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Melanie Louise Aeschliman

July 26, 1968October 7, 2019

Melanie Louise Aeschliman was born on July 26, 1968 in Boston, MA and passed away on October 7, 2019.


19 October

Memorial Mass

South Congregational Church

565 Main St
Centerville, MA


Melanie Louise Aeschliman

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Brianna Roldan

October 13, 2019

The world is a better place for knowing you Mel, I'll always miss you. You'll forever be in my heart - Bri

Roy Wadia

October 10, 2019

Dearest Mel,

I am so devastated - simply no words. You had promised to visit us in Bangkok, we were so looking forward to seeing you again after all these years. You never complained about your health, but always kept cheerful - your many messages to me via Facebook Messenger will always be with me, full of love, humour and - yes - anger at the dismal state of US and world politics.

I will miss you so much, and will always savour our years at CNN together in the newsroom at all odd hours of day and night.

Love you, dear Mel, so very much.

Always, always, always -


Brenna Bendell Husel

October 9, 2019

I miss our daily chats so much! I’ve been so worried about you for the last three weeks. I can’t believe you’re gone! I’m so glad we met at CNN, but I’m even more glad that we reconnected years ago and became so close. You’re so considerate and compassionate! Every day you had to deal with MS, but you were always more worried about my MS than your own! I know you’re in Heaven, with your mom you loved so much, so I don’t know why am writing this like you’re worried about earth anymore, but I just wish I could talk to you again. I’m sad you won’t get to build your treehouse in my backyard. I miss your crazy stories. I miss your infectious laugh. I just miss you!

Heather McArthur

October 9, 2019

You were one of my first and closest friends at CNN. You picked me up on the side of the road when my yellow banana car broke down many times in the middle of the night getting off a night shift.

You taught this fresh across the border Canadian the electric side so I could do it at parties. You hipped me to Coach purses and African dance. You gave so freely and with so much love.

We had so much fun partying and hanging out in our 20s. You were an absolute nut and so much fun to be around and you always made a point to keep in touch when you moved from Atlanta. I will miss your laugh and your big heart.

Love you my sweet friend.
Signed Heather Feather

Ericka Brown

October 9, 2019

I am so sorry about the passing of Melanie. She was such a kind and bubbly being. When we met many years ago at CNN she was a smile of sunshine in an often gloomy business. She never complained, even when not feeling peak health. She always encouraged and supported friends and family. She loved her pets, her family, her friends, and her life. We both loved seafood too much. She found joy everywhere and was quick to share it!