Richard J. Melanson

Richard J. Melanson, 79, of Riverside and formerly of Melrose, Massachusetts, died June 13, 2023 at his home with his wife by his side. 

Mr. Melanson graduated from Villanova University in 1966 and married Nancy on June 22, 1968.  

He was the husband of Nancy; the father of Kristin Burns and the late Brendan; father-in-law of Jim Burns and the grandfather of Liam, Unna and Cecilee Burns. He is also survived by his brother Edward, sister Paula Shea and sister-in-law Barbara. 

There will be a memorial gathering on Wednesday, June 21 at St. Mary Church, 126 Herrick Road, Riverside at 1 p.m. followed by Mass at, 2 p.m.

The family respectfully requests no flowers. Memorial donations may be made to AdventHealth-Foundation for St. Thomas Hospice, 120 N. Oak St., Hinsdale, 60521 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105.

Ivins-Moravecek Funeral Home, Riverside, handled arrangements.