Bernard "Ben" Melancon (1936 - 2019)

  • "We are all so sorry for your loss. Love you Ti Louise."
    - George and Kristina Souza
  • "Louise the short time I got to meet Ben,,he made me laugh..."
    - lydia ponte
  • " "Big Ben " was probably the nicest guy in our class. Many..."
  • "Robin and family so sad to hear of your loss. Ben touched..."
    - Margaret Mayo (Vital)
  • "T-Louise, Rose and I send our Love and Prayers to you and..."
    - Rose and Frank Souza
Service Information
Giberson Funeral Home
40 Maple Street
Madison, ME
Monday, Aug. 5, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Giberson Funeral Home
40 Maple Street
Madison, ME 04950
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Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019
10:00 AM
St. Sebastian Catholic Church
Madison, ME
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ANSON - Bernard "Ben" Melancon, 83, of Anson, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at Redington Fairview Hospital in Skowhegan.Ben was born on May 14, 1936 in Biddeford, the son of Delphis P. and Marguerite Y. ( Shevenell) Melancon. He was educated in the local schools and graduated from Saint Louis High School in Biddeford Maine.He grew up on the family farm and loved to tell stories of his trips on the Melancon's Dairy Milk truck. He was a dairy farmer for most of his life, first in Biddeford and later in Starks Maine. He was an honest, hardworking, and trustworthy man. Ben had a big heart. Ben was a foster parent for more than 30 years providing a home to over a hundred children in that time. He loved to travel with his motorhome and spoke fondly of those adventures. He lived a full life.He was predeceased by both of his parents, an infant sister, his first wife, Jacqueline A. Melancon, a son-in-law, Gregory A. Quimby and a daughter-in-law, Cindy Melancon. Ben is survived by his wife Louise Cardoza Melancon of Anson, his children, Christine Adams and her husband Scot of Starks, Robin Melancon-Quimby also of Starks, Blaine Peter Melancon and his wife Ann Marie of Augusta, Keith Melancon and his wife Katherine Gajdukow of Farmington, John R. Murphy of Anson, Christopher Melancon, Michael Melancon and Cameron Melancon all of Starks. He is survived his grandchildren, Katherine Fortier, Laura DeHart, Allen Roy, Marguerite L. Quimby, Francis J. Quimby, Victoria A. Melancon, Andrew Sanville, Kristopher Melancon, Anthony Gajdukow, Jacqueline E. J. Melancon and his great grandchildren, Evin Fortin, Alec Fortin, Courtney Morton, Jason Hart, Caleb Roy, Robert J. Roy, Michael Roy, Joshua C. Johnson Jr., Andrew Sanville Jr., Adelia Sanville, Aspen Melancon, Kip Melancon, Piper Melancon, Khaleesi Gajdukow and Michel Gajdukow. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, August 5, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Giberson Funeral Home, Madison. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM in St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Madison. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Giberson Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To leave a condolence for the family and to view the online obituary, please visit

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Published in Central Maine on Aug. 3, 2019
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