Melitta Kathe (Meyer Scheuerer) Bacon, 79, of Pawtucket, RI, passed away quietly, with her daughter and son-in-law at her side, on November 29, 2019 after a long illness. For 25 years, she was the loving wife of the late Roger W. Bacon and was the daughter of the late Wilhelm Meyer and Mina (Kress) Meyer Scheuerer, and stepfather Professor Hugo Scheuerer of Germany. She is survived by her daughter, Karin M. (Bacon) Donovan, Karin’s husband Robert, and their children Sara (Donovan) Buteau and Sara’s husband Nicholas, and Christopher; her son Roger G. Bacon and his son, Roger E. Bacon; and her dear friend, Lisa (Izzo) Bacon.
Originally born in Ergersheim, Germany, Melitta came to America from Ansbach, Germany in 1954; understanding and speaking very little English at the time. Through immersion in the Pawtucket school system, Melitta was able to quickly learn the language and accelerate through her studies by graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal and Secretarial Science from Bryant College in 1960 in half the usual time. She was also an active member in the Phi Upsilon Sorority at Bryant. On the 50th Anniversary of her graduation, she was admitted to the Bryant Guard.
Melitta was a life-long member of the German Dramatic Society/German American Cultural Society of RI (initially in Olneyville, then later in Pawtucket), and for many years was an active member of the “Damen Chor Lorelei”, furthering her German heritage through singing, dancing, and other cultural events.
She spent her life taking care of her family; always doing for others who needed her support. Family and friends knew she would always be there for them. She had a huge space in her heart for her grandchildren, and for the many pets that came into our lives. We know that she is now surrounded by Rusty, Penny, Fred, Hershey, Jib, Kimmy, Spotty, Willow, Sushi, and Calamari – all who were waiting for “Oma” to be with them again.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 4-6 PM in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Her funeral and burial will be private.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to the German American Society of RI Renovation Fund, 78 Carter Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02861.