Michael J. Melia -- Fall River

AUCLAIR FUNERAL HOME Michael J. Melia, 58, of Center St., Fall River, husband of Susan M. (Charette) Melia, passed away at home Thursday, February 14, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer.

He was born in Fall River, the son of the late Raymond and Lucille (Dupuis) Melia. Michael was a graduate of St. Anne School, Class of 1968 and Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School, Class of 1972. He was a longtime employee of General Dynamics Electric Boat Division at Quonset Point, North Kingstown where he worked as a machinist for 37 years. He was an avid member of Alcoholics Anonymous where he dedicated his time to helping people with the same addiction. He enjoyed watching the Patriots and Red Sox, bowling with his wife in the Guys and Dolls League in Somerset, laughing at the Three Stooges and smoking a good cigar with his buddy Tony.

Besides his wife of 37 years he is survived by 2 children, a daughter, Sherri Melia of Fall River, MA and a son, Jeffrey Melia of Fall River, MA; a brother, Raymond Melia of Fall River, MA; a granddaughter, Paige Langen of Norwich, CT; his dog Sarge and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held Monday at 8:00 AM from the AUCLAIR FUNERAL HOME, 690 So. Main St., Fall River with a funeral mass in St. Anne Church at 9:00 AM. Cremation to follow.

Visitation, Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. LARGE PARKING AREA and BARRIER-FREE ENTRANCE at the rear of funeral home. Donations, in lieu of flowers, to Southcoast Hospice, 200 Mill Rd., Fairhaven MA 02719 appreciated. Online guest book at

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Reported: 02/15/13 (Show all obituaries for this day)

By: AUCLAIR FUNERAL HOME (Show all obituaries and information about this funeral home)

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