WATERVILLE--Melanie Veilleux, affectionately known as “Chickie”, Chick, or Mum to those who loved her most, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at her home in Waterville on Saturday morning, April 17, 2021. \r\n\r\nMelanie was born in Waterville and was a graduate of Lawrence High School in Fairfield, class of 1981. She was the youngest daughter of the late Kaiser Veilleux and Betty Veilleux (Andrews). Melanie has a large loving family; two sons Blake Gerald, and Alex Gerald; two cherished grandsons, Elliot Gerald, and Jack Gerald; her brother, Steve Veilleux and her and sisters, Kim Denis, Jayne Woods, and Gail Ann Berry. Melanie and Gail Ann were especially close throughout Melanie’s life, and they were committed to being there for one another in all of life’s chapters. Not just “two peas in a pod”, but a True Blessing to one another, the kind of loving relationship and Everlasting Bond all siblings should have, right to the end. \r\n\r\nMelanie was artistic and creative showcasing her talents by designing beautiful floral arrangements, center pieces, handmade wreaths and bows, as an employee for local greenhouses. She also embellished the decor of her sister’s homes with her creativity. Melanie always seemed at home in the greenhouse, or garden tending flowers, and making everything beautifully perfect, one of her many talents. \r\n\r\nMelanie loved animals, enjoyed taking care of horses, feeding blue jays, and had an undeniable soft spot for her dogs through the years, and of course, always loved her family. Melanie’s passing was sudden and was unforeseen by everyone who loved and cared for her. The memories we all have of Melanie are those of a young, beautiful, creative and charismatic woman, so full of life. That is who Melanie was, a bright spot in the life of everyone she touched. A loving mother, grandmother, sister to many, aunt, cousin and friend, who will forever be missed by all. \r\n\r\nA graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, at the Pine Grove Cemetery, on Grove Street in Waterville, where she will be laid to rest in peace next to her mother and father. Family and close personal friends of Melanie are welcome at the service, but masking and social distancing will be requested.\r\n\r\nEcclesiastes 3 \r\n1 For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. \r\n 2 A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest.