Francis R. Melia
October 21, 2013

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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