Gloria M. Mello
1929 - 2021
Memorial Funeral Home
375 Broadway
Newport, RI
Gloria M. Mello
Gloria M. (Lapointe) Cormier Mello, 92, formerly of Newport, RI, died on July 18, 2021, at Saint Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich.
She was the former wife of the late Paul M. Cormier and the widow of the late Frank J. Mello.
Born in Worcester, MA on March 11, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred H. and Mary (Woods) Lapointe.
Gloria was a 1947 graduate of Commerce High School in Worcester, MA. Early in her life she worked for New England Telephone, then married and began to raise her family. She returned to work as a medical secretary for Dr. Yilmaz Durudogan and later his son, Dr. Hakan Durudogan. Her career continued as a personal assistant to Mrs. Eleanor Wood-Prince of Newport and Chicago until 2007.
She is survived by her sons Paul Cormier and his wife Nancy of Plymouth, MA, David Cormier of Newport, Stephen Cormier and his wife Jennifer of North Kingstown, her daughters Theresa Taylor and her husband Lee of East Greenwich, Mary Ann Lorenzana and her husband Dr. Alejandro of Westport, MA and Judith Moore and her husband Jon of Tiverton. She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Jamie Schiliro, Christen Peckham, James Peckham, Eric Cormier, Haley Little, Jared Cormier, Douglas Cormier, Samuel Cormier, Emilia Cormier and Victoria Cormier, Matthew Taylor, Lucas Taylor, Daniel Moore, and 11 great-grandchildren. Gloria was the stepmother of Gerald Mello, Wendy Glassman, Lisa Sousa, Janice Mello and the late Skip Mello.
She was the sister of the late Donald Lapointe and the late Richard Lapointe.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021, with calling hours from 8:30 AM-10:30 AM in the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Lucy's Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown, RI. Entombment will follow in Newport Memorial Park in Middletown.
Memorial donations may be made to Saint Elizabeth Community, 2364 Post Road, Suite 100, Warwick, RI 02886. Additional information at
Published by Newport Daily News from Jul. 19 to Jul. 22, 2021.
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Calling hours
8:30a.m. - 10:30a.m.
Memorial Funeral Home
375 Broadway, Newport, RI
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Lucy's Church
909 West Main Road, Middletown, RI
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Dave our sincere condolences on the loss of your mom
Rich Desantis &family
July 24, 2021
Gloria was an awesome friend who brought smiles to everyone when she e.ntered a room. I have not been in touch for the past few years but I do remember her and her beautiful family and I know she is watching over them now with love
Pam Sheldon
July 23, 2021
Jim and Stacey
July 20, 2021
May peace be with you all during this difficult time - She raised beautiful and loving children. I knew Mary and her family through horses, Judy through dogs and grooming and David as a co-worker at the old Post Office. My prayers are with you all.
Pam Serra Lendrum
July 20, 2021
Cindy, Nancy and Sandra
July 19, 2021
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