Laurie Melchionda Wiki – Laurie Melchionda Biography
Laurie Melchionda was a well-known and beloved member of the community, friends, and neighbors told local media outlets. Melchionda was married with three grown children and worked as a nurse at Weston Public Schools beginning in 2018. Superintendent Dr. Midge Connolly released this statement:
Weston Public Schools is extending our heartfelt sympathies to Laurie Melchionda’s family. Laurie was our Director of Health Services and the Field School, nurse. We are all devastated by this loss of such a tremendous person. She was an incredibly dedicated healthcare professional and an outstanding person who gave her all to the communities she served, both here in Weston and in her beloved home town of Braintree. Laurie was leading our work here in Weston during this time of COVID, working throughout the entire town making sure the safety of all residents remained paramount. She embodied all of the positive traits of a high-quality nurse including empathy, dedication, confidence and a compassionate, compelling bedside manner. Laurie’s zest for life and love of her family were evident in all that she did and will always be cherished. This loss has been devastating to all faculty and staff. Our focus remains on the well-being of our students over the next days and going forward while also continuing to extend our condolences to the entire Melchionda family. Our deepest sympathies to all of Laurie’s loved ones at this time.
Melchionda studied nursing at the University of Massachusetts, according to her LinkedIn profile. She began working as a staff nurse at Boston Children’s Hospital in 1983 and later served as the Director of School Nursing Services at Braintree Public Schools for more than 20 years. Melchionda also served on Braintree’s Board of Health, NBC Boston reported.
Shot Dead, Death Cause
The shooting happened on the morning of June 17 in Braintree, Massachusetts, which is located about 15 miles south of Boston. According to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office, a “civilian witness” reported seeing a man approach 64 Howie Street holding a box. The witness told police the man was dressed as a “fake UPS” delivery person.
A witness saw Bonang approach Melchionda’s Braintree home and ring the doorbell. Prosecutors with the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office said Bonang shot Melchionda using a rifle that he had hidden inside a cardboard box.
Laurie Melchionda Suspect
Robert Bonang is the Massachusetts man accused of shooting and killing his former neighbor Laurie Melchionda while disguised as a UPS delivery driver. The victim, identified as local school nurse Laurie Melchionda, was declared dead at the hospital.