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December 20, 2012

Melanie E. (Ryan) Heald, 30

Sandown, NH — Melanie E. (Ryan) Heald, 30, of Sandown, NH and formerly of Salem, NH, died Friday, Dec. 14, at Lawrence General Hospital.

She was born in Newburyport, May 2, 1982, daughter of Elaine (Lothrop) Ryan of Haverhill and Kevin Ryan of Bartlett, NH.

Melanie was raised and educated in Salem, NH, and earned her Bachelor Degree from the University of New Hampshire. For over eight years she was employed as a Social Worker at Hannah Duston Nursing Home, Haverhill.

Besides her parents her survivors include her husband of 3 ½ years, Matthew Heald of Sandown, NH, a daughter, Taylor Rose Heald of Sandown, NH, a brother, Matthew Ryan and his fiancé Amy LeLievre of Merrimac, her maternal grandmother, Madeline Lothrop of Bow, NH, her mother-in-law, Norma Heald of Ponte Verda, FL, a sister-in-law, Karen from New York, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, Dec. 19th at Sacred Hearts Church, So. Main St., Bradford. Burial was in the Elmwood Cemetery, Bradford. Calling hours at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill were held on Tuesday, Dec. 18th. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Hannah Duston Healthcare Center, 126 Monument St., Haverhill, MA 01830. To view her complete obituary or to send a condolence to her family, please visit