Eleanor G. Mello, 83

Jan 1, 2022

Eleanor G. Mello, 83, of Wareham, died Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Tobey Hospital in Wareham after a brief illness.

Born in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Margaret (Santos) Silvia. She attended Old Rochester Regional High School and was a long-time Wareham resident.

Mrs. Mello was a foster parent for 36 years with ComCare where she fostered between 30 to 40 at-risk youth. She was also a longtime volunteer for the Wareham Boys and Girls Club where she also served as vice-president on the board of directors. She has also worked as a nurse’s aide at Tobey Hospital.

She is survived by her children, Tricia Gomes of Revere, Dommie Mello of W. Wareham, Ann-Margaret Gomes of Wareham and Jermaine Holley of Wareham; her siblings, Theresa Gomes of Boston, Sandie Pina of Marion, and Peter Silvia, Joseph Silvia, Lorraine Barboza, Margie Ferry, Robert Silvia and Richie Silvia all of Wareham. Also survived by her grandchildren, Dominic Mello, Elliana Pires, Diego Mello, Davian Zaragoza, Nataya Zaragoza and Matteo Ardagna; her daughter in-law, Natalia Ardagna of Revere and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, the late Dorothy Monteiro.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Mon., Jan. 3, 2022, at Chapman Funerals & Cremations, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham from 4 – 7 p.m. Her funeral will be from the funeral home on Tues., Jan. 4, 2022 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church, High St., Wareham at 10 a.m. Burial will be private.

Donations in her memory may be made to Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford, 166 Jenney St., New Bedford, MA 02740. For directions or to leave a message of condolence visit: www.chapmanfuneral.com