David J. Melo

September 17, 1979 ~ February 25, 2022 (age 42)


HAVERHILL – David J. Melo, 42, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2022.

Born in Lowell, MA, David is the son of Eunice Melo of Seabrook, NH. He was raised in Tewksbury, MA where he was a graduate of Tewksbury High School, class of 1997. David took pride in playing on the varsity soccer team all four years of high school, being captain of his team, and he frequently reminded people that it was he who led his team to their last MVC championship. He earned his undergraduate degree at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and received his Masters in Civil Engineering at University of Massachusetts, Lowell.  David worked for the last 15 years at Stantec Engineering in Burlington, MA , where he served as a Senior Civil Engineer. David not only gave everything to his family, but always gave 110% to his work and passion for engineering.

David had so much love for people, especially his wife Kacie and his two girls Olivia and Quinn. David was so full of life and touched more people in his short time with us than most do in a full lifetime. Anyone who met David loved him instantly. David lit up any room with his infectious smile and emitted so much warmth and kindness.

David was passionate about life whether it was golfing, playing cards with his Tewksbury crew, or attending all his girls’ activities, such as gymnastics, field hockey, lacrosse, and snowboarding. David loved to ride in his Jeep with the top off, was famous for his incredible bacon mac and cheese, and was frequently found hanging out on his back deck grilling.  All though he was a girl dad, David enjoyed playing basketball and fishing with the neighborhood kids, and his holiday decorations were over-the top and the highlight of the neighborhood.

David is survived by his wife Kacie (Berube), daughters Olivia and Quinn, mother Eunice Melo, sister Ana Melo, brother Eric Melo, mother in-law Judy Stanford, fathers in-law Paul Stanford and Donald Berube, many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. David was pre-deceased by his father Eurico Melo, who passed away in 2012.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 4, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 S. Main Street, in Haverhill, MA from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday in Sacred Heart Parish, 165 S. Main Street, Haverhill at 10:00 AM. Please meet directly at the church. Ample parking in the rear. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to a GoFundMe account for that will go towards a college fund for Olivia and Quinn at David Melo|GoFundME. For guestbook, visit  


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March 4, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Driscoll Funeral Home & Cremation Service
309 So. Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01835

Mass of Christian Burial
March 5, 2022

10:00 AM
Sacred Hearts Church
165 S. Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01835

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