Ina S. Melen

of Newton, on July 15, 2018. Beloved wife of Ralph Melen. Devoted mother of Debra Fields and her husband Elwyn, Nathan Melen and his wife Shana. Loving grandmother of Matthew and Hannah Fields, and Daisy Melen. Dear sister of Fred Butt. Ina was very much a career woman. Before her marriage to Ralph, she was a stewardess with the former Northeast Airlines. With marriage forcing retirement from that position, she married Ralph, mothered two children and continued in the business field working for Polaroid in marketing, following which she became a promotional advocate for Estee Lauder. After guiding her children through college and with her continued interest in flying, Ina joined American Airlines as a flight attendant for 23 years, retiring in 2013. Ina loved fashion and relations with people, so those work connections certainly accommodated that passion. Family, friends and passion tell Ina’s life in its simplest sense. Services will be held at Temple Beth Shalom, 670 Highland Ave., on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10 am. Interment at Congregation Shirat Hayam Cemetery of the North Shore, Temple Beth El Section, 506 Lowell St., Peabody, MA. Memorial observance will be at the home of Debra and Elwyn Fields, Wednesday 3-8 pm and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Temple Beth Shalom, or Airline Ambassadors International, www.airlineamb.org.

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