Dorothy G. Melendes

Oct. 30, 1919 - June 29, 2007

Dorothy G. Melendes, 87, died Friday, June 29, 2007, at Care-Age of Brookfield. She was born in St. Francis on Oct. 30, 1919, to Frank and Lucille (nee Brandt) Talaska.

She is the beloved mother of Robert (Sharon) Melendes of Montvale, N.J., Joseph (Patricia) Melendes of Egg Harbor, Gregory (Laura) Melendes of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Daniel (Julie) Melendes of Waukesha; proud grandmother of Stephen (Marcia) Melendes, Christopher (Monica) Melendes, Joseph (Sofia) Melendes, Mark (Christine) Melendes, Sarah (Dan) Morrow, Matthew (Maria) Melendes, Aubrey Melendes and Emily Melendes; and great-grandmother of Jack and Craig Melendes, Eva, Samuel and Nathan Melendes, Samantha and Andrew Morrow and Eliana Melendes. She is further survived by her siblings, Andrew (Delores) Talaska of Cudahy, Loretta "Della" Haack of New Berlin and Richard (Jean) Talaska of Greenfield, and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard J. Melendes; her sisters, Margaret Dunn and Genevieve Williamson and Evelyn Boehm; and her brother, George "Tiny" Talaska.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Friday, July 6, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

For more information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or visit to leave an online tribute.