TONY DeMELLO

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Service Information
Miller Memorial Chapel
1120 West Goshen Ave
Visalia, CA
93291
(559)-732-8371
Visitation
Monday, Jan. 9, 2017
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Miller Memorial Chapel
1120 West Goshen Ave
Visalia, CA 93291
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Rosary
Monday, Jan. 9, 2017
6:00 PM
Miller Memorial Chapel
1120 West Goshen Ave
Visalia, CA 93291
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Graveside service
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017
11:00 AM
Smith Mountain Cemetery
42088 Road 100
Dinuba, CA
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Obituary

Tony DeMello was born to Anthony and Lenora DeMello on August 1, 1918, in Traver, CA. The son of Portuguese immigrants from the Azore Islands, Tony was one of eight children. A life long farmer, Tony spent the majority of his life living in Orosi, CA, where he grew grapes and oranges. Tony met Marie George in 1936, and they were married in 1937. The marriage lasted 70 years, until Marie's passing in 2008, and produced two children, Marie Louise Mason, and Dianne Chappell. Happiest when he was outdoors and working, Tony remained spry deep into his 90's, and took an active role in farming on his property until 2014. Tony is survived by his brother Bill De- Mello; his sister, Bernice Silveria; daughter Dianne; grandchildren, Robert, Deborah, Jonathon, Michael, and Stephanie; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be held at Smith Mountain Cemetery, 42088 Road 100, Dinuba, CA, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Tony's name to Optimal Hospice Foundation, 2439 West Whitendale Ave #B, Visalia, CA 93277. Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millerchap el.com.
Published in the Fresno Bee on Jan. 10, 2017
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