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Melvin Arthur Mael
August 25, 2019


passed peacefully after a short illness & long life, surrounded by his family. He had recently celebrated his 90th birthday. Melvin was the son of the late Morris & Mary Mael. His mother passed early in his life & his father remarried Rebecca (Becky) Krystal who helped raise him, sisters Sickie & Evelyn & brother Kenneth. The grew up on the family farm, raising cattle & building a Jewish presence in Millis. He graduated from Millis High School & then married his late wife, Rona Groman in 1952. They were married for 62 years when Rona pre-deceased Melvin in 2014. They moved to Winthrop shortly after their marriage & made the community their home. They raised four children, Craig & his wife Dorothy, Norman, Owen & their beloved daughter, the late Jacqueline. Along with his children, he leaves grandchildren Adrienne & her husband Maximillian, David & his wife Katie, Hannah & her husband Angelo, Alexander & his wife Donna, Zoe & her husband Eric & Mary & her husband Eduardo. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Lilliana, Lucy, Luka, Madelyn & Olivia Grace. During his many years of retirement, Melvin was a volunteer at the MGH & Shriners Hospital. He was a former Town Meeting Member, Trustee of the Winthrop Community Hospital & Member of the Winthrop High School Building Committee. Services will be held Tuesday, August 27th at Temple Tifereth Israel in Winthrop at 1:00pm with internment following at Temple Tifereth Israel Cemetery in Everett. Shiva week will commence at the Temple after the service & continue at his late residence on Wednesday & Thursday from 1-4 & 6-9pm & again on Sunday September 1st from 1-6:00pm. Donations can be made to Temple Tifereth Israel, 93 Veterans Road, Winthrop. MA. 02152

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Torf Funeral Service
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Chelsea, MA 02150
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