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Obituary: Remembering Vietnam Veteran and 40-Year Foxborough Resident William P. Melcher, Jr.

Foxborough resident William P. Melcher, Jr., 65, passed away on Jan. 26, 2013. He served in the US Army during Vietnam and lived in town for over 40 years.

Beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather

William P. Melcher, Jr. died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital surrounded by the comfort of his loving family. He was the son of the late William P. and Tina (Jubett) Melcher.

Bill was born on Jan. 17, 1948 in Boston. He proudly served his country in the US Army during Vietnam. He was employed by New England Telephone Company in Foxborough and Framingham. Bill enjoyed hunting with his buddies and loved entertaining family and friends. He also enjoyed spending time at his cabin in New Hampshire. He has been a Foxborough resident for over 40 years, formerly of Sharon.

Beloved husband of Karen A. (Pechavar) Melcher. Loving father of Jeanette Melcher of FL, William P. Melcher, III and his wife Donna of S. Attleboro, Laura Heffernan and her husband Marty of Florida and Amanda Melcher of Florida. Devoted grandfather of Daniel, Francesca, Julia, Daylin and Dominic. Brother of Judy Stevens of Plymouth, Ruth Parker of Sharon, Tina Pozzi of Florida, Mimi Underwood of Washington, D.C. and Lewis Melcher of Norfolk.

Funeral Information

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Friday, Feb. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South St. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private. For additional information please contact (508) 543-5471. To light a special candle in Bill’s memory please visit the funeral home website at www.robertsandsonsfuneralhome.com.

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.  

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James T. Murray, jr February 01, 2013 at 09:21 PM
Mimi, Paul and to all of your family and friends that loved and new your brother/brother-in-law Billy. My heart goes out to you both, and all the extended Melcher family and friends who are their with you to pay their respect to Billy! Fortunately you were able to see Billy recently, and I know you will always remember your good times together. Big hugs from all of my family to all of yours! In true Irish fashion, I trust you will all raise a pint or two in Billy's honor, and know somewhere he's guided by many Irish blessings toward a better place! With my deepest sympathies, hold on tight to that family! Love, Jim (Erin, Haylee, Gail and all the Murray's who share in your great New England heritage)
Christina Runkal February 02, 2013 at 03:31 PM
Our hearts go out to the Melcher family. We worked with Billy for many years at the telephone company Foxboro garage, which also brought back many good memories of his dad who we also worked with. We consider ourselves fortunate to have known them both. A better family can not be found! RIP Billy, we will miss you. John & Christina Runkal

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