Cindi Lynn Melanson
November 18, 1962 – October 10, 2020
Cindi was born in Denver, CO and stayed in Colorado. Like Bob, Cindi was passionate about cars and racing as well and was never afraid to get her hands dirty turning wrenches or hanging out in the “boys club”. Cindi even surprised everyone by playing the drums at her own wedding. Cindi was soft spoken, gentle and often wore floral tops, but fit right in with mechanics and beer brewers. For the last several years, Cindi performed accounting duties, at Specialty Products in Longmont, CO where she was everyone’s friend.
Robert “Bob" was born in Atwater, CA and lived in several places throughout his childhood, before settling down in Longmont, CO. Bob’s passions in life, aside from his loving wife, Cindi, were cars and racing. Bob taught a performance driving school and owned Grand Prix Racing in Mead, CO prior to becoming a Sales Manager for AER Manufacturing in Denver. Bob could make anyone laugh and become anyone’s friend in an instant.
Bob and Cindi never had children in the literal sense, but everyone knew their pets were just as special as little humans. Cody the dog, Lola the cat and most recently, their beloved cat Risa all preceded them in death. Cindi and Bob were longtime givers of the Longmont Humane Society and wished for this to continue after their passing.
Cindi was preceded in death by her father, Charles (Chuck) Mosconi and survived by her mother Gail Mosconi (Argo) and her bother Charles (Scooter) Mosconi, as well as nieces and nephews, Taelour Plant, Connor Mosconi and Rebecca Mosconi.
Bob was preceded in death by his father Richard Melanson and survived by his mother, Aurelia “Rita" Melanson (Aberasturi), brothers Richard (Rick) and Thomas (Tom) Melanson, sisters Denise Ramirez and Laurie Murphy, and nieces and nephews, Jennifer Hart (Murphy), Michael Murphy, Emily Ramirez and Alexander Melanson.
Arrangements will be handled by Howe Mortuary in Longmont and the service will be private. There will be a celebration of life for friends and colleagues on Sunday, November 1st at 1pm in Dacono, CO with an appearance from the “Frankenrat”. Please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/melanson-memorial-tickets-125532459967 to rsvp and stay updated in case of inclement weather.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Longmont Humane Society. When filling out the form, donors are asked to name who the donation is in memory of: https://www.longmonthumane.org/?q=making-memorial-or-tribute-gift or people can call to make a donation by calling: 303-772-1232 x288, or by mailing a check with the In Memory of name at the bottom of the check: Longmont Humane Society, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, CO 80501.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Cindi Lynn Melanson
October 23, 2020
I miss seeing Cindi when I walk in the door at work each morning. She would always be hard at work, but never too busy to say good morning or help with anything that someone needed. Cindi was kind, caring, committed, loyal, quiet, hard working, and one of the nicest people ever. My heart breaks over her loss, and my sincerest condolences to Bob and Cindi's families. Cindi will never be forgotten.
October 19, 2020
It is difficult to absorb this tragedy. But the best we can do is celebrate their lives, recognize how lucky we were to have them as part of our lives, and keep Bob & Cindi in our hearts forever. These were two wonderful people – fun, kind, and loving. My sincerest condolences to their families.
October 15, 2020
My heart is broken and my deep sympathies and prayers go out to Cindi & Bob’s families, extended families and friends everywhere.
I first met Bob and Cindi in the eighties out at the Mead track and spent many fun days there. Then Cindi came to work at Specialty and we picked up right where we left off. She was my closest coworker ( and confidant) all through the years, sharing a cubicle office. No doors for us, we heard it all. Cars, racing history, music, beer, mountains, etc. shared a lot of fun life with those crazy kids. Cindi made days easier, such a sweet even calm and I needed that quiet place to go. Cindi had such great problem solving and multi talker, we put our heads together and figured it out, never a dull moment.
We’re all grieving the loss of two stars who brightened all our lives.
Rest In Peace
October 14, 2020
Cindi and I worked very closely together for the last 9 years and I am truly devastated by the loss. She was more than a co-worker, she was family to me. My heart goes out to her family.