Published November 6, 2020

MELROSE — Leslie A. (Powell) Scovelle, 79, a longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 30, with her loving family by her side.

Born in Malden on May 4, 1941, Leslie was one of four children of the late Charles and Dorothy (Coakley) Powell. Leslie grew up in Malden and in her youth enjoyed spending time with her girlfriends, dancing and roller skating.

In 1967, Leslie met Stuart Scovelle, and in 1968 they were married, settling in Melrose to raise their family.

The most important thing in Leslie’s life was her family. She adored her children and grandchildren and was exceptionally active in their lives. She was warm, inviting, kind, loving and would do anything for anyone who needed help, be it her family or friends.

Leslie and Stuart enjoyed going out dancing and as music lovers to concerts. She also enjoyed family trips to Squirrel Island in Maine and reading. Leslie will be remembered as a beautiful soul, wonderful mother and a great friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Leslie was the beloved wife of Stuart B. Scovelle, with whom she shared 52 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Nicole M. McCarthy of Melrose and her fiance Bill Burns of Dorchester, Julie A. Scovelle of Dorchester, and Danielle Clement and her husband Kenny of Hampton, N.H. Dear sister of Susan Judge and her husband Fred of North Andover, Wayne Powell and his wife Judy of Texas, and the late Terry Rogers. Cherished grandmother of Nicholas and Taylor Scovelle, and Corey and Avery Clement. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends gathered in honor of Leslie’s life at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose. Funeral services will be private. Gifts in Leslie’s memory may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, Attn: Community Engagement, 360 Merrimack St, Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.

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