May 2, 1959 - May 5, 2013
Terry Mello, 54, passed away Sunday at Kaiser Hospital in Vallejo surrounded by her family following a long and courageous battle with leukemia.
Born to Kenneth and Gayle McConlogue on May 2, 1959 in Vallejo, Terry grew up and lived most of her life in Vallejo. She was currently a resident of Rodeo. She attended St. Dominic's Elementary in Benicia and graduated from Benicia High School, Class of 1977. She worked in the restaurant business most of her working life. She enjoyed spending time with her family at her home in Lake County.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ken.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy; son, John (Kim Shaw) Sauerzopf; granddaughter, Anastasia Sauerzopf; mother, Gayle "Doodie" McConlogue; sisters, Holly (Rod) Gutierrez and Kathy Evans; brothers, Randy (Catherine) Kirkham and John (Joanne) McConlogue; her beloved dogs, "Shorty" and "Emmy"; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held 12 noon to 5 p.m., Friday, at Passalacqua Funeral Chapel, Benicia and after 6 p.m. Friday, at St. Dominic's Church, Benicia. A vigil service will be held 7 p.m., Friday and a Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, at St. Dominic's Church. Inurnment will be private.
Please visit the online tribute at PassalacquaFuneralChapel.com. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Passalacqua Funeral Chapel, Benicia 707-745-3130.
Published in TimesHeraldOnline on May 8, 2013