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Cynthia (Whipple) Melanson

August 2, 2023


Wolfeboro, NH

Cynthia (Whipple) Melanson, 87, of Wolfeboro, NH, passed away peacefully at Spring Hill Village in Dover, NH on Wednesday August 2, 2023.

Cindy was born at Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro, NH, the daughter of the late Frank P. Whipple and Augusta “Gussie” (Doe) Whipple, and had lived her married life there for over 65 years.

Cynthia attended the Tamworth Grammar School and then graduated from Kennett High School in Conway, NH, Class of 1954.  Cindy excelled in everything she did and even received the DAR award for good citizenship.  She enjoyed playing both softball and basketball.

After graduating from Kennett she enrolled in the Golden School of Beauty, Portland, Maine, graduating and taking the state exam was hired by Mary Easter in Wolfeboro, hence began the career in hairdressing that she loved

Cindy lived her youth in Tamworth, NH where she enjoyed, ice skating, skiing, swimming at White Lake, Square dancing at Huckins barn, ushering at the Barnstormers theater, horseback riding with her sister Marilyn on numerous back roads of Tamworth and Sandwich with various friends. Her love of the outdoors and sports extended to golf and candle stick bowling,

Cindy was a great competitor but always maintained a courtesy that she continued to maintain in her everyday life.  She was co-owner, along with her husband “Bucky”, of Melanson’s Many Facets Jewelry in Wolfeboro, NH for over 35 years.

Cindy is predeceased by her husband, of over 66 years, Joseph I “Bucky” Melanson III and her granddaughter Elizabeth Melanson.  She is also predeceased by her father and step-mother Marguerite Whipple.  Cindy is survived by her two sisters Marilyn Loud, Wolfeboro, NH and Diane Whipple of Tuftonboro, NH; her son Joseph Melanson IV and his wife Elaine and their children Katie Fontone and husband Chris of Pensacola, FL; Andrea Melanson of Wolfeboro, NH; Joseph Melanson V and his wife Brittany, Dover, NH and great grandchildren, Miles and Matthew Melanson, and Asher Fontone, Pensacola, FL.  She is also survived by her son Timothy Melanson and his wife Cindy of Wolfeboro, NH and their children Christopher Melanson of NH and Gregory Melanson of NY.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday August 15, 2023 at 11:00am in Lakeview Cemetery, North Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH.

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Graveside Service
August 15, 2023

11:00 AM
Lakeview Cemetery
North Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH, NH 03894


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