Bernard J. Mello
Bernard J. Mello, 84 of Hudson, NH passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Bernard was born in Lawrence, MA on January 18, 1934.
He is survived by his two children, Craig J. Mello and Cherie B. Bartlett along with his grandchildren Nicholas Weiss, Krysten Joan Lebel and his great-grandson Sawyer Fillebrown. In addition to his immediate family, Bernie is survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews as well as brothers Robert Mello, Joseph Mello, Vincent Mello and sister Margie Goad.
Bernie is predeceased by his mother and father Joseph and Hortense Mello, his sisters Theresa Gouveia and Eleanor DelleChiaie and his wife of 25 years, Joan Marie Mello.
Bernie grew up in the plains section of North Lawrence Massachusetts with his siblings. He attended Lawrence High School in 1951 and played and played basketball for the Immaculate Reds. He served his country in Japan in the U.S. Army in Korea in 1956. He married his high school sweetheart, Joan Marie Cowx in 1959.
Bernie was a kind and generous person and he lived his life everyday giving to others. He had a love of all sports, but in particular the Boston Red Sox. He was a hard worker, dedicating his adult career at Ingersoll Rand (IMPCO) as a talented welder and fabricator. Most importantly, he was a patient partner, loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle and his dedication to his large Portuguese family carried through his daily life.
SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held Monday August 20, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday at 9:30 am at St. Patrick Church, 29 Spring St., Nashua, NH 03060. Family and Friends are respectfully invited to attend and may meet at the church at 9:15 for the eulogy prior to mass. Committal prayers and burial will follow at Edgewood Cemetery, 107 Amherst St., Nashua, NH 03064. An online guest-book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com. (603) 883-3401. “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”