Thu. Dec 8th, 2022

David Charles Melendy, fifth era Vermont, Mayflower descendant, music lover

David Charles Melendy, 71 of Burlington handed away peacefully on November 12, 2022 on the Mclure-Miller Respite Home, of issues from a latest stroke. David was the son of the late Irving (Lum) and Marylin Melendy, born on September 23, 1951, in Burlington, VT. He lived on Shelburne Highway in South Burlington along with his household till he left for Johnson State school after graduating from SBHS in 1969. He was a fifth era Vermonter and a Mayflower Descendant. He spent his early years working along with his household constructing a camp in South Starksboro. He and his sister, Cyndi, realized the that means of arduous work at an early age.  He additionally realized that onerous work does repay and loved spending time along with his household swimming, fishing, looking, snowmobiling and enjoying within the fields and woods when not hauling rocks for the muse or tearing down previous barns for the wooden and slate to construct the camp. He was energetic in Boy Scouts for a few years and earned his God and Nation Badge which made his mom so proud. David beloved music and spent countless hours in his room listening to all the most recent bands. He not often missed an opportunity to go to a live performance in and round Burlington. He by no means misplaced his love of music. He was nonetheless ordering CD’s of his favourite bands up till his passing. He might let you know every part there was to learn about a band and there was not often a time when no music was enjoying in his room. David labored numerous jobs throughout his lifetime. His final place was working on the State of Vermont Division of Motor Autos in Montpelier. He was married thrice and misplaced at love many instances. He beloved garments and appreciated to look his finest each time attainable. He was a coin collector and spent countless hours studying books by his favourite authors. For a few years David was the weekly grocery shopper for his grandmother Wells and loved sharing a “cocktail” along with her after the groceries have been put away. He sometimes went to Maine for trip and loved partaking in seafood as a lot as his dad and mom did.  After a automobile accident in 1981 he by no means actually regained his full capabilities. Countless journeys to the docs for a number of points started to devour his days. He by no means regained the flexibility to stroll after a failed hip alternative in 2009. He moved to a handicapped accessible house in Montpelier and lived there till 2020, when he might not dwell independently. As a resident at Elderwood, he grew to become socially energetic once more and took part in each day actions. He had his music, his books and a room the place he might have his privateness. He was lastly in a secure and safe residing state of affairs.

Household Info

David leaves behind his sister Cyndi Labelle (Doni) of South Starksboro, brother Chris Melendy (Clara) of Ferrisburgh, a son Adam, his niece and nephews, Joshua and Zachary Labelle, Ashlei and Matthew Melendy, Patrick Clark (Wendy), Logan and Evan Ambroise, and his aunts Anne Hancock and Anne DeVaughn, together with quite a few cousins. David was pre-deceased by his dad and mom, Irving C. Melendy and Marylin Wells Melendy, his brother Matthew, grandparents Frank and Gladys Wells, Horace Melendy, Dorothy Melendy Haselton, step-grandfather Scott Haselton, and his uncles, Lucien Wells and John “Pete” Hancock.

Submitted by:
Cynthia Labelle
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