Grace Meldrum, 92, eldest member of Schaghticoke Tribe
Grace (Trueheart) Meldrum, 92, of Waterbury, died Oct. 6 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Ralph Meldrum Sr.
Mrs. Meldrum was born Nov. 18, 1919, in Ansonia, the daughter of the late Junius and Elizabeth (Marshall) Trueheart.
She was a resident of Waterbury for many years, and was a faithful and the eldest member of Pentecostal Assembly Church of Waterbury.
She was the eldest member of the Schaghticoke Indian tribe in Kent.
Mrs. Meldrum is survived by two sons, Ralph Jr., of Waterbury, and Robert Meldrum, of Covington, Ga.; five daughters, Sheila Thomas, of Bristol; and Lucinda Rawls, Fostina DiVito, Catherine Brito and Debra Tavares, all of Waterbury; two nieces, whom she raised, Shirley Vereen, of Georgia, and Daisy Marshall, of Alabama; two sisters, Alice Davis, of New York City, and Doris Garcia, of Jersey City, N.J.; 36 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and devoted family and friends. She was predeceased by three sons, Floyd, Charles and Theodore; a daughter, Grace Johanna Anderson; five sisters; and three brothers.
Burial was in New Pine Grove Cemetery in Waterbury.
Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.