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MELNITSKY, Patricia A. (Reynolds) Of Dedham, passed away on November 5, after a period of failing health, at the age of 67. Born and raised in Westwood, Patty lived in Dedham for the majority of her adult life and was the owner/operator of Blue Ribbon Grooming for over 15 years. She had many passions and interests, including keeping tabs on the criminality of the current President and his administration; mercifully, she lived to see him voted out of office.

A devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend, Patty will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to have known her. Patty was the beloved wife of Paul Melnitsky for nearly 50 years. Loving mother of Mark Melnitsky of CT, Adam Melnitsky and his wife Teresa of UT, Hannah Coates and her husband AJ of Westminster, Sarah Reder and her husband Ben of CT, and Benjamin Melnitsky of Boston. Sister of Jack Reynolds and his wife Helen of FL, Joan McCarthy of Boston, Kevin Reynolds and his wife Anita of FL, and the late Dennis Reynolds. Cherished grandmother to Charlotte and Julia, Lucas and Henry, Benjamin and Adah, and Teddy. Dear aunt to many nieces and nephews.

A private Burial will be held, with a larger Celebration of Patty's Life planned once Covid-19 restrictions are eased. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Patty's name to the Just 'Cause Fund for Breast Cancer Research, Mass General Development Office, 125 Nashua St., Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114-1101.

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Published in Boston Globe from Nov. 11 to Nov. 15, 2020.
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November 13, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Peter Melnitsky and Family
November 12, 2020
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November 12, 2020
Patty was one of my very best friends when I lived in Westwood. She lived close to my home so we spent a lot of time together. Patty was so full of life and so much fun to be around. It brings a big smile to my face thinking about all the crazy things we did together during our high school years at Westwood High. My condolences and love goes out to her family and friends. Love, Nancy
Nancy Rushton
November 11, 2020
Patty and her family were a big part of my family’s life early on when we lived in Londonderry, NH. “Hannah Banana”was my best friend and I remember even as a 2nd grader how vivacious and spunky Patty was at home when I was over playing with the girls, at birthday parties, and as a leader of our Girl Scout/Brownie troop. Londonderry was not the same when the Melnitsky’s moved to Dedham. My mom, Jean, and Patty remained very close friends throughout the years no matter how far apart they lived from one another. Talking to Patty was like a breath of fresh air. She was a no-nonsense kind of lady but with such a kind, loving heart. Her laugh was one of a kind and her spirit infectious. I will always remember her epic Christmas Eve parties and her joy for life.
Kerry Hood
November 11, 2020
Dear Paul and family,
I loved my friendship with Patty. It was one of the most honest relationship in my life.
I will always remember our conversations, the many laughs shared in Londonderry and at the Christmas celebrations in Dedham.
I know Kerry, Brendan and I will hold her in our hearts forever.
Jean Kerry and Brendan Hood
jean Hood
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