Maria Angelina Melendez
February 22, 1960 – May 30, 2019
Maria Angelina Melendez-Diaz, of Wadesboro, North Carolina, born on February 22, 1960 in Caracas, Venezuela to the late Ana Eleanor Diaz Rojas and the late Angel Luis Melendez Osorio, passed away at age 59 on May 30, 2019 in Monroe, North Carolina. Maria graduated from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez in 1983 earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Sciences. She was a Consumer Safety Inspector at USDA for 30 years until retiring in 2018. Maria was married to Robert Curran for 35 years. A loving wife and mother, Maria had a passion for her family, horses, peacocks, chickens, ducks, geese and all types of animals. She was an avid traveler and loved to relax on the beach. Maria is survived by her daughters, Sheilah Curran-Melendez (fiancé, Philip) and Caroline Curran-Melendez (husband, Rashad); brother, Angel Melendez (wife, Gicel and daughter, Valerie); sisters, Leticia Melendez (daughter, Suzanne) and Mayra Melendez (daughters, Karla and Viviana); and brothers-in-law Mark Curran (wife, Jackie and daughters, Ciara and Ava), Steve Curran (son, Steven and daughter, Christina), and Paul Curran (sons, Paul Jr. and Jan-Paul, and daughter Paola). Services will be Private.