OBITUARY

Mercedes M. Mello

April 6, 1928February 7, 2019

Mercedes M. Mello, 90, of Chowchilla, passed peacefully February 7th, 2019 at Mercy Medical. She was born April 6th, 1928 in Terceira, Azores and was a resident of Chowchilla for 15 years. She was married October 24th, 1948. Mercedes and her late husband of 50 years, Enos C. Mello, WWII army veteran, were 2nd generation dairy farmers of Southern California.

She was a parishioner of St. Columba Catholic Church. Member of the Ontario Alter Society, past member of United National Life Insurance Society, Luso-American Fraternal Federation, past member of Chino DES and former La Palma council member.

Her grandchildren were her love and joy. Mercedes was renowned for her cooking and baking skills. As a past gym member, she loved her walks. She enjoyed making special dresses and costumes for the girls and grandchildren in the family. Quilting, crocheting and any trending crafts were some of her favorite things.

Mrs. Mello is survived by her daughter, Marlene Mercedes Silva of Chowchilla. Three sons, Anthony Enos Mello of Iowa Falls, Iowa, Daniel Corriea Mello of Chowchilla and Vernon Lee Mello of Fresno. Daughter-in-law Natal Mello of Chowchilla. A sister Belmira Tosta of Visalia. Eight grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10am Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at St. Columba Catholic Church. Entombment will be at Bellevue Memorial Park Mausoleum at 1240 W. G Street, Ontario, California 93610. Memorial contributions may be made at St. Columba Catholic Church at 213 Orange Avenue, Chowchilla, California 93610.

Arrangements are under the direction of Palm Memorial Worden Chapel, located at 140 S. 6th Street, Chowchilla, California.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • David Crow, Pallbearer
  • John M. Silva, Pallbearer
  • Daniel Mello, Pallbearer
  • Jarred Mello, Pallbearer
  • Eric Sousa, Pallbearer
  • John Amabile, Pallbearer
  • Anthony Mello, Pallbearer
  • Johnny Claborn Mello, Pallbearer

Services

21 February

Rosary Service

10:00 am

St. Columba Catholic Church


Chowchilla, California

21 February

Funeral Mass

10:30 am - 11:30 am

St. Columba Catholic Church


Chowchilla, California

22 February

Committal Service

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Bellevue Memorial Park


Ontario, California

REMEMBERING

Mercedes M. Mello

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VELDA JAMES

February 16, 2019


With sincere sympathy to the Mello family ,Silva family, Crow family
So sorry to hear of Tia Mercedes passing.Tia had great memories she saw her grandchildren get married and was able to see her great great grandchildren what treasured memories she gets to share with Tio Enos . Tia Mercedes will be missed.
Tia Mercedes REST IN PEACE IN OUR LORDS ARMS.
LOVE Velda, Jeff, Vivian,Joe,Frank, Janice

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY