William Mellon III

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William J. Mellon, III of Murrells Inlet, SC passed away Tuesday, May 09, 2017 at his residence. He was born July 29, 1948 in Waterbury, CT, son of William J. Mellon, II and Sylvia Ouellette.

He is preceded in death by his father and a sister, Sharon Mariano.

Survivors include his loving wife of forty-three years, Ruth M. Mellon; mother, Sylvia of Oakville, CT; children, Katherine Mahoney and husband Steven, Sr. and William J. Mellon IV both of Waterbury, CT; grandchildren, Steven, Michael, Jessica and Lauren Mahoney; brother, Donald Mellon and wife Colleen of Daleville, AL, Michael Mariano husband of deceased sister, Sharon, and several nieces and nephews.

William was a member of Elks Lodge #2797 in Murrells Inlet. A proud United States Army veteran serving during the Vietnam era, William retired from the Waterbury Police Department after thirty years of dedicated service. After retiring to the Myrtle Beach area, William spent ten years working security at Wells Fargo.

There are many things he loved, some of these included riding his Harley, going to the beach and working on cars. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother who will be deeply missed.

A memorial service will be held 7:00 PM Monday, May 15, 2017 at Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Hwy Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 6:00-7:00 PM.

Those wishing may make donations to www.youcaring.com/billmellon Donations will be used to help fund research for the advanced treatment for Glioblastoma.

Condolences can be made at www.burroughsfh.com

Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services (843.651.1440) of Murrells Inlet is assisting the family.