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Mrs. Kathleen E. (Howard) Melkonian

Mrs. Kathleen E. (Howard) Melkonian
  • August 8, 1951 - July 3, 2020
  • North Reading, Massachusetts

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“Dear Ralph and Family. Very sorry to hear about Kathy.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Richard andRosetta Serino - MA

“John and Ralph , my thoughts are with you and your daughters. Kathy was a sweet woman. Id see her at hockey games and occasionally at Stop and...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Kitty Lynch - Friend

“Ralph,So sorry for your loss.Your wife will be remembered in my prayers.Harold ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Harold Pettipas - Peabody, MA

“Dear Ralph and Family. Very sorry to hear about Kathy.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Richard andRosetta Serino - MA

“I remember the playdates we had on Brackett Ave when the children were young and all of the mothers enjoying our times together. I am sorry for your...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Michelle Meagher - Stoneham, MA

“I have known Kathleen and Ralph for over 45 years ! Our children went through North School Stoneham right behind Grandpa John's house on Steele St....Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: John Anastas - Stoneham, MA

“Ralph and family,We are sorry to hear of Kathys passing. I remember the little chats we use to have at all the gatherings. Thinking of you all at...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to you Ralph, and all your family at this sad time. May Kathy rest in peace. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Donna Worthen Kafel - Friend


Kathleen (Howard) Melkonian Of North Reading, passed away on July 3rd, 2020 after a long illness. She was 68 years old.

Kathy was born on August 8th, 1951 in Lynn, MA to the late Joseph & Mary (Reardon) Howard. She grew up in Swampscott, MA, and attended St. Mary's High School in Lynn. As a young adult, she trained to become an X-ray technician at Lynn hospital, and enjoyed caring for patients throughout her career.

Kathy valued her family above all else. Her love for her family (not to mention her ability as a skillful cook) was obvious to everyone who attended one of her elaborate and welcoming holiday meals. Kathy loved nature walks along the Kancamagus highway and the beaches of Aruba; she had a fondness for pugs and was an avid birder, participating in Cornell's Great Backyard Bird Count almost every year.

She is survived by her beloved husband Ralph K. Melkonian, and her loving children, Joanne E. (Melkonian) Sordillo and her husband Robert, John J. Melkonian and his wife Tarryn, and Lisa M. Melkonian. She was the proud grandmother of four delightful grandchildren, Caroline and Cameron Sordillo, and Stella and Jack Melkonian. She is also survived by her sister Elaine (Howard) Vousboukis, her two brothers, Joseph and David Howard, and many nieces and nephews.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and current public safety measures, funeral services are private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to CurePSP (www.psp.org).