SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

July 11, 2013

Melinda Julia (Espindle) Mello, 93


Peabody, MA — Melinda J. (Espindle) Mello, 93, of Peabody, died peacefully Wednesday morning at the Kaplan family Hospice House in Danvers. She was the wife of the late Daniel Mello, who died in 1999. She was born in Peabody on May 2, 1920, the daughter of the late Frank and Julia (Viera) Espindle, and was a lifelong resident, graduating from Peabody High School. Melinda, in her earlier years, was a hairdresser in Lynn at Lucia’s Hair Salon.

She was a devout parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church and enjoyed cooking and caring for her family. She is survived by a son, Philip J. Mello of Peabody; two grandchildren, Adrianne Disbrow of Ghost of Springs, Colo., and Alissa Mello of Queens, N.Y.; three great-grandchildren, Savannah Disbrow, Danny Disbrow, one day old Nina Kelly; a daughter-in-law, Frances Mello; and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Daniel Mello and William F. Mello, and the sister of the late John and Leo Espindle and Phyllis Mello.

ARRANGEMENTS: A visitation will be held on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, at the 82 Lynn St., Peabody facility. Her funeral will be held on Monday at 8 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Walsh Avenue, Peabody at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite 102B, Danvers, MA 01923 in her memory.