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Kenneth Ralph Melin

September 17, 2022


Mr. Kenneth R. Melin, 89, of Hopedale MA, died Saturday evening (September 17, 2022) at the Medway Country Manor in Medway MA after a period of declining health. He was the beloved husband of Helen M. (Bushnell) Melin.   


Kenneth was born in Franklin MA, the son of the late Runa Melin and the late Ruth (Carr) O’Rourke. He attended Milford public schools.


Kenneth was first employed as a young man at the former Stylon Corporation located in Milford MA. Following his tour of duty in the US Army during the Korean Conflict he returned to work at the Stylon Corporation. In 1958 he became a member of the Carpenter’s Union, where he worked for 31 years, retiring in 1989.


Kenneth had been a resident of Hopedale MA since 1956 and was a longtime communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Hopedale MA.


Kenneth enjoyed hunting for deer up North in New Hampshire. He also enjoyed traveling to Cape Cod with his “Camper” and later on with his beautiful motor home. He also enjoyed fishing with his sons.


Along with his beloved wife of 66 years, he is survived by his daughter: Sandra Bates and her husband Kenneth J. Bates of Hopedale MA; his son: Richard M. Melin of Milford MA; his brother: John O’Rourke and his wife Gail of Methuen MA; his sister-in-law: Elizabeth Pasquantonio of Franklin MA; his brother-in-law: John Bushnell and his wife Jean of Milford MA.


Kenneth was the loving father of the late Kenneth R. Melin Jr. & the late Philip S. Melin; the brother of the late Robert Melin & the late Stanley Melin and his late wife Dorothy; also the brother-in-law of the late George Bushnell and his late wife Theresa; and the late Harold Bushnell and his late wives Grace & Julie.


His funeral will be held Saturday (September 24th) from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 NOON in Sacred Heart Church, 187 Hopedale Street, Hopedale MA. Military Honors will be conducted at the conclusion of the Funeral Mass. A visiting hour will be held Saturday (September 24th) from 10:30am to 11:30am at the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, prior to his Funeral Mass.


A Private Graveside Committal Service will be held Monday (September 26th) at Hopedale Village Cemetery.

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September 24, 2022

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
44 Congress Street
Milford, MA 01757

Mass of Christian Burial
September 24, 2022

12:00 PM
Sacred Heart Church
187 Hopedale Street
Hopedale, MA 01747

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