Mel Borin

9/8/2011 – Mel Borin

MOULTONBOROUGH — Melvin B. Borrin, 68, of Moultonborough, died at home on Thursday, Sept. 8. Mel was born in March 1943 to Lillian (Blicher) Borrin and Julius “Jules” Borrin. He was raised and educated in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and moved to the United States in 1963. He graduated from Belknap College in 1967 with a bachelor of science in business administration and was the recipient of the 1967 Wall Street Journal Award for Economics. Mel was honored to become a U.S. citizen shortly after graduation. Mel leaves his loving wife of 45 years, Tina (Crowe) Borrin along with two sons, Eric of Dover and Mark of Moultonborough. He will be deeply missed by his daughter-in-law Lori of Moultonborough and his grandson, Evan, who is attending Purdue University. Mel leaves his brother, Joel, and sister-in-law Hershene of Atlanta, Ga., and his brother Carl and sister-in-law Sheri of Rehoboth Beach, Del. He will be remembered by his five nieces, nephew and friends Jen Katz and Eli Grim

WE REMEMBER: Mel was a lifelong entrepreneur and business owner, most recently enjoying his charter boat Latitude 43. Mel established his first company Preferred Properties 44 years ago. Mel followed up shortly thereafter by creating Preferred Vacation Rentals. Mel was president and principal of Preferred Management and Consulting Services and held the position of president of Secret Harbour Beach Resort, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, for 19 years. Mel’s professional memberships included the Lakes Region Board of Realtors (past member of board of directors), Lakes Region Board of Realtors MLS (past president), N.H. Lodging and Restaurant Association (past board member and Expo Committee member). National Association of Realtors, N.H. Association of Realtors, International Real Estate Institute, New Hampshire Travel Council and the Caribbean Hotel Association. Mel’s volunteer work included the Lakes Region Tourism Association (board member, past president, treasurer). Greater Ossipee Chamber of Commerce, Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce, Squam Lakes Chamber of Commerce (past board member) and Laconia Area Chamber of Commerce, Long Island Association, Center Harbor/Moultonborough Chamber of Commerce (past president), town of Moultonborough (retired 15-year volunteer firefighter), town of Moultonborough (moderator for 28 years, Planning Board chairman and past board member), Red Hill Outing Club (past president), Governor Wentworth Regional School District (past board member), Moultonborough School District (chairman, past board member and moderator), Moultonborough Academy (chairman, Building Committee), state of New Hampshire Moorings Appeal Board member, Lakes Region Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee member, state of New Hampshire Right of Way commissioner and Carroll County bail commissioner. He loved and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Alpine skiing, boating, water sports, photography and racquetball were among his favorite pastimes. SERVICES: An open house to celebrate Mel’s life and accomplishments will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the family residence (75 Kona Bay Road, Moultonborough). Friends and community members are welcome. Mayhew Funeral Homes and crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are assisting the family with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks people to honor Mel’s life by donating to a charity of their choice.



I didn’t go to Belknap College, but I feel like I did! Our old homestead was the focal point of many of its students, some living with us for a period of time, and I was truly saddened to hear from my daughter, Sherry, that Mel had died. He was very close to the Molburg family while he was a student, shared an interest in our sled dog activites (he waxed the sled runners on a Laconia racing sled which contributed to a top placing in that race and with his peers, created a snow sculpture of Charlie Ned (a native Athabascan Indian from Alaska who was adopted by our Belknap friends) with a sled dog for the Laconia race, and he and my husband Dick shared many lively discussions in our home related to the times. There’s so much more I could write about Mel and our warm association with so many of the other students, but the purpose of this note is to let you know that the members of the Molburg family share his family’s and his friends’ grief.

Sincerely, Cynthia Molburg


Mel Borin was a kind, generous man and a good friend to all Belknapians.

Jim Mulligan

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