Janet M. (Sousa) Mello, age 76, Bristol

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o-MelloJanet M. (Sousa) Mello, age 76, of 77 Wood St., Bristol, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at her home.  She was the wife of George Mello, her husband of 49 years.

Born and raised in Providence on Smith Hill, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Marie (Sullivan) Sousa.

Janet was a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School and was a staff accountant for Rhode Island Hospital, Providence for 43 years, retiring in 1996.

She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Bristol and was a member of the Bristol and Warren Senior Citizens Centers, a member of the Red Hat Society and the Royal Travelers of Fall River, Mass.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Her funeral will be held at 8:30 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Mary’s Church, 330 Wood St.

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Chestnut Street, Bristol.

Visiting hours are on Friday, Jan. 31, from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 330 Wood St., Bristol, RI 02809.

For online condolences, shared memories, information and directions go to www.sansonefuneralhome.com.

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