|Melvin Douglas Boughton, 70, of East Hartford entered into eternal peace Wednesday May 27, 2009.at Hartford Hospital. Melvin was born in Manchester, October 11, 1938 the son of the late Richard and Beulah (Howell) Boughton. He was a proud member of the Teamsters Local 671 for 30 years until his retirement. One of his favorite things was to go clamming in Rhode Island and spending time with his family. Melvin will be fondly remembered and leaves behind his son, Melvin and his wife Sharon of Dallas, TX; his daughter Gina of Windsor. Along with his children and sharing in this loss are his beloved partner Florene "Chicky" Grano of East Hartford; his siblings Fred Boughton and his wife Madeline of Phoenix, AZ; Butch Boughton and his wife Lorraine of Rocky Hill, and his sister Myrna Lamore and her husband John of Wethersfield. Melvin will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Danielle, Melvin Jr. Gina, Jonathan, Rachel, Dean, Sebastian, and Samantha; his many dear nieces and nephews; as well as his stepchildren, Stefanee Freeman, and Steven Grano. Melvin was predeceased by two sisters, Pearl LeMay, and Donaline Signorelli, twin brothers Richard and Robert Boughton, two nieces Maria Brown and Rosemary Miclette, and two nephews Gary LeMay and John Lamore Jr. Melvin's family would like to extend their appreciation for the special care given by the nurse's on Bliss 5. Melvin's family will receive friends and relatives Friday May 29, 2009 from 4-8 pm at the Farley- Sullivan Funeral Home, 34 Beaver Road, Wethersfield, CT. A mass of Christian burial celebrating Melvin's life will be held Saturday May 30, 2009 at 1:00pm directly in St. Christopher's Church, 538 Brewer Street, East Hartford, CT. Interment will be at a date to be determined by the family. At the family's' request, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Melvin's name to St. Christopher's Catholic School, 570 Brewer Street, East Hartford, CT. For online expressions of sympathy or information, please visit www.farleysullivan.com.