Josephine C.A. “Josie” (Fisher) Melia

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Josephine C.A. “Josie” (Fisher) Melia, 84, a resident of Troy and formerly of Live Oak, Fl. passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Sunday, November 20, 2022, with the love of her family by her side.

She was born on January 31, 1938 to the late Cora-Ann (Morgan) and William S. Fisher Sr. in Camden, NJ. She was educated at Fallsborough High School in Fallsborough, NJ.

On March 5, 1954, Josephine exchanged vows with the love of her life, John Melia Sr. They had a simple service in Camden, NJ. with all of their close family and friends around them. They were happily married for 64 years until John passed away in April 2020.

Josephine enjoyed her time working as a CAN for many years at various nursing homes in Tewkesbury, MA.

Along with working, Josie enjoyed watching birds, especially hummingbirds, playing bingo, traveling, and flying aircrafts with her husband. She especially loved spending her time with her family who she loved the most. Josie always was donating to different children’s causes and was an avid supporter for the Wounded Warrior Project for many years.

Ms. Melia will be greatly missed by many especially her 5 children: John Mila, Trevor Melia and his wife Karen, Graham Melia and his partner Susan, Karen Melia, and Sharon Williams and her husband R.J., and her brother Miles Fisher. As well as her 12 Grandchildren, Trevor Melia, John Melia, Jessica Beal, Roy Melia, Jacqueline Goad, Graham Adair, Alex Melia, Kayli Vaughn, Britney Morales, Alexander Boulette, James Williams, and Ryan Williams, along with her 7 great-grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She is now rejoined with her parents, her husband, John, and her 10 siblings.

All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431.

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