Official Obituary of

Joey H. Melendez

August 16, 1981 ~ October 15, 2023 (age 42) 42 Years Old

Joey Melendez Obituary

On Sunday, October 15, 2023, Joey Melendez suddenly passed away at the age of 42.  He was at work when his heart gave out on him.  Joey knew he had a heart condition yet, regardless of his health his mission and priorities in life were his two children and remaining a good citizen.  So, like any parent Joey made it to work every day to support his precious children Josiah and Deja.  He had a heart of gold; every time he entered the room his sincerity was felt.  Joey embraced all of us with open arms pride, joy, love, and lots of laughter.  He celebrated and appreciated every moment of being with family friends and the mother of his children Daniel.  Although life was not always kind to him, he was always optimistic and ready to face life’s challenges head-on.  He was our miracle child.  Words that best describe him are “hilarious, gifted, humble, fun, thoughtful, feisty, carefree, and loved fiercely”.  Joey fought his whole life just to have life.…may you rest easy in Jesus' arms.  

He was son to Abinel Melendez and Herman Melendez.  Joey was one of nine children and will be missed terribly; leaving behind his children, Daniel, friends, cousins, nephews, nieces, living siblings-Gabriel, Neftali, Jerimiah, Abigail, and Iris all of which meant the world to Him.  Joey now rests with Vanessa, Nathaniel, and Rosa.  Forever in our hearts!


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October 24, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home
490 Voluntown Road
Jewett City, CT 06351

Memorial Service
October 25, 2023

11:00 AM
Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home
490 Voluntown Road
Jewett City, CT 06351


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