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Obituary: Melford J. Placilla

Melford J. Placilla, 81, of Bayville, died on July 27, 2009. A Nassau County Police Sergeant for many years, he was a retired chief of the Cove Neck Police Dept., past president of Bayville Fire Company and a member of the Robert H. Spittel American Legion Post 1285.

Husband of the late Therese. Father of Melford (Kathleen), William (Debra), Charlotte and Timothy (Margaret). Grandfather of Christina Peller (Ryan), Kelly, Justin, Sarah Harris (Chris), Benjamin (Kelly), Mario Ransdell (Joel), Clint Edwards, Stephanie Lane, Caroline Lane, Kevin and Thomas. Great-grandfather of Brooke, Jack, Max, Hailey, Joel and Josh. Brother or Richard (Margie), Trudy and the late Donald, and Betty Horn. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Arrangements were made by Oyster Bay Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Gertrude RC Church. Interment Calverton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 5950 La Place Court, Suite 200, Carlsbad, CA 92008 would be appreciated.