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Manuel Mello
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1887
Death: Jul. 19, 1961

Manuel was born in Ribeira das Tainhas, a village outside of Vila Franca do Campo, on São Miguel island in the Azores to José de Mello and Francisca de Conceição/de Jesus. He immigrated to Boston, MA in 1903. He married in 1905 to Maria Gloria "Gloria" Correia. Manuel and Gloria had six children, four of which lived to adulthood: Bill Mello, George Mello, John Mello, and Jack Mello. Manuel was an apricot rancher in Hemet. He died in Redlands at the age of 74.

His obituary reads as follows:
37-Year Resident Passes; Rosary To Be Tomorrow

Rosary for Manuel Mello, 75, of 444 North Tayler street, a Hemet resident since 1924, will be recited tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8 p.m. at the Harford Funeral home. Requiem mass will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Catholic church in San Jacinto.

He died Monday morning at a Redlands hospital, after living in California since 1907.

Mello was born in the Azores on April 18, 1886.

He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic church, and had extensive apricot holdings here, until his retirement in 1956.

Survivors include his widow, Gloria; four sons, William and John of Hemet, George of Inglewood, and Jack of Reno, Nevada; a sister, Mrs. Estorella (sic) Mello of West Warwick, Rhode Island; some unidentified brothers in the Azores; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Michael Heenan will officiate and interment will be at San Jacinto Valley cemetery.

2nd OBITUARY - Manuel Mello Services Today

Hemet - Rosary was recited last night at Harford Funeral Home for Manuel Mello, 75, a San Jacinto Valley apricot industry figure for more than 30 years.

Rev. Michael Heenan will say the Requiem Mass at San Jacinto's St. Anthony's Catholic Church at 9 a.m. today, followed by burial in San Jacinto Valley Cemetery.

Mello was born in the Azores April 18, 1886, and came to Providence, R.I., as a youth. He moved to Redlands in 1907 and to Hemet in 1924. He retired from active ranching five years ago.

Mello died in a Redlands hospital Monday.

Survivors include the widow, Gloria, 444 North Taylor; four sons, William and John of Hemet, George of Inglewood, and Jack of Reno, Nev.; a sister, Mrs. Esterella (sic) Mello of West Warwick, R.I., several brothers still residing in the Azores; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
Family links: 
  Maria da Gloria Correia Mello (1888 - 1980)
  William "Bill" Mello (1911 - 1993)*
  George Mello (1912 - 1992)*
  John Mello (1914 - 1980)*
  Jack Mello (1915 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
San Jacinto Valley Cemetery
San Jacinto
Riverside County
California, USA
Plot: SE 1/4 - 6 - R
Created by: Cheri Mello
Record added: May 25, 2007
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Manuel Mello
Added by: Cheri Mello
Manuel Mello
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Very Nice Job Cheri, I will remember your parent along with mine as I say my pray to our ancestors each week. Thanks For sharing.Emil
- Emil Silveira
 Added: Aug. 6, 2008

- Cheri Mello
 Added: Apr. 11, 2008

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