Melania Josephine Douillard
Melania Josephine Douillard
  • October 25, 1926 - July 24, 2017
  • Madison, Alabama

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October 25, 1926 – July 24, 2017

Melania (Mel) Josephine Douillard, 90, passed away quietly and peacefully in her home on Monday morning.

Mel was a bright star who shined her light on all she met with her kind words and loving heart. She was an avid reader, golfer, skier, artist, a part time professional clown, an amazing gardener and one tough lady with a great sense of humor. She may be gone from this earth, but her light will continue to shine in the memories of all those she touched.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her siblings and her loving husband of over 50 years, Paul A. Douillard.

Melania is survived by her son Geoffrey Douillard and his wife Kim Douillard; her daughter Marie Kenny-Ward and her husband Michael Ward; her daughter, Ellen Michelle Douillard-Poe and her husband Martin Poe; three grandsons, Andy Douillard and his wife Beth Douillard, Nick Douillard and his wife Jelena Douillard, and James D. Kenny and his wife Amy Kenny; three great-grandsons, Dillon Douillard, Everett and Walter Douillard.

A special thank-you to Kindred Gentiva Hospice Foundation for all of their loving angels who cared for her.

A Celebration of Life/Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 11:00AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Hughes Road in Madison. Mel’s last wish was for those attending to wear bright colors in celebration of her life well lived! In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or Kindred Gentiva Hospice. Please sign her guest registry at