Jose Silva Mello of Bristol

A Renaissance man – A man before his time

Posted 5/26/20

Jose Silva (Melo) Mello of Bristol, Rhode Island, died on May 16, 2020, at home with his family by his side. He was born in Santo Amaro, Pico, Acores.

He was the beloved husband of Theresa Costa …

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Jose Silva Mello of Bristol

A Renaissance man – A man before his time

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Jose Silva (Melo) Mello of Bristol, Rhode Island, died on May 16, 2020, at home with his family by his side. He was born in Santo Amaro, Pico, Acores.

He was the beloved husband of Theresa Costa Mello. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his children, Lucia (Mello) Scott (Steven), formerly of Barrington, R.I., Paul Mello (Carol) of Bristol, R.I., and Jessica (Mello) Sousa (Paul) of Berkley, Mass. He also leaves six grandchildren, Shane Scott, Taylor Scott, Alana Sousa, Olivia Sousa, Brianna Mello and Dean Ponte Jr., and two great-granddaughters, Avah Mello and Jocelyn Mello. He joins in spirit his two granddaughters, Gabrielle Scott and Holly Ann Martineau.

Fondly called “Jose do Pico,” or "Mestre Jose Melo,” he was employed by Corretura Lda-Sao Miguel Azores, Pearson Yachts, Holby Marine, and Alden Yachts in Rhode Island.

He participated in the R.I. State Council on the Arts (RISCA) Master/Apprentice Program, specializing in Azorean Maritime Construction.

He is best known for his intelligent ingenuity. In 2017 he was recognized by the Musue do Pico Azores for his contributions to the Azorean Maritime Naval Construction. His greatest accomplishment was the installation of the Maritime Naval Construction Museum, dedicated to the Master Shipwrights of Santo Amaro Pico.

Due to the social distancing, the Mello Family is planning a Celebration of Life for Joe Mello at a later date this year.

Visit https://www.limafh.com/obituary/Jose-Mello for Photo Gallery & Virtual Museum Tour.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association https://www.lbda.org/donate and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research https://www.michaeljfox.org/donate.

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