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Obituary of Octavia M. Melendez
Melendez Octavia M. (nee Morales) died suddenly on March 6, 2005 at home in Voorhees surrounded by her family at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Jesus Melendez and the late Eleuterio Hodge. Devoted mother of Julian Hodge of Tampa, FL, Antonia Ayala of Bronz, NY, Frederick Hodge of Tampa, FL, Octavia Melendez of Voorhees and Pola Milan, of Chalfont,PA. Loving grandmother of Jerry, Denise, Lisa, Gerald, Belinda, Jeffrey, Eric, Mariana. Larisa and Javi. Also survived by many great grandchildren. Octavia was born in Culebra, Puerto Rico and raised in Vieques, Puerto Rico. She married Eleuterio Hodge and they moved to New York City in the early 1930s where they lived until his death in 1949. She then married Jesus Melendez and they moved back to Puerto Rico in 1959 where they lived until his death in 1983. She then moved to Tampa, FL to live with her sons and in June of 2004 came to Voorhees to live with her daughter. Octavias great love was taking care of her family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Services TONIGHT 8pm at the Giosa Funeral Home 171 Haddon Ave. West Berlin, where her viewing will be held from 6pm to 8pm tonight. Her burial will take place later this week in Tampa FL. Her family requests in lieu of flowers donation ibe made in her memory to St. Andrew the Apostle Church Building Expansion,120 United States Ave. Gibbsboro, NJ 08026.
Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Giosa Funeral Home
171 Haddon Avenue
West Berlin, New Jersey, United States
Service Time: 05:30 PM