Richard Mello, Jr.

September 27, 1961June 7, 2018

Richard Mello, Jr., age 56, passed away, Thursday June 7, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the son of the late Richard Mello, Sr. and Shirley Ann (O’Brien) Mello. Born in New Bedford, he graduated from Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School, class of 1979. He worked as a Machinist and Construction worker for several years.

He loved motorcycles, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include a sister, Pamela Phaneuf and her husband Mike of Acushnet, a brother Kevin Mello of Orlando, FL, six nieces and nephews; Chad, Katelyn, Nikkole, Tyler, Aiden and Anthony.

His visitation will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 5-8 pm at the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA. His funeral service will be held Thursday at 10:30 am in the funeral home. Burial in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or For tributes/directions:


  • The late Richard Mello, Sr., Father
  • The late Shirley Ann (O'Brien) Mello, Mother
  • Pamela Phaneuf & her husband Mike, Sister
  • Kevin Mello, Brother
  • He is also survived by six nieces and nephews, Chad, Katelyn, Nikkole, Tyler, Aiden and Anthony.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, June 14, 2018

Richard Mello, Jr.

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Wendy Curtis

July 22, 2018

May you Rest In Peace Rick. I will never forget you. You had a heart of gold Love Wendy

Pamela Phaneuf

June 14, 2018

No more pain only peace. Fly high with the angels my brother. I will love you forever until we meet again!

Kevin Mello

June 13, 2018

Hope your at peace brother. Love ya All ways.

PETE & DOTTY Koczera

June 10, 2018

Dear Pam & Family,
So sorry to hear about your brother.Our prayers are with you .