25, 2013. Born in Belmont and a lifelong resident, he was a Retired Carpenter. He attended Boston University. He was the husband of the late Marie U. (Morra). Dear and devoted father of Ralph E. Melanson, III and his wife, Charlotte of Grafton, Lee Ann Perry and her husband, Ronald of Townsend and the late Deborah Melanson, Susan Melanson and Lynne Garber. Brother of the late Delby C. Melanson. Loving grandfather of Ralph E. Melanson, IV, John Paul Melanson, Anne Marie Melanson, Kayla Perry, Kimberly Perry, Kyle Perry, Nikki Comeau and the late Robert Comeau and great-grandfather of Garrett Comeau-Gentile. Ralph is also survived by his best friend, his dog, Holly. Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to attend Ralph's visiting hours in the Short, Williamson & Diamond Funeral Home, 52 Trapelo Road, BELMONT, Friday, June 28 from 4-8 p.m. His funeral was held from the funeral home on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in St. Joseph's Church, 130 Common St., Belmont, at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ralph's memory to the American Driving Society, Scholarship Fund, P.O. 278, Cross Plains, Wisconsin 53528 would be sincerely appreciated. Late member of the American Driving Society, American Morgan Horse Association and the New England Morgan Horse Association. www.swdfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Short, Williamson, & Diamond Funeral Home
52 Trapelo Road Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 484-6900

Published in The Belmont Citizen-Herald from June 29 to July 6, 2013