Michael
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Manchester, NH - Michael Keith Melim, beloved son, father, husband, brother and friend passed from this life too soon and unexpectedly Saturday, September 14, 2019.
Born in Exeter, N.H. August 3, 1976 to Richard Melim and Marilyn Bixby, he was a graduate of Manchester West High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Army as a Calvary Scout and participated in Operation Desert Storm during the Gulf War. He also served in the NH Army National Guard in C.Co.3 172 Mountain Infantry. He attended White Mountain Community College and became a certified welder.
Mike was a long-time resident of Derry, NH with his wife, Terry of 16 years, where he helped raise his three stepchildren, Benjamin, Audrey and Jonathan Thompson. Mike and Terry were also blessed with two wonderful sons, Quinn in 2004, and Myles in 2006. Michael was extremely proud of his family and loved all of the children, Terry and his whole family very much.
Affectionately known by nicknames such as "Mikey", "Meldog", "Megaphone Mike" or "Dozer" to many, he loved all sports, but his favorite was football. He was a die-hard Patriots and Red Sox fan, and loyal follower of golf legend Tiger Woods. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, bonfires, cookouts and a good road trip! A skilled carpenter, he loved making things and could build you just about anything you could imagine. Rarely did you ever see Mike in anything other than a tank top, shorts and sandals even in the dead of winter. He was also very proud of his Portuguese and Native American heritage, loved to read and listen to books, play golf and see movies. Mike had a heart of gold and would do anything for you. He had many close friends that were his brothers, and to their children he was "Uncle Mike" whom he also adored as nieces and nephews.
Aside from his wife and children, Michael is survived by his mother Marilyn Bixby and spouse, Leon LaFlamme; his father, Richard Melim and his wife, Donna Melim; his sister, Kelly, spouse Kenneth Buenaflor, and their two children Maxwell and Charlotte. In addition he will be sorely missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended families.
Loved by so many, with his booming voice, beaming smile, contagious laugh and sincere hugs, his passing leaves a crater-sized hole in our hearts and our lives. We know he struggled with so many demons, and could not overcome his depression and addictions, but we are comforted by knowing also he is now at peace and in the arms of God.
A memorial service is scheduled for October 12, 2019 to be held at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ste. Marie Parish 378 Notre Dame Ave. followed by a military honors ceremony at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, 474 Goffstown Road, Manchester, N.H.
Published on September 26, 2019

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