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OBITUARY

George J. Mello

October 2, 1949September 10, 2020

George J. Mello, age 70, of Sugar Land, Texas, passed away September 10, 2020. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 2, 1949 to Cremilde Paiva and Joseph Mello. He was preceded in death by his parents Cremilde Paiva and Joseph Mello. George was the beloved husband of Eileen W. Mello and the loving father of Matthew Benjamin Mello.

There was no one kinder, more devoted, more loving than George. George and I really did live a love story. All stories must end, but our love will live on forever. I thank God for October 17, 1975 when George and I decided to take the elevator at work and our eyes met. He told a coworker, as I passed by his desk later, that I was the girl he was going to marry and marry me he did.

During the two-hour subway ride to my parents’ apartment, George composed a poem for me to commemorate our first date. He didn’t have paper or pencil, so he committed the composition to memory. He recited the poem soon after he picked me up for our date. Later, he serenaded me on the subway ride, singing a Beatles song, Do You Want to Know a Secret?

At the restaurant and during that very first date, George asked me to marry him in French! In the style of a song that was popular at the time, Voulez Vous Coucher avec Moi Ce Soir, George asked me, Voulez vous se marier avec moi ce soir? I don’t speak French, but I said yes!

It was the honor of my life to be able to spend over 44 years with the love of my life. He was my best friend, my lover, my husband, my partner through life’s joys and tragedies; he was my life. George was my everything. He was a loving and caring and devoted husband and father. I will love him for all of eternity and I will miss him until the day I die.

I Had a Dream by Marie Ward

I had a dream you kissed me. I loved you even then. Before we met, I loved you. Till we meet again. I had a dream I loved you.I didn’t know your name. I will wait until we have a dream. Hopefully the same.

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Gloria Sandoval

September 21, 2020

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing George for the past 10 years. We were colleagues in the energy industry. As those of us in this industry know too well, that while the industry is fairly large, it’s actually too small, and due to mergers, acquisitions or reorganizations, we never know where we’ll end up and who we’ll work with. When George worked at Unocal, he didn’t approve extending credit to the company I represented, Bridgeline. Coincidentally, in 2005 Chevron acquired Unocal and in the same year purchased Bridgeline’s remaining interest. So now we were part of the same team. He would laugh and remind me that he didn’t approve my credit.
While at Chevron there were several of us who arrived early at the office and George was one of them. You could count on George to give you the market news every morning which was especially helpful during crisis such as with the banks and other industries. George enjoyed his job as Senior Credit Analyst as reflected in his work. His customer summaries were colorful with details just as if being reported by the business news on TV. He was smart, witty, and very easy-going. He wasn’t shy to give you his honest opinion even if you didn’t agree with him. We had a very cohesive working group where we all shared our knowledge and had a lot of successes. I’m so happy that George played a big part of our team. He will truly be missed.

Rick Branek

September 21, 2020

The Fort Bend Seniors Family is sad to learn of the passing of George Mello. George and Eileen were volunteers at Fort Bend Seniors making the difference in the lives of our seniors for years.
Our prayers and condolences to Eileen and the family as they navigate through these difficult days. You are loved!

Barbara Sebek

September 20, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. George was a co-worker and dear friend of mine at Chevron and even after I retired we kept in touch until a couple years ago. I feel so bad. I kept thinking I needed to call him and see how you were all doing.
George was my financial advisor for a long time. We sat next to each other in credit, he was always watching the stock market. I always joked with him he missed his calling. I know you were the world to him. His face always lit up whenever he would talk about you. I can’t imagine after 45 years of a great love story how lost you must be. Just know he’s watching over you and Matthew. You both are in my thoughts and prayers and in time memories will help ease the pain you’re going through right now.

Ankita Gandhir

September 20, 2020

Dear Eileen,
It was a privilege getting to meet and take care of Mr. Mello. Wishing you and your family, peace and strength in this difficult time ahead. Please let me know if I could ever be of service.
Ankita Gandhir

Sherry Hackney

September 20, 2020

I worked with George at Chevron for some time and he became a good friend. We will miss George.

Justina Lee

September 19, 2020

Rest in peace George and condolences to all you love ones.

Barbara Lachar Lachar

September 18, 2020

I, too, wish I could have had more time to know George. But I will recall him fondly as the sweetest man I have ever known. He and Eileen shared a love story that can be appreciated by all. May good and loving memories serve as a source of comfort.

Jim and Pat Delony

September 16, 2020

Dear Eileen,
Reading the remembrances you have written makes it very easy to see why your son, Matt, has been such a good friend with our Doug and Christy all these years....He inherited his father's love of life and is never afraid to pass it along to others...
We grieve with you at this time and pray that your memories will always be the precious ones...It is obvious that for you, the love story will continue forever...Peace!

Peter Dispensa

September 16, 2020

SO VERY SAD to hear this.. George was one of my BEST friends of all time..he was the life of the party..a very witty & funny guy..we met at our very first day at Abraham Lincoln HS in Brooklyn 9/8/64, and we've been good friends ever since, growing up in Coney Island. My Mom & Dad were especially fond of George when he used to stop over my house..he always made them smile with his sense of humor. In short, George made everybody smile, which is why he's going to be missed SO VERY MUCH... JUST A NICE GUY!! Eileen, I know for a fact that you feel so BLESSED to have had a husband like George..There was no one better.. MAY HE RIP..

Larry Gonzalez

September 15, 2020

Eileen,
Kim and I are so saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your friends. Until you and George meet again, please know we are here to help in any way.
With heart felt regards,
Larry and Kim Gonzalez

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