Helen F. Mello

August 10, 1927February 18, 2013

Helen F. (Slusarz) Mello, age 85 of Swansea, passed away Monday, February 18, 2013 in Orchard View Manor in E. Providence. She was the former wife of the late John R. Mello.

Born in Somerset, the daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine (Bigos) Slusarz, she has spent most of her life in Swansea. Mrs. Mello worked as a Unit Co-coordinator for the former Union Hospital now Charlton Memorial Hospital for 20 years until her retirement in 1992. An avid Bowler, she was a member of the Senior League in Somerset, she enjoyed gardening, was a former communicant of Blessed Virgin Polish National Catholic Church and a longtime communicant of St. Dominic’s Church. She was also a member of the St. Thomas More Senior’s while living in Somerset.

Surviving: five sons: Kenneth J., William T., Daniel J., Vincent J. and J. Richard Mello, Jr., three daughters: Jacqueline Kahn, Dorothy C. Murphy, Julie Anne Mello, two brothers: Raymond and John Slusarz, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was mother of the late Jo-Anne Mello and sister of the late Cecelia Zagorski, Francis and Stanley Slusarz and Amelia Marum.

Her funeral will be held Friday, February 22, 2013 at 8 AM from the WARING-SULLVIAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT ROSE E. SULLIVAN, 866 County St., Somerset with a funeral mass at 9 AM in St. Dominic’s Church, 1277 GAR Highway, Swansea. Visiting hours Thursday 5-8 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the Diabetes Association of MA, 10 Speen St., 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA 01701.



  • Visitation Thursday, February 21, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Friday, February 22, 2013


  • Burial

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Julie Mello

February 18, 2014

Hi Mom, So it's already been one whole year. Wow, that went by so fast!!! Still think about you and Auntie, and Mikko too every single day. Things are just starting to look up for me as far as jobs and apartments, and I'm sure you guys have something to do with that. Thank You. Jesse seems to be doing pretty well himself. Hopefully I'll get to see him soon enough. Don't get the chance to run into him as much as I'd like, but as long as he keeps in touch I know he's safe and sound. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we will do the same for you. As always, missing all of you. Sweet dreams. Till next time. Lots of hugs and kisses!!! Mr. Spike, Baby Eli, Jess, and Me

Julie A. Mello

March 14, 2013

Hey Mom not quite a month yet, but i still miss you so incredibly much. I know you're in heaven with Auntie now and the two of you are watching over me and Jess in your own special way. Last night I was feeling very sad and overwhelmed by all the recent events, and I heard you say just as you always did "You're going to be fine. Everything will work out for the best". That made me feel better. Thank you for that. And again Mom, thank you for being the best mom and nana anyone could ever ask for. Even though sometimes we feel like we're going to crumble, I remind Jess of how strong we are, and that we can survive through anything, and how we got that strengh from you. And yes, then I tell him "Don't worry hun, you're going to be fine. Everything will work out for the best". And you know something? Most of the time it usually does. Anyway, a big hug and kiss for both you and Auntie, and please don't forget Mikko, too! Sweet, sweet dreams to all of you. Lots of love. Me and Jess. xoxoxoxo

February 22, 2013

I am very sorry
for your loss.I will miss my walks with Helen.
Love Gina Canejo

Jane Drew

February 21, 2013

My days at Orchard View Manor were so much more pleasant because of Helen, My room mate. Our sympathy to you. Jane and Dick Drew

February 21, 2013

To one of my very best friends, Dot whom I've known since junior high. You were the best daughter/child a Mother could ask for. Your devotion and constant care kept your Mom going and happy. You enhanced her life and for that you should be proud..
I'll never forget all the fun times we spent at the "Oak St," house. Your Mom gave us quite a lot of laughs growing up. I hope you're feeling a little better .. Time will heal and soon your sorrow will turn to happy memories.
Love to you and Greg.
Melissa (Moots)

Mary Correia

February 20, 2013

Bill, Kenny.Dot and all of helens familiy she was a wonderful loving woman with a loving smile and a contagios laugh she would always bring a smile to my face and made my day fun thinking of you all at this time of sorrow
mary correia

brad goldstein

February 20, 2013

very sorry for your loss, will always remember the great cook she was and her smile.

brad goldstein

February 20, 2013

very sorry for your loss. will always remember the great cook she was and her smile.