Maria do Espirito Santo Melo

January 5, 2018


Maria do Espirito Santo Melo, 82, de Faial de Terra, Sao Miguel, Azores, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 5, 2018, surrounded by her adoring family.

She was the devoted wife of the late Jose Fernandes Medeiros and the loving mother of four daughters, Maria de Lurdes Braga of East Providence, Rhode Island, Ana Isabel Couto of Taunton, MA, Maria Angelina Melo of Faial de Terra, Sao Miguel, and Carla Bento of Fort Pierce, Florida. She is survived by her four daughters and their spouses, seven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

Mrs. Melo had a beautiful, loving, caring, humorous soul that was inimitable. She was a light in her family's lives, spreading joy and laughter. Mrs. Melo enjoyed being in the company of her family, playing with her dog Leandro, singing, crocheting, and entertaining all with her witticism and clever remarks. She will be greatly missed.

Her calling hours will take place at the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, in Taunton, MA, on Friday, January 12, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Church services will be held at the St. Anthony's Church, in Taunton, MA, at 10:00 a.m., followed by the burial at the St. Joseph's Cemetery, in Taunton, MA.

Calling Hours

JAN 12. 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780

Funeral Mass

JAN 13. 10:00 AM (EST)

Saint Anthony Church, Taunton
126 School Street
Taunton, MA

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