[Marin County Obit Board]

Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 at 04:50:11 :

Independent Journal
Saturday, November 16, 1974
Page 6


Antone Almeda Mello of Petaluma, a retired rancher and school bus driver, died yesterday in a Petaluma hospital after a long illness. He was 69.

He was born in San Miguel in the Azores Islands and came to this country when he was 7 years old. His family settled in Gustine, Merced County. Mello went into the ranching business and later managed a dairy for Sen. Mark Hatfield in the San Joaquin Valley.

Later he moved to Novato where he worked as a custodian and bus driver for the Novato Unified School District before retiring five years ago.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Mello is survived by a son, William Mello of Petaluma; a daughter, Barbara J. Minard of San Diego; a brother, John Mello of Oakdale, Stanislaus County, and five grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Petaluma. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 8 p.m. Monday at t he Parent Funeral Chapel, Petaluma. Burial will be in Hills Ferry Cemetery, Newman, Stanislaus County.

A Death Notice in the same paper mention his late wife, Evelyn, his late brother Frank Mello, and his late sister Maria Clementino. He was the grandfather of David Machado, Dana Minard, Carmen Minard, Billy Mello and Lorena Mello.

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