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MARANA, AZ – Thomas F. Mellen, 68, of Marana, AZ and formerly of Winchendon, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 30, 2019 in his residence.
He was born in Winchendon on July 25, 1950, son of the late Harry Q. and Stella M. (Cieslak) Mellen and was a graduate of Murdock High School. Following high school, Tom proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Tom served on the USS Algol and USS Capricornus and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Tom had lived in Marana, AZ for 35 years and had worked as a security guard-monitor at Marana High School for over ten years. He was a member of the American Legion. An animal lover, Tom was fond of his grand-cat Marco.
He leaves a daughter Kristina Casavant and her fiancé Mike Koshko of Northborough, MA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Richard Mellen.
Military funeral services will be held Friday, July 26, 2019 at 9 A.M. in Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon.
Memorial donations may be made to Eugene M. Connor Post 193 American Legion, 295 School Street, Winchendon, MA 01475.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.