, Salem, MA

June 11, 2013

William D. Mello, 63

Peabody — William D. “Billy” Mello, 63, of Peabody, died unexpectedly in North Shore Medical Center on Friday evening, June 7, 2013.

Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late William and Theresa (Walker) Mello. He was raised and educated in Peabody. Following his graduation from Peabody High School, he began a long career with the Regional Waste Corp., where he had made many friends during his more than 25 years of employment.

Family was the center of his life and the Boston Bruins, his passion.

Mr. Mello is survived by a sister Theresa Mello of Peabody; two brothers, Anthony Mello of Calif., and Robert Mello of Peabody; a close friend, Thomas Paras; and three nephews and two nieces.

He was predeceased by his brother, Sargent Eric Mello, US Army, who gave his life in the Gulf War, and his sister, Ann Mello.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, June 11, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., at the corner of North St. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Funeral services will be private. For online guest book, or additional information, please call 978-744-0497, or visit