Laurie (ELLIS) Melchionda
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MELCHIONDA, Laurie (Ellis) Passed away, at the age of 59, unexpectedly in Braintree. Laurie was born to parents Mary E. Ellis and the late David S. Ellis. She was married to Robert A. Melchionda, October 19, 1985. She is survived by three children Robert F. Melchionda and fiancee Megan Mulcahy, Anthony Melchionda and wife Jessica Melchionda, and Juliana Melchionda. She was also survived by four siblings David Ellis, Jimmy Ellis, Mary-Lou Musto, and Karalyn Clancy, along with many nieces and nephews. She was also survived by mother-in-law Delia Melchionda and many relatives of the Melchionda family tree. Laurie graduated from Monsignor Ryan Memorial High School in 1979. She then went on to UMASS Boston and received her RN, BSN. She received a Master's degree from Cambridge College in Education. Laurie started working at Marian Manor Nursing Home. She worked for Boston Children's Hospital for 35 years. She was a school nurse in the Braintree School System for 25 years & recently became Director of Nursing for the Weston School System for 2 years. She was on the Braintree and Weston Boards of Health. Laurie touched so many lives in her short 59 years. She was the one person that would not stop until the job was accomplished no matter what the job was. No matter how hard or what got in her way, the job was completed to Laurie's standards. Above all her many accomplishments, her proudest accomplishment of all was her 3 children. A wake is scheduled for Wednesday, June 24, 2020, from 4-8 PM at Peck Funeral Home, 516 Washington St., in BRAINTREE. All are invited to attend and celebrate Laurie's life. A Funeral is scheduled for Thursday, June 25, 2020. at St. Francis of Assisi in Braintree, MA. The family is requesting a private Funeral Service at this time due to Covid-19. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to (JDRF/Breast Cancer/ALS).

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Published in Boston Globe from Jun. 20 to Jun. 21, 2020.
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June 28, 2020
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Catherine Heath
June 24, 2020
Nurse Laurie my thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for what you have done for my family and for touching so many lives. You will be greatly missed rest in the sweetest peace
Samantha Bucalis
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June 24, 2020
I had the privilege to meet Laurie at DPH meetings the past 5 years and her commitment to school health and student well being was amazing to me. Laurie had strong convictions but I always felt she had those convictions for the betterment of the student or family. She did not compromise. I admire that about her. I am so very sorry for your loss. She told me about her children and husband and about how she got into school health. I miss her deeply. My prayers and sympathies are with your family. Bless you Laurie and bless you all. Most
Sincerely, Cathy Riccio
Cathy Riccio
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June 24, 2020
We're thinking of and praying for all of the Melchiondas at this sad time.
There are no words. We are so, so sorry.
Love, The Gooding family
June 24, 2020
Laurie will be greatly missed by us all. My heartfelt condolences go out to the Melchionda family. She was one of the most open, honest and genuine people I have ever had the pleasure to interact with when I was Julianna's coach. Her passing saddens me but I know her spirit is still a beacon of light and happiness shining brightly in the memories of everyone who knew her. TTFN Laurie, see you on the flip side in the deep end of Heavens pool.
Jim Brainerd
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June 24, 2020
Bobby I am so sorry for your loss I can't even imagine the grief you and your family are going through
Sheila McCormick
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June 24, 2020
A piece of my heart has been taken away. To Laurie's family, all my love. My cousin was more than a cousin, a friend and confidante, and as my cousin Linda said, our HERO. She touched everyone she met and has made an indelible mark for the better on our world.
Nancy Workman
June 24, 2020
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christine sherman
June 23, 2020
I remember our family get togethers in Marshfield at Labor Day . Such great times and memories as second cousins . We are deeply saddened by your loss . You all will be in my daily prayers and may all your memories of your mother daughter sister and aunt wrap you in peace during the difficult days ahead . She is a beautiful guardian angel that will always be with you . Peace and Love to her family Debbie Maffeo Ahern
Deborah Maffeo Ahern Dominic Anthony Ahern
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June 23, 2020
May you rest in peace Laurie,

Your family needs you to watch over them,
sweet lady.

I was so grateful to have you assist me in my early days at BCH. I have nothing but fond memories and respect for you.

Heaven gained an angel

Colleen Frawley
June 23, 2020
To Laurie's family, I am so saddened by your loss. She was a vibrant loving person and will be greatly missed.
Thinking of you.
Anne Hollesen
June 23, 2020
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Laurie. She was a very special person who touched so many lives. Our deepest sympathy to the Melchionda family.
Love, Joe, Bonnie, Alex and Charlotte Godas
Bonnie Godas
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June 23, 2020
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Diane Harvey
June 23, 2020
Rest in Peace Laurie! Watch over your beautiful Family! My prayers are with you and your family!!
Diane Harvey (Melchione)
June 23, 2020
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June 22, 2020
To Bobby and his children and family I am so sorry to hear about Laurie very sad my prayers for Laurie ,Bobby and children and family may god bless Laurie and all of you at this difficult time May Laurie Rest In Peace Sincery bob( Buzz)busby and family
Bobby Busby
June 22, 2020
Bob, Robert, Anthony and Julianna, we have no words. Lots of hugs and prayers to you all. Laurie, Mom was a special woman. May your memories carry you through these difficult times. Thinking of you all. Our hearts are with you all. The Dowds
Pamela Dowd
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June 22, 2020
MAY YOU REST IN PEACE LAURIE....
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June 22, 2020
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June 22, 2020
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June 22, 2020
Sending sincere and heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Public Health Nurses in the Infectious Disease Bureau of the MA Dept. of Public Health. Laurie will be greatly missed. We are keeping you All in our thoughts and prayers. Glynnis LaRosa, MPH, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC
Glynnis LaRosa
June 22, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. We are so sorry for you and your families loss Bob. Please know that you are wished peace and sent much love.
Bob & Lisa McLeod
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June 22, 2020
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June 22, 2020
So sorry!
Joyce Mccormick Lewis
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June 22, 2020
Never seen her without a smile on her face.
John Ryan
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June 22, 2020
Safely Home in Heaven
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June 22, 2020
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June 21, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. We are so sorry.
Steven McCormick
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June 21, 2020
To My Dear Cousin and family. My heart aches for all of you. Words are not enough. You are all in my heart. Prayers and Love to each of you. I did not know her well but the time I spent with her I could tell how proud and loved each of you were to her. She was a remarkable and well respected woman.
Karen Melchionne
June 21, 2020
My heartfelt sympathies to her family and friends! So heartbreaking!
Denise Simison Bernatis
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June 21, 2020
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June 21, 2020
To the entire Melchondia family, on behalf of me and the entire Ryan family,our hearts break for you on the loss of Laurie. She was a beautiful woman and will be sorely missed. I pray for you all.
billy Ryan
June 21, 2020
So sorry just so sorry
June 21, 2020
May you rest in heavenly peace Laurie.
So very sorry for your loss.
June 20, 2020
I met Laurie when we went to nursing school at UMASS Boston. We became BFF from the moment we met! She was such a Beautiful, kind and loving friend. I will never forget our special times together. I remember when Bob asked her to marry him. Bob made her the happiest girl in the world❤ Laurie's family was her EVERYTHING! She always lit up when she spoke of her loving husband and wonderful children. She was So So proud of her kids and the Amazing people that they became! There are no words as to how sad we are, but heaven has gained the most Beautiful Angel. I will always carry you in my heart my dear friend. We love you Laurie and Bob❤❤❤, love Carla and Jim.
Carla Moriarty
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