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Marie M. Mello

May 2, 1934 ~ July 26, 2022 (age 88)


Marie M. (Okerblom) Mello of Bristol, RI passed away peacefully on July 26th at the age of 88. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many.

Born in Providence, Marie was the daughter of the late Albert and Evelyn (Keegan) Okerblom.   

In August of 1954 she married the late Albert M. Mello, Jr. and together they raised six children. She received her bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College of Education in 1956 and was a beloved kindergarten teacher for 26 years while living in Bristol. Marie had a love of learning and continued her education through the years. She also enjoyed sewing, traveling, singing in the choral group, playing piano and reading. Above all, her greatest joy was being with her family. 

Marie was the loving mother of: Albert M. Mello III and his wife Sally of Marshfield, MA; Maria Daubeney and her husband Glenn of Bristol; Dr. Christine Mello of New Paltz, NY; Kathleen Friedrichsen of Easton, MA and her late husband Gregory; Karen Diamond and her husband Paul of Easton, MA; Jon Mello of Portsmouth. She was the cherished grandmother of Marklin Mello and her husband Samuel, Dr. Madeline Blas and her husband Jeremy, Keith Daubeney and his wife Dotty and their children Emma and Ellis, Samantha Stone and her husband Samuel, Mikayla Diamond and her fiance David, Nathan Thompson, Antone Mello and Luis Raposa. Marie is also survived by her family members Anna Dean and Kellie Dean, whom she welcomed dearly and loved as her own. Marie is survived by her brother, Charles Redmond of VA; her brother-in-law, Robert Mello of Bristol; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

As per Marie’s wishes, no funeral or memorial service will be held.

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