Melvin A. Hudson, 78, Employed at Boston University Over 20 years

(Paid obituary)

Melvin A. Hudson, 78, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 20, 2019 at The Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, MA. He was the devoted and loving husband of the late Geraldine (Thunberg) Hudson. Melvin was born in Chelsea, MA, June 23, 1940 the son of the late Arthur and Mary (Brenton) Hudson. He was raised in Chelsea and attended local schools.

Melvin was employed as a Custodian with Boston University for over 20 years before his retirement. He loved animals, Doo Wop music and New England Sports teams. He most especially enjoyed The New England Patriots and The Boston Red Sox. Melvin was a kind hearted soul that loved time with his family and friends. He will be dearly remembered.

Melvin is survived by his daughter Crystal Rankis and four stepchildren, Denise McGraw, Geraldine Landers, Billy Landers and Wanita Shomali and many grandchildren. He will also be dearly remembered by three siblings, George Hudson and wife Joan, Priscilla Hudson and husband Ron Johnson and Robert Hudson and wife Kathy. He also leaves behind several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours, Monday, April 29, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at The Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave. Haverhill, MA 01830. Burial will be private. Donations may be made to The MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Route 28, Methuen, MA 01844. For directions or online condolences, please visit

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