Manuel DeMelo, Jr., 72, of East Providence passed away on Monday, April 27, 2020 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. He was the husband of Leonarda B. (Ries) DeMelo to whom he was married 49 years.
Born in Sao Vicente, Ferreria, Sao Miguel, Azores he was a son of the late Manuel C. and Maria A. (Cabral) DeMelo. Mr. DeMelo was a dedicated employee of the North East Cable Company in Attleboro for 43 years. He also worked for Shaws Supermarket for 8 years and Harris Health Center for 5 years. Mr. DeMelo was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Pawtucket. His biggest joy was being with his family. He loved celebrating the holidays and having his wife, children and grandchildren around him. He will be greatly missed.
Besides his wife he leaves three children, Michael DeMelo and his wife Katherine of Warwick, Jason DeMelo of East Providence and Elizabeth DiCesare and her husband Michael of Pawtucket, six grandchildren, Rikki, Jarred, Isabella, Riley, Mason and Myles, one great granddaughter, Lillyanna and six siblings, Deodata Cabral of East Providence, Alberto DeMelo of East Providence, Lucia Silva of Warwick, Fatima O’Connor of East Providence, Joseph DeMelo of East Providence and Gabriel Melo of Seekonk. He was the brother of the late Edward DeMelo, Abel DeMelo, Gorete DeMelo, Isabel DeMelo, Fatima DeMelo and Joseph DeMelo.
His funeral services will be private.