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December 12, 1933 – June 21, 2019

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Obituary for Rose O. Melvin


“Loving Mother and proud Grandmother”

WATERTOWN – Rose O. Melvin, age 85, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Apple Rehab in Watertown CT after an extended illness. She was the widow of John Melvin.

Rose was born on December 12, 1933 in Scotland, the daughter of the late George and Sarah McAlees. Rose and her family settled in Waterbury CT in 1968 and then moved to Tennesse. John and Rose loved to listen to music and dance together. Following her husband’s death and 39 wonderful years together, Rose returned to CT. Rose always put her family above all else and they were a great source of pride and joy for her. One of her favorite things was to go on long car rides and to go shopping with her two daughters. Rose was a very kind and gentle soul who had a loving and generous heart. She made the world a better place for all of us, and we are blessed and thankful to have had her in our lives.

Rose is survived by her two daughters; Maureen Shea and her husband, Dennis of West Haven, Kathleen Melvin and Anthony Mauriello of Oakville, her three sons; John “Ian” Melvin and his wife, Sonya of Cleveland TN, Andrew Melvin of Sweetwater TN, and Stuart Melvin and his wife, Karen of Chesapeake VA, She is also survived by her sister; Laticia Smith of Scotland, as well as seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several, nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, Rose was predeceased by her eight siblings. Rose’s family would like to extend their personal appreciation and recognition to the staff at Apple Rehab for the love and comfort they shared with Rose and her entire family during her stay there.

Funeral services for Mrs. Melvin will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. when a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint John the Evangelist Church 574 Main St, Watertown, CT. All those planning to attend are kindly asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will take place at a later date in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Tennessee where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband. Relatives and friends may visit with Rose’s family on Tuesday evening, June 25, 2019 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at O’Neill Funeral Home 742 Main St, Oakville. To extend on-line expressions of sympathy to the family or for additional information, kindly visit the funeral home website at:

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When Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
O'Neill Funeral Home
742 Main Street
Oakville, CT 06779

Service Information

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 10:00am
Rev. Anthony Smith
Saint John the Evangelist
574 Main Street
Watertown, CT 06795
Service Extra Info
All those who are planning to attend are kindly asked to meet directly at the church.
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