Melvin A. Atherton


Melvin A. Atherton of Pretty Marsh and Scituate, Mass. passed away peacefully on July 27, 2009 at the age of 92. He spent many happy summers in Pretty Marsh, where his family settled in the early 1800s. A World War II veteran, Mel was employed as a salesman/mechanic by the Singer Sewing Machine Company and traveled all over the state of Maine in the heyday of the textile mills.

He is survived by his wife of almost 70 years, Jane (Giblin) Atherton; and children Paula Gnibus of New Ipswich, N.H., Janet Atherton of Brewster Mass., Mel Atherton of Bass Harbor, Connie Marcotte of Scituate, Mass.;, seven grandchildren including granddaughter, Sarah Atherton, of Town Hill; and five great-grandchildren. Services are being held at the Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home in Scituate, Mass.


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