Melissa Elaine Sawyer

March 21, 1990October 19, 2018
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MARSTONS MILLS- Melissa Elaine Sawyer, 28, died Friday, October 19, 2018 due to injuries sustained in a car accident.

Born in Hyannis on March 21, 1990, she was the daughter of Colleen M. Coolbrith and Scott M. Sawyer Sr. Melissa was a graduate of Barnstable High School with the Class of 2008. She worked in the hospitality field, most recently as a Night Auditor at the Courtyard by Marriot in Hyannis.

Melissa loved shopping and spending time at Dowses Beach. She was fun loving and truly enjoyed making others laugh. Above all, Melissa’s most cherished time was spent with her family whom she loved dearly.

In addition to her parents, Melissa is survived and will be deeply missed by her brother, Scott M. Sawyer, Jr.; and three aunts, Deborah, Jacqueline, and Jennifer; as well as many cousins.

Melissa was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Charles Coolbrith and Juleen Usher; her paternal grandparents, George and Nancy Sawyer; and an aunt, Stephanie Sawyer.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Thursday, October 25th from 5 to 7 p.m. at Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 160 W. Main St., Hyannis. Her funeral service will take place directly following calling hours at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. To leave an online condolence, please visit


  • Visiting Hours Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 25, 2018

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Michele Maranitch

December 15, 2018

My may the good Lord continue to keep his arms wrapped around sweet Melissa's family & friends. I was a frequent guest back in the summer at Cape Cod and again last week for what is to be my last visit in the area. I was so looking forward to thanking Melissa for her kindness and hospitality during my stays. I was deeply saddened when I asked for her and heard the sad news of her passing. She was a beautiful person and delightful to visit with. I know she touched the hearts of many during her short time on this earth. May she RIP.


November 1, 2018

Back in April she helped pull me out of a tough time I was going through. I was depressed and feeling just awful. Melissa called me up and said lets go! She dragged me out for a day long drive along the coast and she was so positive and smart and funny and it turned my mood around, she was a true angel and will be forever looking down on all those she loved and those who cared abour her!

Erin Moriarty

October 30, 2018

To Scott and Colleen:

We are so very sorry to hear of Melissa's passing. We can't imagine what you all are going through. Please know that we are thinking of you and the happy times we all shared at Lopes field back in the day.

Erin Moriarty and Bob Thibeault

Peyton Turek

October 27, 2018

I managed Old Navy when Melissa worked there in high school. What a pure delight and a constant source of sunshine!!! She kept me laughing and was always a blast to work with. I am so terribly sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers to you and your entire family during this terrible time of grief.

Stephen and Cheryl Baldini

October 25, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to the Sawyer family. Melissa was a beautiful girl with a beautiful smile. We remember her fondly, and cherish memories of her and our daughter Lindsay growing up. We enjoyed taking her camping, and having her at our house. We wish you love at this difficult time. Stephen and Cheryl Baldini

Grace Bruning

October 24, 2018

Our heartfelt condolences to the Sawyer family. We keep you in our thoughts and prayers and wish you peace and comfort at this very difficult time.

Martha Zschock

October 24, 2018

My heart goes out to all of Melissa's family and friends and I wanted to offer my sincere condolences. I was her third grade teacher at Hyannis East and so vividly remember her as a smart caring girl with a warm smile and contagious cheerfulness. I can see that these qualities blossomed as she grew and will be missed by all who loved her. My deepest sympathy to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Alison Markham

October 24, 2018

Anyone who had the privilege of knowing Melissa knows what a tremendous loss this is. She was such a bright light in so many lives and will be missed terribly.

It's incredibly difficult to articulate just how special Melissa was without doing her an injustice. She wasn't just funny, she was the type of person who could hone in on your brand of humor and keep up with you, all the while making you laugh. She wasn't just kind, she made everyone around her feel comfortable, welcome and worthwhile. She wasn't just smart, she was effortlessly intelligent and her intellect was tops. Above everything else, she loved her family and friends more than anything and anyone who was lucky enough to be in her life knew how much she cared for them. She made sure to express that regularly, and I will hold those words in my heart for as long as I live.

I'll try my best to honor your memory every day and embody the traits you so effortlessly held. I can't express how much I'm going to miss you, Melissa. I love you. Rest in the sweetest peace. <3

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear

Jennifer Andrews

October 24, 2018

I had a chance to get to know Melissa briefly through work last year. She was warm and funny and had a positive outlook. I and my coworkers send our deepest sympathy to all her family and friends. Jennifer Andrews, MSPT; Physical Therapy Solutions

Greta Georgieva

October 24, 2018

Rest in peace, Melissa. I still can't believe you are gone. I will always remember the fun times we had working together. You will be truly missed.