NARRAGANSETT, RI – September 23, 2018 – It is with a heavy heart that Lila Delman Real Estate announces Melanie Delman has passed away after a private, decade long battle with breast cancer. In her final days, Melanie was surrounded by close family and loved ones.

Melanie was a sales visionary and an institution whose impact will be felt in the Rhode Island real estate industry for years to come. Those who have been fortunate enough to work closely with Melanie have lost a friend and an inspiring mentor. Melanie leaves behind a thriving and vibrant company that was a true source of strength for her during her courageous battle. Melanie’s spirit, along with that of her mother Lila, will forever be a part of the foundation of Lila Delman Real Estate.


Under the consultation of Melanie’s business partners, John Hodnett and Pamela Delman-Hodnett, a team of top performing Sales Associates and Sales Managers, who worked closely with Melanie, will carry on her legacy by continuing to provide unparalleled service to luxury clientele.  


“Melanie and I have always believed that working collaboratively with skilled Sales Associates garners the best results for the growing needs of our clients,” said John Hodnett. “Her story will live on with the exceptional efforts of our seasoned Sales Team and Lila Delman Real Estate.”


“Melanie had been in the battle of her life for years, and battling with the utmost strength and dignity,” expressed Melanie’s sister, Pamela Delman-Hodnett. “We will honor my sister’s memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work she loved so much.”


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