Antonio S. Melo, 72, of Mauran Avenue died Saturday February 14, 2015 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the husband of Iva Damiao. Born in Pico, Acores he was a son of the late Joao and Lucinda (Silva) Melo. Mr. Melo was a machine operator for American Insulated Wire for 33 years before retiring. He was a communicant of Saint Francis Xavier Church. Besides his wife he leaves three sons, Delio melo, Fabio and Marcio Damiao, two grandchildren, Madalena Damiao and Beatris Gouveia and three brothers, Adolfo, Manuel and Joao Melo. His funeral will be held on Friday at 8:00 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 AM in Saint Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter Street, East Providence. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Thursday 5-8.