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 www.stjude.org. For tributes/directions: www.rock-funeralhome.com