Marie G. Melaragno

1919 – 2009

WESTERLY, R.I. – Marie G. (Gemma) Melaragno, 90, formerly of the Elms and Shore Road, Westerly, R.I., passed away on Friday evening, Oct. 9, at the Watch Hill Care & Rehab of Westerly. 

She was born in Providence, R.I., on May 18, 1919, the daughter of the late Rocco and Filomena (Boschetti) Gemma. She worked for many years at the Clark Paper Co., of Pawcatuck, Conn., and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert R. and Patricia Melaragno, of Auburn; her
daughter and son-in-law, Elaine M. and Robert Boissevain, of North Stonington, Conn.; her daughter and son-in-law, Linda A. and Ronald Serra, of Westerly, R.I.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; her sister, Dorothy Mulhall of Murrieta, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by four brothers, Victor, Louis, Alfred and Anthony; and two sisters, Anna Malachowski and Gloria Hogan.

She was predeceased by her husband, Manrico “Mel” Melaragno, in 1994.

Marie’s family would like to send their sincerest thanks and
appreciation to the staff of Watch Hill Care and Rehabilitation for the
love, care, attention and compassion that was shown to her throughout her

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