HARTLAND — Funeral services for Melissa E. Beland, 33, a resident of Hartland who died unexpectedly on Friday, July 22, 2011 in Weathersfield, was held July 30 at the First Congregational Church in Hartland. Barbara Loyer officiated. Committal services followed in the Hartland Village Cemetery.
She was born July 8, 1978, in Manchester, N.H., the daughter of Richard and Marianne (Berg) Beland.
She received her schooling in Hartland and attended Hartford High School.
Melissa was a stay-at-home mother raising and caring for her two sons. She worked Ott-Dog Snack Bar in Quechee for four years.
She greatly enjoyed camping and was a member of the Windsor Elks Lodge 1665.
She is survived by her parents, Richard and Marianne Beland of Hartland; two sons, Devon M. and Zachary R. Beland of Hartland; two brothers, Richard Beland, Jr. of Hartland and Christopher Beland of Lebanon; her paternal grandparents, Richard and Betty Beland of Hartland; several aunts, uncles, three nieces, one nephew and cousins.
She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, John and Dorothy Berg, whom she took care of for five years until their passing.
Condolences may be expressed to her family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com
This obituary first appeared in the August 4th print edtion of the Vermont Standard.
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