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FRAMINGHAM – Louis E. Merloni, 84, a lifelong resident of Framingham passed away Monday, January 23, 2023, from complications due to Alzheimer’s Disease. 

He was the son of the late Louis and Catherine (Datti) Merloni and the husband of Sandra (Langley) Merloni. 

Lou worked several jobs in his lifetime; an appliance repairman for Westinghouse, manager of a family-owned package store, manager of the Christopher Columbus Club, and after retirement, working as a school bus driver for the Town of Framingham. 

He was active in the Framingham community serving as a coach for Framingham Legion Baseball and Framingham Little League. 

Lou served his country honorably with the Army from 1961-63.

 He was a devoted father to his 3 children, Lisa Zanella and her husband Eugene of Hopkinton, Jill Merloni D’Aloia and her husband Matt of Hopkinton, and Lou Merloni and his wife Steffanie of Marshfield.  He was a proud Nonno to his six grandchildren, Nicholas, Camryn, Lucas, Sophia, Mason, and Kayla Alber and her husband Patrick, and two great-grandchildren, Scotty and Mac.  He was the best big brother to his brother, Jack Merloni and his wife Paula, and his sister, Nancy Little and her husband Harold, both of Southborough as well as a fun uncle to several nieces and nephews.

 Big Lou could always be found at the Columbus Club playing cards or bocce, on a golf course, or at a sporting event cheering on his grandchildren.   His larger-than-life personality and infectious laugh will truly be missed by all who knew him.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, Jan. 30 at 10 am in St. Tarcisius Church, 562 Waverly Street in Framingham, MA with urn burial to follow in St. Tarcisius Cemetery. 

Calling hours will be Sunday from 12:00-3:00 PM in the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main Street in Ashland, MA. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452 – In Memory of Louis Merloni.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.