Helder S. Melo, 81 of Jenks Street, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Maria E. (Goulart) Melo. He was born in Pico, Azores a son of the late Luciano S. Melo and Maria A. (Hilario) Mello. Mr. Melo was a machine operator for the Okonite Company before retiring.Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Elizabeth A. Lindell and her husband John of Stamford, Ct., one granddaughter, Alexandra Lindell and one brother, Jose Luciano Mello of West Warwick. He was the brother of the late Agnelo Mello. His funeral will be held on Monday 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 St. Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter Street. Burial will be in Mt. St. Marys Cemetery. Calling hours Sunday 4-8.