August 11, 1957 ~ April 24, 2006
Peacefully Passed away on April 24, 2006 in Torrance with her family by her side. Melanie was born August 11, 1957 in Long Island, New York. The family moved to Torrance, California in 1967. Melanie will be missed dearly by her sons Sean and Rob, ex-husband Robert, family and friends. A beloved sister, she is survived by her siblings, Patrick, Brian, Chris and Tammy. She was preceded in death by son Michael, brothers Shawn and James. Melanie was a loving mother who constantly devoted herself to her childrenâ€™s happiness. Much of her time was spent working for the family business, Van Lingen Body Shop in Torrance. Melanie will always be remembered for sharing her sharp wit and playful teases with those she loved. She was a cherished friend to many, always ready to lend a helping hand, expecting nothing in return. A vigil service will be held at McCormick Redondo Beach Chapel on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 7:00 P.M. The mass will be held at St. Lawrence Martyr Church on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 10:00 A.M.
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