Condolence & Memory Journal

The world is a better place for Melli (I like to call he Melli) being in it. She was full of Love and generosity. I love that I could call her and she was always up for any adventure. She touched many lives and was loved by all who knew her. That is a blessing and a legacy. She so loved you Heather, Ryan and Bridget. She and Ty will be with you always. My my deepest condolences
Linda and Dan Mayo

Posted by Linda and Dan Mayo - Bedford, NH - Friend   February 26, 2020

Melissa, you are at peace finally... with Ty. You were such a beautiful person to everyone you touched, and I miss you terribly... you knew my heart and soul. May you now be eternally loved by every special thought and deed you ever did. Please give Hutch and Ty my love, and keep a small spot warm for me. Will always love you, Melissa.

Posted by Irene Hutchinson - Boothbay, ME - Coworker   February 21, 2020

God truly received a very special angel when you joined Ty. Your friendship and beautiful smile are so missed. You & Ty raised 3 great children and as hard as your passing is, I know Bridget, Heather and Ryan will go far in this world. Know your 9th Company, USNA family will always be there for your children.

Posted by Cindy Shutt - Lynn Haven, FL - Friend   February 20, 2020

Ryan, Heather, Bridgett, and family, We are so very sorry for your loss and are heartbroken. Missy was so full of life. She was such a wonderful mother and fun friend. She would light up the room with her joy and her smile. Thank you Missy for the precious memories and our friendship. We will always cherish of our travels together and the beautiful impact you made on our lives. Missy will be greatly miss by us and so many others who's lives she touched. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in Peace in Ty's loving arms and in the arms of Jesus. Missy, you will never be forgotten in our hearts.

Posted by Diana and Lance Tucker - Peoria, AZ - Friend   February 20, 2020

To Tricia & her family, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister, daughter & mother. I lost touch with you long ago, but I do think of you now & then. My heart is full of sorrow that you lost your sister. She is now your angel and her spirit will always be with you. I hope you are doing well. I will keep you in my thoughts.

Posted by Diane Evans Locke - Nashua, NH - Acquaintance   February 19, 2020

To Melissa's children and family,
So sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was so full of life and had so much strength. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Posted by Doris Burns - Bedford, NH   February 19, 2020


Anyone that new Melissa knew that she lit up a room with her presence. She will be greatly missed by so many. Many of us are heartbroken, but our thoughts and prayers are with her family and especially Heather, Ryan & Bridget, her sister Tricia and extended family. She has been called to be an angel with the love of her life Ty looking over all and especially her family. Rest in peace my dear friend. I will always remember you and keep you alive in my heart.

Posted by Gayle Barbee - Bedford, NH - Friend   February 19, 2020


Posted by tom & denise knight - pawtucket, RI   February 19, 2020

I am so sad to hear the news about Missy. She was a great friend, neighbor, and classmate, with a bright smile all the time. I remember walking along the beach looking up and she'd be out on the front lawn and she would holler down to me what are you up to today?, knowing that I was up to no good! Rest In Peace.

Posted by Kevin Thyng - Kennebunk, ME - Friend   February 19, 2020

To Tricia Deweese and family, I'm so sorry to hear about Missy's passing. I lost touch with your family but wanted to reach out when I saw Missy's obituary. My condolences to you.

Posted by Barbara Morse - Wells, ME - Friend   February 17, 2020

So very sorry for your loss, your family will be in my thoughts and prayers

Posted by Elaine Tyler - Port Charlotte, FL - Coworker   February 17, 2020

We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your lovely and wonderful mother. We will keep her and all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
Faith & Dan McCready USNA 78

Posted by Faith McCready - Sleepy Hollow, NY - Acquaintance   February 17, 2020

Oh our dear Meli. Life doesn't seem fair! You were my MOST FUN friend. An amazing mother. You were missing Ty yet so strong and choosing to still embrace life and live it. Sooo many people will miss you so much. Your support, love and friendship will never leave my heart.

Posted by Kim McLocklin - Dunbarton, NH - Friend   February 16, 2020

Missy was the best of all of us. I was in shock when I heard of her passing. She is now at home with the angels and the love of her life, her husband Ty. I also send heartfelt condolences from my sister, Jane, cousin Ed Snow, my wife Ann, daughter Meghan and grandson Solomon. With love, cousin John.
P.S. Cousin, Tricia DeWeese please give me a call tel. 207-324-5964

Posted by JOHN TUTTLE - SANFORD, ME - Family   February 16, 2020

I'm really sorry to hear of Melissa's passing we weren't ever close and I haven't seen her since high school but I have followed her on Facebook and all the things she shared it is so sad to see someone who enjoyed life so much to go so early but she's in God's hands now and at peace

Posted by Debbie Putnam - Ocala, FL - Classmate   February 16, 2020

Dear Bridget, Ryan, Heather and Derek, I am truly so very sorry to hear of Melissa's passing. I have never had the pleasure of meeting your Mom. However, my daughter Bridget worked with your Mom at CMBG. Bridget truly enjoyed your Mom's company and counted her as a dear friend from working at the gardens. It made my heart happy hearing my daughter recollections of time spent with your Mom and the fun they had. Your Mom sounds like such an amazing and dynamic woman who was treasured and respected by all who knew her. Your written tribute of her life is so lovely. May the grace of knowing your parents are together in their eternal home give you all some peace. Our family is keeping your family in our prayers.

Posted by Maureen VerVaet - South Bend, IN - Friend   February 15, 2020

Melissa was a beautiful person both inside and out. She lit up anyplace she was because she was full of light and love. She was a doer whether getting football moms organized, starting a book club, raising money for breast cancer research, or just getting her friends together for the pleasure of being together. Anyone who had the privilege to know her had their lives enriched. We will miss her. Our hearts go out to you.

Roberta Conflenti and Greg Opritza

Posted by Roberta Conflenti - Bedford, NH - Friend   February 15, 2020

We are so very sad. Melissa always had time for a friend. Years living distance apart did not matter. She made me laugh so hard I cried. We were new moms just bumbling along, living in RI away from our own Mothers. I will always remember that special time and our most recent reconnect. She was a very special person. May all your memories bring you comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Posted by Mary Ellen Halloran - Barrington, RI - Friend   February 15, 2020

I am so very sorry to learn of Missy's passing. each time I learn that one of my former students has died, it leaves another hole in my heart. Rest in peace, Missy. May you and Ty enjoy eternity together.

Posted by David Rotthoff - North Fort Myers, FL - Teacher   February 14, 2020

My condolences to the family. Missy was a delightful classmate and always lit up a room with her beautiful smile. She was a dear person and will be missed.

Posted by Marlene Brooks - Minot, ND - Classmate   February 14, 2020

So sorry for your loss. May your special memories sustain you throughout this difficult time.

Posted by Anna Ranta - Wiscasset, ME   February 14, 2020

So sorry for your loss. May your special memories sustain you through out this trying time.

Posted by Anna Ranta - Wiscasset, ME   February 14, 2020

oh beautiful soul, full of kindness, generosity, love, light~~~you drew me into your world, with your amazing gift of making each person feel so important and treasured. i thought i'd have so much more time with you. Love is costly--i'll never forget you and your influence on me. Thank you for your precious friendship, beautiful irreplaceable Melissa.

Posted by wanda greatorex - corinth, ME - Friend   February 14, 2020