Lawrence “Larry” Melanson

It is with great sadness that the family of Lawrence “Larry” Melanson announces his sudden passing due to a brief illness on May 19, 2018 at the age of 65 years old.

Larry will be lovingly remembered by his wife Andrea Melanson and his daughters, Jessica Bezviner and her husband Larry Bezviner, Lauren Decker, Rebecca Bennett and husband Rob Bennett, his grandsons Dominic and Noah, and his grand-daughter Kaitlyn. Larry was the loving son of the late Leo Melanson and the late Joan Melanson. Beloved brother of Steven Melanson, Joyce Melanson, and the late Dean Melanson. Larry will also be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins, great friends and work associates. He will also be dearly missed by his dog Ginger and his daughter’s dog Tyson.

Larry proudly served his country as a Force Reconnaissance Marine in the U.S. Military during the Vietnam Era. After an honorable discharge he proudly served on the Malden Fire Department at the Maplewood Branch as a firefighter for 18 years, until his medically forced retirement in 2003. He was also a mason by trade and loved to show the ones he loved how much he loved them by his amazing cooking skills. He will be deeply missed by all.

Service information: A memorial service will take place on Friday, June 22nd, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm at Boston Cremation, 287 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148.


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  1. George and Janet Triant on June 9, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Shocked to read this,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and Susan and your whole family during this sad time, you are in our thoughts. Much love and sympathy
    George and Janet

  2. Joyce (Melanson) Hamilton on June 11, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    To my brother Larry…i love you and i am going to miss you terribly.

    ….”May you rise on the wings of Angels…..”

  3. Wally Bruce on June 12, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Melanson family

    My condolences

    Wally Bruce

  4. Billy Klessens on June 12, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Joyce, again I’m so sorry for you and your family. Larry passed away on my birthday, more’s the pity. My long-ago memories of him include some of our sports conversations as well as the car door accident with his hand that I still remember like it was yesterday. I know it’s a very difficult time for you and yours, and please accept my best wishes. And Thank You for sending me this link.

  5. Billy Klessens on June 12, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Joyce and Steve,

    I hadn’t realized that Dean had passed away too. I remember him as being the cat-lover of your family. Again, my condolences to both of you and your families.

  6. Cliff Jacobs on June 12, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    To all you Folks. I’m sad for the Melanson Family in their time of grieving.I knew Larry for almost my whole life,and then served on the Fire Dept with himfor his 18 yrs.Proud to say that Snake -Eater was my friend.Force Recon was called the Snake eaters.We’re all going to mis s you Larry. Semper Fi.

  7. Andrea,m Melanson. on June 12, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Lary my Husband,you will forever be with me in spirit,they will never be a Day you won’t be in my thoughts,there will never be another you,you have my Heart ❤!Then when my time comes I know you’ll be there waiting for me with open arms!I love you Lary Always !

  8. Dianne Parsons-Olson and Eric Olson on June 14, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    So sorry, my condolences and prayers to you all. Larry was a kind and loving man who will be missed greatly.

  9. Sheryl Moretti on June 22, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Dear Joyce and family, I will treasure the childhood memories we all shared. I am so sorry that I could not attend. May God give you all comfort in each other and find peace in all the good memories. Fly high Larry, you always looked out for us as kids. May God bless, thank you for your service. Rest easy my old friend.

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