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Fallen Brothers» Victor Melendy

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Melendy family and the Stoughton Fire Department of Massachusetts. FireFighter/EMT Victor Melendy, a 23 year veteran of the Stoughton Fire Department, died Saturday, January 28, 1995. Victor was performing a primary search on the third floor of a tenant building fire when he was caught in a flashover.

     Our brother Victor leaves behind his wife Carol, daughters Lisa & Keri and a son Chris, who is currently a member of the Cambridge Fire Department.

     After Victor died there was a Memorial Scholarship Fund started in his name. Thousands of dollars were donated from all over the country to start this fund. There is also a Golf Tournament and a Road Race which are both held every year to help raise money to keep the Scholarship Fund going and to keep Victor's memory alive forever. Please visit the official Victor Melendy memorial page at the Stoughton Fire Department website here.

     The 'Never Forget Run' was established in 1995 after the tragic death of Stoughton FireFighter/EMT Victor Melendy. Denis Donoghue, the owner of D.J. O'Donoghue's Table and Tap in Stoughton, decided to do something to keep the memory of Victor alive for years to come. Although he never met Vic, he thought a road race was a good oppourtunity to get peopler together to remeber the life of Victor Melendy and what he did for his community. Since 1995, the race has grown and race day has been a fun day for all.

     This year the race will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2002. The Boston Gaeliv Fire Brigade will pay to start the event and along with a DJ will entertain the crowd for the day. Following the race, there will be a catered barbeque sponsored by the Outback steakhouse. There will also be raffles during the day. The entry fee for the race is $15 - which includes a t-shirt and a barbeque lunch sponsored by the Outback steakhouse. For more information call Denis at (781) 344-1733.

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