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Leonard J. Melanson

May 26, 1942 — April 16, 2017

WINCHENDON - Leonard J. Melanson, 74, of 4 Melanson Drive, died peacefully Sunday morning, April 16, 2017 at his residence, with his family at his side.

He was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada on May 26, 1942, son of the late Henry and Florine (Landry) Melanson and lived in Winchendon for ten years after previously living in Gardner.

Leonard had worked as a custodian for 16 years at Meetinghouse School in Westminster until his retirement.  He had previously owned and operated a bar and restaurant in Waltham for 14 years and later operated Erving Country Store in Erving.  Leonard was a member of the Snowbound Club and Turnpike Rod and Gun Club.  He enjoyed fishing.

He leaves his wife, Diane (Belliveau) Melanson; two sons, Corey Melanson of Winchendon and Christopher Melanson of Winchendon; three grandchildren, Isaac Melanson, Genevieve Melanson and Percival Melanson; a brother, Leo Melanson of Ashburnham; three sisters, Laura Hebert of Ontario, Canada, Louise Fribel of Vancouver, British Columbia and Linda Kraymer of Phoenix, AZ as well as several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of his Life will be held  Friday, May 26, 2017 from 5 to 7 P.M. at his residence, 4 Melanson Drive, Winchendon, MA.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.

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