Riverside-Nassau North Chapels

55 North Station Plaza, Great Neck, NY


Melanie Rose Chaite

November 26, 1993February 12, 2020

Melanie Rose Chaite November 26, 1993 – February 12, 2020

Melanie Rose Chaite of Roslyn, NY is resting in peace after a valiant effort to live and thrive with a rare lymphatic disease for which she and her family devoted their lives toward advancing lymphatic research and medicine. Melanie was an honors scholar at both Roslyn High School and New York University. She was a light unto the world and touched the lives of all she met through her genuine kindness and compassion, infinite strength and courage, as well as her constant positivity and infectious smile.

She is survived by her parents Wendy Gelfand-Chaite, Bennett Chaite and brother Daniel; grandparents Laura Chaite, the late Felix Chaite, Myrna Barzelatto, Dominick Barzelatto, the late Robert Wendlinger, the late Jay Gelfand and Patricia Gelfand; aunt and uncles Jami Barzelatto, Robert Chaite, and Michael Chaite; cousin Marisa Barzelatto; and her devoted and loving support dog, Delilah.

Funeral Services to be held Sunday, February 16th at 11:00 a.m. at Temple Judea of Manhasset, 333 Searingtown Road, Manhasset, NY with burial to follow at Sharon Gardens, 273 Lakeview Avenue, Valhalla, NY. Meal of Condolence following the burial at Sir John’s, 915 North Broadway, White Plains, NY. Shiva will be held at home of Melanie Chaite, 30 Washington Avenue, Glen Head, NY as follows: Monday, February 17th through Wednesday, February 19th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Shiva will also be held at the home of Myrna Barzelatto, 300 Martine Avenue, #5K, White Plains, NY on Thursday, February 20th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (municipal parking garage across the street).

In lieu of flowers, a charitable fund has been established to honor Sweet Melanie Rose to support a high school scholarship in her name and causes close to Melanie’s heart, including medical and scientific research. Checks can be made payable and mailed to: Chaite Charitable Gift c/o Chaite Family, 30 Washington Avenue, Glen Head, NY 11545 or Venmo @Chaite_Charitable_Gift


  • Temple Funeral Service Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • Graveside Service Sunday, February 16, 2020


Melanie Rose Chaite

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