Melissa A. SojaMarch 25, 1966 ~ January 14, 2017 (age 50)
East Longmeadow – Melissa A. Soja, 50, of Maple St., formerly of Ware died unexpectedly at her home in East Longmeadow.
She leaves her beloved son, Luke Hanson and his father, David Hanson; her mother, Judith A. Letourneau, and her step-father, Bill Towlson; one brother, Michael Soja of Ware and his partner Nikki; and four nieces, Lailyn, Everleigh, Lilli and Kelsie; two step sisters, Lynne Soja of San Diego, CA and Maria Soja of Dudley, MA. She was predeceased by her father William J. Soja, her beloved paternal grandparents, Rip and Mamie Soja and her maternal grandmother, Lauretta Letourneau. Melissa was born and grew up in Ware, and lived in Ludlow prior to moving to East Longmeadow 20 years ago.
Melissa worked as a Senior Case Manager for Mass Mutual for over 25 years. She loved music, and was an avid New England Patriots and Red Sox fan.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Melissa will be held on Friday, January 27, at11:00 AM in All Saints Church in Ware. A calling hour will be held prior to the Mass from 10 to 11 AM in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Luke Hanson Fund, c/o Country Bank for Savings, 754 Main St., Ware, MA 01082. Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant St., Ware is assisting her family with arrangements.