Melissa I. Burgos, 35, Veterinary Technician

Melissa I. Burgos, 35, of Haverhill, died June 23, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, following and long battle with a lengthy illness, and surrounded by her family and friends.

Born, raised and educated in Haverhill, daughter of Juan and Melinda (Crowell) Burgos, she was a member of the Haverhill High School class of 1999 and received her bachelor's in Veterinary Technology from Mount Ida College, Newton Center. She was employed as veterinary technician at MKS Instruments of North Andover and previously worked at Toxikon Corporation of Bedford and Eye Gate Pharmaceuticals of Waltham. She attended the New Life Christian Assembly of God Church in Haverhill and enjoyed gardening, dancing, sketching and painting.

She leaves her parents, Juan and Melinda (Crowell) Burgos of Gilford, N.H.; sister and brother-in-law, Candida M. and Christopher Provencher and their children Sophia and Sebastien Provencher, all of Germany; and several aunts uncles and cousins.

Arrangements are under the direction of Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill. Memorial donations may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill , MA. 01830 or to MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA, 01844.