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James Merloni Jr, 88

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James Merloni Jr, 88, of Ashland passed away at his home surrounded by his family on August 3rd, 2023. He was the husband of Marilyn (Hogan) Merloni for 68 years. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late James Merloni, Sr. and Louise (Luisetti) Merloni.

James was a member of the Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 609 since 1952 and was the longtime Administrator of the New England Laborer's Training Trust Fund located in Hopkinton, MA.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn “Mickey”, and his children, Lynn Merloni-Abelli and her husband Chris of Ashland, Dr. Christopher J. Merloni and his wife Susan of Ashland, and James Merloni, III and his wife Kristen of Ashland, eight grandchildren, Amy Wainwright, Jason and Peter Walker, and Alexander, Nicole, James, Dante, and Alexis Merloni, four great grandchildren, Katelyn, Silas, Aiden, and Noelle, brother, Victor Merloni of Southboro, sister Elizabeth Minnucci of Southboro, and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wed. Aug. 9th at 11:00am in St. Cecilia’s Church, 54 Esty St. Ashland, MA followed by cremation. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 2:00-7:00 PM in the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main St. Ashland, MA.

In lieu of flowers donations in James' name may be made to:

St. Cecilia's Parish, 54 Esty St. Ashland, MA 01721


Bethany Health Care Center/Advancement Department, 97 Bethany Road/Framingham, MA 01702.

Please include the honoree’s name on the memo line.


Salmon Hospice, 37 Birch St. Milford, MA 01757