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Charles M. Melino Jr., was born on October 24, 1952 to the late Lucy and Charles M. Melino Sr. in Hudson, New York. He passed away August 10, 2022 unexpectedly at Vassar Brothers Medical Center after a brief illness surrounded by his family.
He graduated Hudson High School in 1970 and served in the Army National Guard. He was an exceptional organ player with his Hammond B-3. He played in many local establishments and traveled to California and played in many resorts. He returned home to take care of the family business, Melino’s. First with his brother Michael and later with Colleen. He lived his life to the fullest and was thankful for the good times and friendships throughout the years at Melino’s. In that, he was known to say he had a better life than Mick Jagger. He also served as Chairman of the Board, co-owner, and operator at M&M Video for many years only to reopen Melino’s with his cousin Anthony, as Melino’s Pub until 2019. He was also a member of the Hudson Elks Lodge #787.
Charles is survived by his wife Colleen (Mueller) Melino, his sons; Charles and his wife Karolyn Melino, Rocco and his wife Brittany Melino. He also leaves behind his three grandchildren, who were the absolute loves of his life; Vincent, Rocco Jr., and Stella Melino. His brother, Michael Melino, of Las Vegas. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A time for sharing memories and offering condolences will be from 4:00 to 7:00pm on Monday, August 15, 2022 at the Sacco Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Hudson. Inurnment will take place privately at Cedar Park Cemetery, Hudson. In memory of Charles, please raise a glass, share a funny story and do it, your way!
In lieu of flowers, donations in Charles' memory may be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306.
The family has entrusted arrangements to Robert M. Donaghue, Peck & Peck Funeral Homes.