Antone B. Mello Jr., 51

Nov 3, 2022

NEW BEDFORD - Antone B. Mello Jr., 51 passed away on Friday, October 21, 2022 in New Bedford.

He was born February 2, 1971 in Framingham to Antone B Mello Sr. and Mary E. Mello. Antone “Tony” grew up in Marion and graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School in 1989. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army. Antone was a SPC in the 595th MEDICAL CO FORSCOM (FC) stationed in Fort Devens, MA. He served as a Medical Specialist in the Persian Gulf War. Antone was a decorated war veteran. He received the Army Lapel Button, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal and the Marksman badge.

Antone enjoyed sharing a meal and watching movies with his military brothers. He was passionate about all sports especially basketball (Celtics) and football (Patriots). He enjoyed listening to music and a good joke with his friends and family. Most importantly, Antone loved his two daughters. They were always in his heart.

Antone is survived by his two daughters; Arianna Mello of Fall River and Olivia Mello of Wareham; his parents, Antone B. Mello, Sr. and Mary E. Mello of Rochester Hills, MI; his sisters, LeRonda (Cassius) Shearer of Ashland and Monica Mello (Robert) Walker of Braintree; his brother Christopher Mello of Rochester Hills, MI. He also leaves two nephews, three nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and his military brothers.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Sun., Nov. 6, 2022 at Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham from 3 PM to 6 PM. His funeral will be from the funeral home on Mon., Nov. 7, 2022 at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church, 94 High St., Wareham at 10 AM. Burial at Saint Patrick’s Cemetery, Wareham. Repass to follow at Rosebrook Event Center at TownePlace Marriott, Wareham, MA.

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