SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

March 26, 2014

Douglas Melanson, 46


Beverly Hills, Fl — Douglas C. Melanson, 46, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2014, at the Hospice House in Lecanto, Fla. Doug was born in Salem, Mass., on August 27, 1967. He graduated from Masconomet High School in 1985. He was a contractor and developer. He spent many years as a home builder in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, before moving to Florida. Doug's talent and pride were obvious in the development of Sandy Oaks RV Resort in Beverly Hills. His vision created a beautiful wintertime home for so many. Doug enjoyed family time and providing a loving, fun-filled homelife to his children and wife. He was close to his entire family and will be deeply missed by all.

Doug is survived by his children, Bradley and Danielle Melanson; his wife, Anne Melanson and her children, Brooke and Summer Armstrong; his mother and stepfather, Patricia and Dennis Rozumek; his father and stepmother, Lionel and Sandra Melanson; his three brothers, Mark Melanson, Greg Melanson and Jeff (Shuri) Melanson; his sister, Karen (Dan) Mosman; and loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Doug is preceded in death by his brother, David Rozumek.

ARRANGEMENTS: Services will be held on Saturday, March 29, at 10 a.m., at St. Anne's Church, 290 Jefferson Ave., Salem Mas. A Celebration of Life immediately following services will be held at the Gerry 5 VFA, 210 Beacon Street, off West Shore Drive, Marblehead, Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doug's name to a charity of your choice.