Eleanor G. Mello, 83, of Wareham, died on Wednesday 29th December 2021 after a short illness at Tobey Hospital in Wareham.
Born in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Margaret (Santos) Silvia. She attended Old Rochester Regional High School and lived in Wareham for a long time.
Ms. Mello was a foster parent at ComCare for 36 years, caring for between 30 and 40 at-risk youth. She was also a longtime volunteer for the Wareham Boys and Girls Club, where she also served as Vice President on the Board. She has also worked as a nurse at Tobey Hospital.
She is survived by her children Tricia Gomes of Revere, Dommie Mello of W. Wareham, Ann-Margaret Gomes of Wareham and Jermaine Holley of Wareham; her siblings, Theresa Gomes from Boston, Sandy Pina by Marion and Peter Silvia, Joseph Silvia, Lorraine Barboza, Margie Ferry, Robert Silvia and Richie Silvia all Wareham. Her grandchildren Dominic Mello, Elliana Pires, Diego Mello, Davian Zaragoza, Nataya Zaragoza and Matteo Ardagna also survived; her daughter-in-law Natalia Ardagna de Revere and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, the late Dorothy Monteiro.
Relatives and friends are invited to stop by at Chapman Funerals & Cremations, 2599 Cranberry Hwy on Monday, January 3, 2022. (Rt. 28), Wareham from 4pm to 7pm. Her funeral will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday 4 January 2022 at 9am followed by a Christian funeral service at St Patrick’s Church, High St, Wareham at 10am The funeral is private.
Donations in her memory can be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford, 166 Jenney St., New Bedford, MA 02740. For directions or to leave a message of condolence, please visit: www.chapmanfuneral.com