Marcelino Mello, 79, Bristol

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Mr. Marcelino “Marce” Mello, 79, of King Philip Avenue, Bristol, died peacefully Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Carolyn M. (Armstrong) Mello, his wife of 53 years. 

Born in Fall River, Mass., and a lifelong resident of Bristol, he was a son of the late Marcelino and Maria (Cardoza) Mello. He was a heavy equipment operator for the C. Brito Construction Company of Bristol for 46 years, retiring in 2000.

Marcelino served in the US Army Reserve, was a member of the Bristol County Lodge of Elks and the Bristol Council Knights of Columbus, a member of the Local #57 Operating Engineers, and a member of the 21 Man Club. He was an avid saltwater fisherman and enjoyed traveling. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Pamela J. Serbst (Timothy) of Bristol and Robert A. Mello (Jennifer) of Litchfield, Conn.; five grandsons, Nicholas E. Serbst, Peyton A. Mello, Stephen T. and Jeremy R. Serbst and Carson R. Mello. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jo Buckley. 

Funeral services from the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood St., Bristol, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at 9 a.m., with a Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 330 Wood St., Bristol. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Chestnut Street, Bristol. Visiting hours will be Friday, Feb. 17, 4-7 p.m.

Marcelino’s family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Take-A-Kid Fishing Day. Checks should be made payable to RI Saltwater Anglers Foundation, P.O. Box 1465, Coventry, RI  02816, with a notation on the check in memory of Marcelino Mello.

For online condolences, shared memories, information and directions go to www.sansonefuneralhome.com.

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