November 2, 1942 ~ July 12, 2018

Born in: Bronx, NY
Resided in: Denver, CO

Teresa “Terri” A Melanson, age 75,  died on July 12, 2018 in Denver, CO.

Terri is survived by her husband of 51 years Wilfred “Bill” Melanson; daughter Claudine (Joe) Locascio of Denver, CO; son Brian (Madonna) Melanson of Hamilton, NJ; and brother Sebastian LaRocca of Wilmington, DE; grandsons Nicholas and William Locascio of Denver, CO; granddaughters Abigail and Vanessa of Hamilton, NJ.  In addition, she is predeceased by her brother, John LaRocca of Washington Township, NJ and her parents Rose and Peter LaRocca of Bronx, NY.  She was known as “Aunt Terri” to 14 nieces and nephews.

Terri was born November 2, 1942 in Bronx, NY and attended Mount St. Vincent College in the Bronx.  Terri and Bill lived in Washington Township, NJ for more than 30 years before moving to Jupiter, FL where they enjoyed retirement for 15 years.   They relocated permanently to Denver, CO in 2017.

Terri and Bill were married on April 15, 1967 and were able to celebrate their 51st wedding anniversary earlier this year.  Terri is fondly remembered by so many for her love of fine things, her great fashion, her sense of humor, her love of family, her beautiful handwriting, eating at great restaurants, traveling the world, and the great pride she had in her four grandchildren.  She will be greatly missed.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 20th, 10am at Risen Christ Catholic Parish, 3060 South Monaco Parkway, Denver, CO 80222.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Risen Christ Catholic Church in Denver, CO to support community outreach.



Funeral Mass: July 20, 2018 12:00 am

Risen Christ Catholic Parish
3060 South Monaco Parkway
Denver, CO 80222


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  1. Bill, both of you have been missed for a long time.
    Terri was truly a lady, in her dress, appearance and most of all her conversations.
    We hope that you won’t be a stranger.

    Gloria and Ron

  2. Aunt Terri was a beautiful person, gracious hostesses, and elegant woman. I have very fond memories especially her cooking—she made the best sauce, just like Grandma! She and Uncle Bill also took the time to give my children, husband and I a tour of NYC. Great memories and a lovely person who will be dearly missed. Rest In Peace Aunt Terri ❤️

  3. Terri was a beautiful person, inside and out. She will be missed by all of her friends in Jupiter. Our condolences to Bill and their family.

  4. Terri was a dear friend and she will be sorely missed. We’ll always remember the fun at the beach and the pool, stimulating conversation and shared experiences. Triple Crown time was a great tradition, with Chita and Fitz hosting the Kentucky Derby, Terri and Bill hosting the Preakness, and we hosted the Belmont Stakes. Good memories with good friends.

    Our hearts and prayers are with Bill, Claudine and Brian and their dear children during this sad time.

    With love from,
    Dennis and Maryanne Holliday

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