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Melody A. Donahue

Melody A. Donahue, age 59, of Ogdensburg, NY, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019, at her home. Per her request, there will be no funeral services or calling hours. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.

Melody is survived by her companion, Henry LaFave, Sr. of Ogdensburg, NY; her mother, Joan Anson of Hermon, NY; her children, Trina Roach of Ogdensburg, NY, Henry LaFave, Jr. and his companion, Alicia, of Franklin, NC and Jessica LaFave and her companion, Rodney Thompson, of Fredericksburg, VA; several sibilings and two grandchildren, Gavin LaFave and Peyton Sorensen.

Melody was born on July 22, 1959, in Rochester, NY, the daughter of Joan Anson. She attended Ogdensburg Free Academy. Melody was a homemaker most of her life.

Melody enjoyed camping, listening to music, visiting with friends, spending time with her grandchildren and her dog, Nova. She was a devoted wife. Melody’s family meant the world to her. She had a heart of gold. She was the most selfless, beautiful soul there was.

8 Condolences

  • CPT & Mrs Grant Dietert of Evans, Georgia Posted May 13, 2019 3:39 PM

    Sending all of our love and sincerest condolences to the family during this hard time. May God’s grace and love be with you as you grieve the loss of your beloved mother and friend but also with you as you celebrate a beautiful and selfless life well-lived.

  • Sarah Ramsey Posted May 13, 2019 3:49 PM

    Always loved Mel she was truly an amazing lady. Known her my whole life and so sad to hear. She was loved by so many. Prayers are with the family. Thinking of you all and sending prayers. Hugs

  • JOE AND DEB POLNIAK Posted May 13, 2019 7:45 PM


  • Robin Horton Posted May 14, 2019 7:25 AM

    So sorry for your loss. She was a great person

  • DINA M VALES Posted May 14, 2019 8:19 AM

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

  • Matt Demers Posted May 14, 2019 6:29 PM

    Hank, deepest sympathy to you and your family..

  • Beth Lalonde Posted May 15, 2019 8:08 PM

    Melody was truly a kind woman and she loved her children with all her heart. My heart is with you guys

  • Dale Lafave Posted May 21, 2019 10:45 AM

    Mel was an awesome and wonderful person she will be missed by all rest in peace

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