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Melanie Carney

Melanie "Soul Sistah Mel" Carney

Saturday, August 17th, 2019
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Melanie T. Carney, devoted, loyal wife, loving daughter, aunt and friend, 49, of Medfield, Massachusetts died Saturday, August 17, 2019 after as longtime battle with liver disease. Melanie nee Tracy-Pettis was born July 21, 1970 in London, England.
She was the daughter of the late Valerie T. Pettis and Robert A. Pettis of Millis, MA and of Anthony Mathew of London, United Kingdom.
She came to live in the United States in 1977 and graduated from King Philip Regional High School in 1988.
Melanie was a loving, gifted singer, known as Soul Sistah Mel. She had a large, musical family with whom she had the pleasure of making music and memories for many years.
She is survived by her husband William T. Carney of Medfield, brother Rolf Pettis of Millis, sisters Robin Girard of Virginia, Regina Brule of Attleboro, Rhonda “Rusty” Pettis of Maine, several nieces and nephews, and a loving family abroad in England and many wonderful friends and extended family members who stuck by her until the very end.
Melanie would like to be “Remembered as a girl who sang her song for Jesus Christ.”
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Fellowship Church, 47 Milton Street Dedham, MA.
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    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 10:00am
    Fellowship Church
    47 Milton St
    DEDHAM, MA 02026
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Jonathan Chechile


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Ellen Campana

Posted at 12:30pm
Oh Melanie! I am so sorry that the world has lost you. You were such a kind and giving friend who, even in your darkest times, could bring a smile and a laugh to others! May you rest in the sweetest peace and find comfort with the Lord you served so well! Until we meet again, my friend!

Holly Moore

Posted at 05:58pm
To Billy - I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. You two were perfect together, a beautiful couple and the love you shared was obvious. I was so happy when you found the love of your life, Billy. My heart goes out to you and I hope you find much comfort and peace in the memories you will carry with you forever. She will be with you, watching over and protecting you always.

I had the pleasure of meeting Melanie and hearing her sing once, she had the most beautiful voice and I am sure she is singing with the angels now. Rest in peace Melanie and take care of yourself Billy. With my most sincere condolences, Holly

Marcy Blais

Posted at 09:23pm
My friend... I can remember like it was yesterday ..high school. Sharing giggles and “fashion” with each other, being my vivacious home room buddy, even though we lost touch thru out the years, I am so happy to have reconnected before you left this earth to sing in the heavens for eternity, you made a lasting impression all those years ago Mel and I will be forever touched by your grace , your beautiful voice and your amazing generous compassion as well as your continual never give up attitude!! God bless you my friend!!!

Brian & Kelly

Posted at 02:49am
We only met you a few times at my Mom's family gatherings however we remember you very well indeed for your kindred spirit and happiness for life and singing! What a beautiful voice! May you rest in peace.
Kind regards,
Brian & Kelly

Lorrie Webb

Posted at 08:05pm
Mel ~
Never will a day go by when I won’t think of you. I will forever remember our trip to Newport for the Irish Festival and always singing Lady Marmalade, Family Affair and No Diggity with you, every time we would bump into each other while traveling the karaoke circuit for approximately 2 decades. I will also remember when I saw you in the Natick 4th of July Parade singing your heart out in a super cute black and white sundress; us practicing endlessly on the song Fallin’ by Alicia Keys, until we got the harmony perfect; causing mischief when things got sour with me and your old neighbor; your Hello Kitty guitar; online shopping on QVC; times we spent with my son when he was very small. I will always hold you in my heart forever and in my mind from countless memories. I was so lucky and blessed to have been able to call you my friend. You always had my back. Especially when my blood pressure was low and I kept passing out, you knew what to do and called for help and stayed with me until help came. I could go on and on, but I will stop now because I’m missing you more and more, the more I write. I love you Mel and will never let you be forgotten. Thank you for deeply touching my life! See you on the other side someday and save a spot for me. 💔. My final Davol Square shout out!! Xoxoxo. Rest in sweet peace and paradise sistah.

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