1939 - 2023
No Vistitation Date Scheduled
FuneralSeptember 1, 2023
Dolan Funeral Home
Ralph J. Melchionda Sr., 83 of N. Chelmsford, died on Monday afternoon, August 28, 2023 at his home after a brief illness.
He was the beloved husband of Janet R. (Scaramozzino) Melchionda, with whom he celebrated 63 years of marriage on April 24, 2023.
Born in Boston September 27, 1939, the son of the late Alfred and Lillian (Falanga) Melchionda. He received his early education in the Boston School System, and was a graduate of East Boston High School with the Class of 1956. He furthered his education at the former Lowell Technical College, earning a Bachelor in Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.
He proudly served in the National Guard.
After a long, distinguished career, he retired as President of High Voltage Engineering in Burlington, MA in 2003.
Ralph’s retirement was filled with time spent with family, golfing and spending precious time with his beloved grandchildren. He was communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford. He will always be remembered for his love of family and his dedication to his work and colleagues.
Besides his wife Janet, he is survived by a son, Ralph J. Melchionda and his wife Janet of Pelham, NH. a daughter, Susan Brown and her husband, James of Rindge, NH, a brother, Alfred Melchionda and his wife, Nancy of Amesbury, MA, also, by two sisters, Mary Frances LaBrecque and her husband, Dennis and Florence Grieco, all of Salem, NH, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Ralph’s Funeral Service will be Friday, Sept. 1, 2023 at 9am at DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX STREET, N. CHELMSFORD, MA. Burial in Fairview Cemetery in N. Chelmsford, MA. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com