Francis R. Melia,
85, of Lincoln, died Monday, October 21, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Grace (Nasif) Melia. Mr. & Mrs. Melia had been married 63 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Francis L. and Ada (Philbin) Melia.
Mr. Melia was employed as a police officer for the City of Central Falls until his retirement. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He is also survived by his sons Danny M. Melia of Lincoln and Kenneth F. Melia of Hopkinton; his daughter Linda A. Legenza and her husband Michael of Bellingham, MA; his sister Patricia Leontie of Plympton, MA; and his grandchildren Alissa Legenza, Kerri Legenza and Michael Legenza.
His funeral and burial were private.
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