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Posted on: June 17, 2020

It is with great sadness that the Town shares the news of the passing of Laurie Melchionda

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“We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of Laurie Melchionda. She was a wonderful mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her, myself included. I know I speak for Superintendent Hackett and the School Committee when I say that Laurie dedicated her life to helping others and her kindness and love will be sorely missed,” said Mayor Kokoros.  

Laurie served as a nurse with the Braintree Public Schools from 1997 until June 2018, when she left to become the Director of Nursing in Weston, and as a beloved member of the Board of Health since October 2016. As a member of the staff at Flaherty Elementary School and South Middle School, and during her tenure as the Director of Nursing, Laurie was a positive influence to so many in our community and her passing is a tragedy for her family and the Town as a whole. 

“The Braintree Board of Health, Braintree Health Department and the Town of Braintree have lost a wonderful Public Health Official and good friend today. Laurie was a true champion and advocate of public and environmental health and was incredibly devoted to the positive health and well-being of the residents of our community,” said Marybeth McGrath, Director, Municipal Licenses and Inspections.      

Our thoughts and prayers go out to her loved ones during this difficult time. 

Laurie Melchionda

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