H. Melvin's Story
Mr. H. Melvin Dawe, 88, of Gloucester, passed away on Sunday evening, August 14, 2016, in the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was the loving husband to the late Barbara A. (White) Dawe with whom he shared 62 years of marriage.
Melvin was born August 12, 1928, in Cambridge, son of the late George and Daisy (Bradbury) Dawe. He was a resident of Gloucester for many years and a graduate of Beverly High School.
He proudly served in the United States Army until 1956. After which he was a carpenter until his retirement.
Melvin was a kind, generous man with many talents including singing, square dancing, painting, and woodcarving. His greatest joys, however, were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a long time member of the Gloucester United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir.
Melvin is survived by his daughter, Linda Corliss of Gloucester and his son, Melvin F. Dawe of Orlando, Fla.; his three grandchildren, Jonathan Corliss and his wife, Rebecca, Christie Fahey and her husband, Dustin, and Jaimie Corliss and her husband, Paul. He is also survived by his four great-grandchildren, Selphie Corliss, Tyler Fahey, Kylie Fahey, and Dreya Corliss; his brother, George Dawe and his wife, Sandra of Hampton, N.H.; and three nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister, Margaret Dawe.
Melvin’s Funeral Service will be in the Gloucester United Methodist Church, 436 Washington St., Gloucester on Friday, August 19, 2016, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In following with Melvin’s wishes, there will be no visiting hours and interment will be in Wesleyan Cemetery, Gloucester. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made in Melvin’s name to the Gloucester United Methodist Church. For online condolences and register book, please visit .
Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street, Gloucester.