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Barbara A. (Philpott) Melanson, formerly of Milford, age 74, died Saturday, May 1, in Skchuyler Hospital, Watkins Glen, NY, following a lengthy illness. She was born July 11, 1935, in Beaumont, Cal., a daughter of the late Joseph and Madeline (Carpenter) Philpott. She lived in Milford, Mass., the greater part of her life. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law; Bruce Melanson and his wife Debra of Montour Falls, NY, a daughter; Karen Mitchell of Hopedale, Mass., a sister and brother-in-law Janice (Philpott) Lockhart and her husband Arthur of Tewksbury, a brother; Joseph H. Philpott, Jr. of Tewksbury, five grandchildren; Scott Mitchell and Richard Mitchell both of Hopedale, Steven Melanson of Montour Falls, NY, Joseph (Katie) Melanson of Elmire, NY, Michelle Melanson of Montour Falls, NY, one great granddaughter; Samantha Melanson, and nieces and nephews. She was the former wife of Edward C. Melanson of Hernando, Fla. Barbara retired in 2000 from Worcester Federal Court system after eighteen years as a U.S. Bankruptcy Court Clerk. She was an avid sports fan and history buff. Visiting hours are Thursday, May 6, from 4-7 p.m. in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of Dewey and Main Sts. (Rte 38), TEWKSBURY CENTER, phone (800 in MA or 978) 851 2950. Her Funeral Service will be held Friday, May 7, at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Blue Hills Cemetery in Braintree, Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, will be appreciated. www.tewksburyfuneralhome.com

Published in The Tewksbury Advocate from May 4 to May 11, 2010
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