Obituary of Melissa Vandenborn Dinunzio
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Melissa Vandenborn Dinunzio, at the Chatham-Kent Hospice on January 2, 2018 at the age of 26.
Forever loved and adored by her husband Frank.
Cherished daughter of Bill and Jennifer (Stoffyn) and her loving sisters Elizabeth and Allison.
Loving daughter-in-law to John and Merry Dinunzio of Amherstburg and sister-in-law to Jennifer (Oliver) Jones, Krystle and Chris Dinunzio.
Proudly remembered by her grandparents Frans and Marilyn Stoffyn, Theresa Vandenborn (late Bill) and Antonio Dinunzio. Melissa will be dearly remember by several aunts and uncles, cousin and “adoptive” grandparents.
Melissa graduated from the University of Windsor with her Bachelors of Education in 2015 and began a teaching career fulfilling her lifelong dream. During University, she met the love of her life, Frank Dinunzio and fulfilled another dream when they were wed on December 2, 2017 in an intimate ceremony.
Melissa was a strong and courageous young woman who met each challenge with strength, grace and dignity.
At Melissa’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life on January 13, 2018 at Sprucedale United Church, 493 Victoria Ave. Chatham, Ontario for an open house from 1-4pm.
Special thanks to the Chatham-Kent Hospice for their heartfelt care during Melissa’s last days and to the VON nurses Stacey, Kendra and NP, Rita.
Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society.