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Erlinda Melgarejo

Erlinda Melgarejo (Acosta)

Thursday, April 26th, 1945 - Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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Erlinda Acosta Melgarejo, 75, passed away peacefully after a short battle with a rare fatal brain disorder called Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) on May 16, 2020 with her daughter and son-in-law by her side at her home in Barre Town, Vermont.

She was born in Manila, Philippines to Teodoro and Banaag Acosta on April 26, 1945. Erlinda graduated from Arellano High School in Manila, Philippines. She married Oscar Bascon Melgarejo on February 5, 1963. A devoted wife, mother and business woman she raised 4 children of her own, Antonette, Anthony, Allan and Apple Ann and several grandchildren. She grew up and resided in her native country of the Philippines until migrating to the U.S. in 2009. She loved cooking, entertaining, shopping, socializing with friends & family and travelling including visiting several of the different States in the U.S. and Canada. Her dream vacation came true in 2018 when she went on a European adventure with her sisters to Germany, Paris France to see the Eiffel Tower and Belgium. She spent her life as a good friend and “Mommy” to many, a devoted Catholic, a good neighbor but most of all a good mom, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved hosting the Annual Christmas party and enjoyed laughing with family and friends.

Erlinda is survived by a son, Allan A. Melgarejo (Philippines), a daughter, Apple Ann Melgarejo Lane, son-in-law Justin D. Lane, grandsons Brett and Wyatt Lane of Barre Town, VT, sisters, Leticia Torno, Marilou Navarro, Emelita Rabiak, Yolanda Sapida, brother, Jerry Acosta and many brothers and sisters-in-law. Grandchildren, Kaila (Dave), Lovely (Ryan), Kim (Art), Gladys (Cris), Genica (Ellijah), Kyle, Mae, Keneth (Mac), Klay, Kate (Justine), Angelo, Jolina and great grandchildren Kacee, Dhraey, Kimi, Kairi, Ayomide, Elle, Hunter, Stellar, Kali and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband Oscar B. Melgarejo, parents Teodoro & Banaag Acosta, son Anthony Melgarejo, daughter Antonette Melgarejo, brother Teodoro Acosta Jr, sisters Felisa Reyes, Belina Susulin, Adoracion Tan, Lilia Acosta and grandson Alvin Melgarejo.

Special thanks to Father Julian Asucan of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church for spiritual support. The family would like to give thanks to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice especially to hospice nurse Casey Leclerc, caregiver Bonnie Abare and social worker Amanda Shiverick who provided incredible and compassionate care and support for Erlinda and her family during her last days. Also, close family friends Flor Bilodeau and Divina Haverick for emotional support and tireless help in our time of need.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a Celebration of Life will be held in the near future at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Montpelier, VT as soon as large gatherings are allowed. The family also invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting
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Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a Celebration of Life will be held in the near futureat St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Montpelier, VT as soon as large gatherings are allowed.


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Faith Morgan

Posted at 09:41am
I still can't believe she's gone... But she always had a special place in our hearts. A lot of us call her "Mommy Linda". She's like a mother to me too. She's a very kind, caring and thoughtful person. She always invited me and let me know if there are some gatherings / get-together at their place. She's also a very good cook. We loved her and miss her. Thanks Ann and Justin for sharing her briefly to us.


Posted at 08:05am
Thank you for the happiness and kindness you have brought into our lives for the short time that we have know you! You’ll always be in our hearts!

Anna Haskin

Posted at 01:18pm
Mami Linda--you are one of the warmest and kindest person I met. You are like a mother to me. Your hospitality makes me feel right at home. When I visit you, lagi mong tinatanong--"Kumusta na?" or "Kumain ka na?" or "Tikman mo to luto ko yan." or "Mag uwi ka ng pagkain." or "Masarap ba?" or "Ingat lagi!" and other words and phrases that warms my heart. It was always fun when we gather together at Justin and Ann's home. And I find you in the kitchen making or cooking something for everyone to enjoy. I remember your voice, smiles and laughter and the conversations that goes on and on, and the food you cooked at every gatherings and occasions makes the party alive. You always look nice with make-up, lipstick and all. I remember you were excited when Brett was born and shared his photos with me when he was little. I also remember when you told me that Ann is having a second baby and telling me good news about it makes me feel so much like a part your family. You are a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and friend. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to get to know you over the years and truly an honor to be your friend. Your memories will remain alive and know that you will always be in my heart. It's never a goodbye and by God's grace till we meet again. Love--Anna Haskin

Bernadette Ibey

Posted at 07:45pm
I miss ate Linda, we both say good mornimg and good night to each other every single day sometimes if I forgot to greet her she will text me " you forgot"? When I read her message I will text back greet her good morning or good evening that's how we both close to each. Ate Linda likes to go shopping her favorite store is Tjmax. Three weeks before she die I went to see her try to cheer her up I was telling her eat so that you will recover and i will take you shopping at Tjmax, she smile at me, before I left she told me to pray for her i told her I will. Ate Linda will be miss, she is very loving, nice person and hard working she help me a lot specially when we have event and gathering specially to our Filipino Chrismas Party she always volunteer to help I never heard her complaining that she tired, I do really appreciate her hard work. Ate Linda she is my very best friend. I cry and cry when I got news that she passed away. I love You ate Linda. You may rest in peace. Amen.

Linda Lane

Posted at 12:35pm
I will miss her laughter, and her smile! She would tease, and make jokes. We’d go out once a month to the bank, and shopping, then to eat! She would always send me home with goodies! She had a good heart.🌸❤️ It’s hard to think I can’t just go up to see her again. Thank you Mimi for your kindness, you let your light shine brightly.
Love, Linda 💞💞🌺

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