Joseph E. DeMello
Joseph E. DeMello, 84, a longtime resident of Northfield, died Monday, November 11, 2019 at the Golden View Health Care Center in Meredith following a short period of failing health. Joe was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania and adopted by Ernest and Virginia DeMello of Brooklyn New York. He went on to study at several colleges; including Brooklyn College, Hunter College and upon moving, Northeastern University. He moved to Northfield from Brooklyn living here for 60 years. He worked as a chemist at R.T. Vanderbilt in Norwalk, Connecticut and International Packing Corporation in Bristol, New Hampshire later retiring in 2003. Joe's accomplishments included being an Eagle Scout, getting the Order of the Arrow award and singing in the city choir of New York City. He also wrote a chapter for the R.T. Vanderbilt handbook and was a chairman of the Boston Rubber Group. He was an avid and vocal supporter of community activities in Northfield. During his lifetime, he loved singing in St. Mary's choir.
He was predeceased by a son, Mark J. DeMello in 2005 and brother Ernest DeMello
He leaves his wife Dolores “Dee’ A. (Constantine) DeMello of Northfield
Two daughters, Susan Oehlschlaeger-Hildreth of Gilford
Lauren R. Hull of Auburn
A grandson, Aaron Oehlschlaeger of Los Angeles, California
A sister in law, Maryanne DeMello of Brooklyn, New York
Following Joe's wishes, there are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary of the Assumption Church of St. Gabriel Parish.
A Mass Celebrating Joe's life will be held Friday, November 15, 2019 at 10:00 A. M. at the St. Mary of the Assumption Church of St. Gabriel Parish, Chestnut St. in Tilton. Burial will be held at a later date.
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