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Melissa Saltman Meyer

July 2, 1943 — October 2, 2013

Melissa Saltman Meyer, beloved wife of Eugene Bradley Meyer, died October 2, 2013, at her home in Lincoln, Massachusetts at the age of 70. Born July 2, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Elias B. and Alice Saltman, of Newark, New Jersey.

She graduated from Weequahic High School in Newark, in 1961, and received a B.A. from Bennington College in 1965. As a young woman, she was a serious student of the ballet, and maintained her interest in classical music and dance throughout her life, serving for a time on the board of the American Ballet Theatre in New York. She was Chairman of the board of Family Service of Greater Boston for 12 years, served on the board of Bennington College, and chaired the board of the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln for 12 years. She was a co-advisor with her husband for a family foundation in the New York Community Trust.

A self-taught master cook, she could improvise delicious dishes and specialized in desserts, running a small catering company for a time. She raised three sons,
one of whom is a professional cook and teacher of cooking. She was the beloved matriarch of a growing family, who mourn her passing. Both through her charitable work and by personal example she instilled in her children a passion for self-improvement and for helping others.

She is survived by her husband; her son Nicholas David Meyer, of New York City and his wife Michelle; her son Jacob Eugene Meyer of Chatham, New York and his wife Rosamond; her son Nathaniel Saltman Meyer, of Brookline, Massachusetts and his wife Erin; her sister Susanna Brooks of New York City; her brother David Saltman, of Miami, Florida and his wife Pemmy; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on November 9, 2013, at 2:00 PM in a location in Lincoln to be decided. Burial services will be private.

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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14 Bedford Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773

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