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Vera Mello
March 1928 November 2009
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Vera Mello passed away at the age of 81, at Brandel Manor. Visitation will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, with recitation of the rosary to follow at 4 p.m. at Allen Mortuary. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.
Vera was born and raised in Turlock. She attended Washington Grammar School and graduated from Turlock High School before going to beauty college. She was a homemaker and also worked seasonally at night for Hume Cannery. She then worked sales at Arden’s and at JayVee’s before retiring in the 1970s. Vera enjoyed child care, gardening, music — especially Elvis — and was very meticulous about her flower garden. She belonged to the Women of the Moose Lodge since 1997 and Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
She is survived by son, Darryl (Connie) Mello of Denair; daughter, Charlene Cook of Turlock; sister, Gladys Winter of Turlock; grandchildren Angela Finn, Jason Mello and Ryan Cook; and two great grandchildren.
Allen Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.