April 18, 1939 - November 25, 2018
Obituaries » Melvin D. Christie
Melvin Douglas “Mel” Christie, 79, passed away on Nov. 25, 2018. Born on April 18, 1939, in Barre City, he was the son of Wilfred and Myrtle “Doris” (Lawliss) Christie. He attended local schools. Following his graduation, Mel enlisted in the United States Army. He served with distinction for four years until being honorably discharged in 1961. On Aug. 25, 1962, he married Marge Champine in the St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre. Mel spent his entire career as a Master Electrician, working for Bates and Murray. The most important hobbies included watching sports, woodworking, coin collecting, NASCAR, his ’49 Chevy, and spending time with family and friends. Survivors include his two daughters Sueann Clark and husband Stephen, of Williamstown, and Lori-ann Christie, of Barre; two sons Mark Christie and Mike Christie, both of Barre; two granddaughters and his grandson; as well as four great-grandchildren. He also leaves two brothers Noel Christie, of Barre, and Butch Christie, of Randolph; his sister, Marilyn Partch, of El Paso, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.