Colleen (Mello) Furtado, 64, of Westport passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 14, 2021 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. She was the loving wife of 47 years to Jeffrey M. Furtado.
Born in Fall River, daughter of Irene (Dias) Mello of Somerset and the late Arsenio “Sammy” Mello, she grew up in Swansea and settled in Westport 18 years ago. Collen loved animals and also enjoyed her various collections.
She is survived by her husband Jeff; her mother, Irene; children, Christopher Furtado of Somerset and Tiffany Ann Furtado of Westport; two grandchildren, Mason Furtado and Christian Bagley; a sister, Sheila Mello of Fall River; two brothers, David Mello and his wife Priscilla, Brian Mello and his wife Sheryl and the late Steven Mello and his wife Carol Mello all of Swansea; and several nieces and nephews. Colleen was also the sister of the late Joyce Gillet and Rosemary Mello.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 21, 2021 at 10 am in St. John of God Church, Somerset followed by interment at Beech Grove Cemetery, Westport. All other arrangements are private, under the direction of the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton Street, Somerset. For memorial register please visit, www.hathawayfunerals.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Colleen’s name to the ASPCA, 424E. 92nd St., NY,NY, 10128-6804
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ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals)
424, E. 92nd Street NY 10128