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Robert 'Mel' Melsopp, 67, Of Stamford

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford resident Robert Melsopp died Monday, Jan. 18. He was 67.

Known to his friends as Mel or Zopper, Melsopp graduated from St. Leo's College in Florida. He was a letter carrier for the Stamford Post Office for 33 years, where he also served as union president for 25 years. That local now bears his name - the Robert Melsopp Branch 60 National Association of Letter Carriers.

He was a New York Giants fan and season ticket holder for many years. He also was a Yankees fan and a music lover, especially of the blues. He always enjoyed any discussion about sports and music. He enjoyed his trips to Florida and to North Carolina to visit his son's home.

Melsopp is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Jane; son Sean and his wife Rosaline of Winston Salem, N.C; several nephews, nieces and cousins; and many lifetime friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, John and Helen Melsopp; his sister Joan and her husband Phil Dube; and in-laws Betty and Tony Dorrico.

Visiting hours will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home, 2900 Summer St., Stamford. A graveside service will be conducted at noon Friday, Jan. 22 at Fairfield Memorial Park.

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