Daniel A. Mello, 78, of Fairhaven died August 29, 2012 unexpectedly at St. Luke’s Hospital.
He was the husband of Lorraine A. “Lori” (Roy) Mello.
Born in Dartmouth, the son of the late Manuel O. and Angelina (Cabral) Mello, he lived in Fairhaven most of his life.
Mr. Mello was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett.
He was employed by the National Bank of Fairhaven for 37 years starting as a teller and rising through the ranks to president before retiring in 1990. He was a graduate of Fairhaven High School class of 1952 and attended the Williams School of Banking. He was a partner of Mello & Hotchkiss Real Estate.
Mr. Mello was a co-founder of Fairhaven Land Trust, board member of AAA of Massachusetts and antique car owner and enthusiast.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Peter A. Mello and his wife Jennifer of Mattapoisett; a sister, Laura Cabral of Las Vegas; 2 grandchildren, Luke Mello and Joy Mello; and many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Evelyn Mitchell, Alfred Mello, Gilbert Mello, James Mello, Joseph Mello, John Mello and Manuel Mello.
In lieu of flowers, the family recommends gifts be made in the name of Daniel A. Mello to the Fairhaven Acushnet Land Preservation Trust, PO Box 491, Fairhaven, MA 02719.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, September 6th at 10 AM in St. Anthony’s Church, Mattapoisett. Visiting hours Wednesday, September 5th from 4-8 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.