Boxford — Leonard J. Melvin, 60, of Boxford, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 14.
He was born in Haverhill, Dec. 4, 1953, son of the late Leonard J. and Rose (Stevenson) Melvin.
Educated in the Masconomet School System, Leonard graduated from Masconomet High School, Class of 1972.
His passion was working with thoroughbred horses for many years at various race tracks.
His survivors include his siblings, Alanna Casey and her husband, Dennis of Byfield, Margaret Boardman and Edward of Boxford, John Melvin of Beverly, Michael Melvin of Middleton, Christopher Melvin and his wife, Kim Melvin of Ocala, Fla., Rosemary Dusang and her significant other, Sam Peppard of Ocala, Fla., Kelly Stidham and her significant other, Shawn Brackett of Somersworth, N.H. and numerous nieces and nephews. Leonard was also the brother of the late Corporal James L. Melvin KIA during the Vietnam War.
ARRANGEMENTS: Celebration of Lenny’s life will be on July 1, at the Georgetown VFW Post 7608, 435 Andover St. (Route 133), Georgetown, from 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Haverhill and Bradford. Contributions can be sent to James L. Melvin Post 379, West Boxford, MA. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.