NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

December 17, 2012

Melanie E. (Ryan) Heald, 30


Sandown, NH — Melanie E. (Ryan) Heald, 30, of Sandown, NH and formerly of Salem, NH, died Friday, Dec. 14, at Lawrence General Hospital.

She was born in Newburyport, May 2, 1982, daughter of Elaine (Lothrop) Ryan of Haverhill and Kevin Ryan of Bartlett, NH.

Melanie was raised and educated in Salem, NH, and earned her Bachelor Degree from the University of New Hampshire. For over eight years she was employed as a Social Worker at Hannah Duston Nursing Home, Haverhill.

Melanie cherished time spent with her family and close friends and also enjoyed trips to Disney World.

Besides her parents her survivors include her husband of 3 ½ years, Matthew Heald of Sandown, NH, a daughter, Taylor Rose Heald of Sandown, NH, a brother, Matthew Ryan and his fiancé Amy LeLievre of Merrimac, her maternal grandmother, Madeline Lothrop of Bow, NH, her mother-in-law, Norma Heald of Ponte Verda, FL, a sister-in-law, Karen from New York, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning, Dec. 19, at 11:00 in Sacred Hearts Church, So. Main St., Bradford. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Bradford. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Hannah Duston Healthcare Center, 126 Monument St., Haverhill, MA 01830. Condolences to her family may be made at

www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.