Frank Mello

Frank Mello, 79, of Rochester passed away January 29, 2013 at home after a long illness.

He was the husband of Carolyn D. (Patten) Mello.

Born and raised in Dartmouth, the son of the late Virginio and Margaret (Arruda) Mello, he lived in Rochester for many years.

Frank was a lifelong member of the Holy Ghost Society of Horseneck.

He was the owner and operator of F. Mello Trucking and F. Mello Firewood.

Frank enjoyed horseback riding, fishing, quahoging and camping in his RV.

Survivors include his wife; 4 daughters, Susan Savaria of Acushnet, Lynne Lima and her husband Bruce of Rochester, Jo-Ann Camara of Florida and ReGina Mendonca of New Bedford; a step-son, Richard Gast and his wife Tracey of Plymouth; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was the father of the late David W. Mello.

His personal wishes were to be cremated and that no services be held. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Holy Ghost Society of Horseneck, 104 Allens Neck Rd., Dartmouth, MA 02748. For on-line guestbook, please visit

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