SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

January 14, 2014

Frank J. Mello, 93


Peabody, MA — Frank Joseph Mello, 93, of Port Richey Fla., died on December 25, 2013. He was born in Peabody, Mass., and was the son of Christiano Mello and Mary Silva. He was the loving husband of Phyllis for 53 years. Frank's greatest joy was his children, Diane Johnson and Elaine Barger. He made his life in Peabody in a time when extended families lived and worked closely together. Frank enjoyed fishing in the ocean, deer hunting with close friends, celebration, and being productive as "a man who could do anything." He will be greatly missed and never forgotten by his family and friends. Frank is survived by his daughters; his companion of 14 years, Rosellen Kelly; his sister, Helen Sawyer; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, and many treasured memories.

At his request there will be no formal services. He will be buried with his wife at St. Mary's Cemetery in Salem, Mass.