Mr. Anthony J. "Tony" Melius Sr.

  • Born: March 15, 1947
  • Died: March 21, 2019
  • Location: of Reading, formerly of Somerville, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

A warm and caring son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.

Anthony J. "Tony" Melius Sr., of Reading, formerly of Somerville, passed away on Thursday March 21, 2019. He was 72 years of age.

Born on March 15, 1947 in Boston, Tony was the loving son of the late Joseph and Dorothy (Doolin) Melius. Tony was a warm and caring son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be missed by all.

Tony was a dedicated and devoted dispatcher for the MBTA for several years. He was a proud member of the Masons, the Shriners, Harley Owners Group (HOG), Fire & Iron Motorcycle Club, Elks, American Legion, Mystic Valley Gun Club, Local 103 IBEW, Local 589 Carmen's Union. During the Vietnam War, Tony proudly defended our freedom by serving in the United States Army.

Tony was an avid outdoorsman and motorcycle enthusiast. Although Tony was a father to 2 sons, he was a "dad" to many.

Tony was the beloved husband of Patricia (Rosselle) Melius. He was the devoted father of Jason Melius and his wife Kimberly and Anthony Melius Jr. Tony was the cherished grandfather of Jacqueline and Julia. The dear brother of Gerald "Jerry" Melius, Ann Marie Dodson and the late Joseph Melius and his surviving wife Maureen, Tony is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM Monday March 25th at 9:30 am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Tony's Eternal Life in Saint Athanasius Church 300 Haverhill St. Reading at 10:30 am. Interment with Military Honors will take place at Wood End Cemetery, Reading.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family on Sunday March 24th from 2 to 6pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and elevator available.

In lieu of flowers, please honor Tony by making donations in his memory to the Cam Neely Foundation 30 Winter St. 2nd Floor Boston, MA 02108.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Pat and Family,
I will cherish the memories I have of Tony and our families when we went boating, fishing, partying, etc.
Although I haven't seen him in several years, I will miss him.
He brought laughter and love to the world.
My deepest sympathy to all.
Love Lynde D'Amore

Posted by Lynde D'Amore - East Boston, MA - Friend   March 25, 2019

Our brother Tony reminiscing about our MC club days

Posted by Rick FNG Gelin - Pepperell, MA - Friend   March 25, 2019

With our deepest sympathy. John & Laurie Lydon(Jeremy's parents)

Posted by Laurie Lydon - Medford, MA   March 24, 2019

He was a good person, a great friend, and will be greatly missed.

Posted by Don & Nikki Polcaro - Medford, MA - Family Friend   March 24, 2019

Uncle Toni, Thank you for teaching me to drive(your favorite truck the Bronco)teaching me to be a CB handler and giving me my CB handle LITTLE BIT to say a few. Thank you for just being there always and for anything. I'm sorry I can't be there physically to say RIP until we see each other again one day. I love you and will miss you. Your niece, Lisa (LITTLE BIT)

Posted by Lisa Rosselle - Lynn, MA - Family   March 24, 2019

Condolences to Pat, Jason, Anthony & Family

Posted by Brian Lavalle - Arlington, MA   March 23, 2019

Sorry to hear, the grump master was a great man, He will be missed.

Posted by Jamie Flannery - Myrtle beach, SC - Friend   March 22, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss Anthony, and the rest of the family ... This is heartbreaking to hear ... I will keep all of you guys in my thoughts and prayers and Anthony you know where I am if you need anything brother .. Much love

Posted by Mandy Thomas - Greenwood, SC - Friend   March 22, 2019

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