Hyacinth May (King) Melville, 94, of Rocky Hill, wife of the late Calvin A. Melville, passed away on April 24, 2022, at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford. Born in New York, New York, she was the daughter of the late Rufus and Gertrude (Farr) King.
Hyacinth was raised in Jamaica, West Indies and was proud of her Jamaican heritage. She graduated from St. Andrew High School in Saint Andrew, Jamaica. She successfully completed a certification examination from the University of Cambridge earning the equivalent of an Associates Degree. Hyacinth returned to New York where she worked on Wall Street for several years before dedicating her life to raising her children and caring for her family. She was known for her keen intellect, curiosity, tenacity, sense of adventure, and style. Hyacinth was a kind spirit, always striving to give those she loved her best and help them to obtain the best that life had to offer. She will be sorely missed by her family, neighbors, and friends.
Hyacinth is survived by her son, Michael S. Melville (Nicole) of Holland, MA; two daughters, Katherine L. Melville of Palm Beach Garden, FL and Alice Melville Pollard (Bryan) of Middletown; four grandchildren, Ryan Melville (Val), Christopher Melville, Angela Pollard and Gregory Pollard; great grandson, Dorian Melville; sister, Carmen Yvonne Smith of Middletown; sister-in-law, Kathleen Fay King of Palm Bay, FL; numerous nephews and nieces; and many who hold her close in their hearts, especially Sue Melville of Woodstock and Patti Burns of Rocky Hill.
Along with her husband and parents, Hyacinth was predeceased by her brother Keith A. King.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 5th at 11:00 am at Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown. The service will be livestreamed through Doolittle Funeral Home facebook page starting at 11:00 am. Burial will be private. Family and friends may call on Thursday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the funeral home. Per the family, masks are required for all services. In lieu of flowers, donations in Hyacinth’s memory may be made to Saint Vincent DePaul Place, P.O. Box 398, Middletown, CT 06457. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.
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