June 5, 2023

Manuel “Manny” G. Mello


Manuel “Manny” G. Mello, 81, of Rehoboth, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Karen (Barlis) Mello. A lifelong resident of Rehoboth, Manny was a son of the late Manuel and Georgianna (Rocha) Mello.

Manny was a proud member of the 100th graduating class of UMass Amherst, where he earned a bachelors degree in landscape architecture. He worked as a city planner and a health agent in various states, lastly in Seekonk and Lakeville, Massachusetts. After retirement, his main passion was farming and he was one of the original vendors at the Attleboro Farmers Market. He also loved going to auctions, tractor shows and flea markets.

Manny leaves his four children, Debra Mello-Byrne and her wife, Christine, of Boston, Susan Quatrocelli and her husband, Paul, of Charlotte, NC, Terence Mello of Rehoboth, and Timothy Mello and his wife, Nicole, of Attleboro. He also leaves his beloved companion, Barbara Aubin of Rehoboth, five grandchildren, Kyle, Ben, Emma, Montana and Madison, four siblings, Dr. Richard Mello and his wife, Kay, of Rehoboth, Sr. Carole V.M. Mello of Fall River, Peter Mello and his wife, Maureen, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and James Mello of Rehoboth and many beloved nieces and nephews. Manny was the brother of the late Paul, Francis, Thomas and Raymond Mello. He is also survived by his former wife, Sally Mello.

Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 984 Taunton Avenue, Seekonk, followed by interment at St. John Cemetery in Attleboro. VISITATION was on Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the Massachusetts FFA Association (Future Farmers of America), 135 Center Street, Dighton, MA 02715 or to Anson FFA, 1509 Commercial Avenue, Anson, TX 74501, would be appreciated. www.TRIPPFUNERALHOME.com 

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