Chelmsford — Angelo Melle, 83, of Chelmsford, died unexpectedly Friday, June 7, 2013, at his home. He was the husband of the late Marsha (Palermo) Melle, who passed away in 1991.
Born September 26, 1929, in Lawrence, he was a son of the late Giacomo, and the late Angela (Chiarameda) Melle, attended the local Lawrence schools, and graduated from McQuade Jesuit High School.
Mr. Melle served with the United States Army in Europe for a year and a half.
He was employed by Wang Laboratories for over 20 years, until his retirement. Angelo was employed in the electronics field since he was honorably discharged from the United States Army. In his free time, he enjoyed horse racing.
He is survived by a granddaughter, Stephanie Murphy of Chelmsford; a sister, Frances V. Salvio of Farmington, Conn.; a brother-in-law, Arthur Passaretti of Houston, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Francis Melle, Anita Braga, Mary Melle, and Rose Passaretti.
ARRANGEMENTS: You are invited to his calling hours, 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 15, at the McDonough Funeral Home, 14 Highland St., Lowell. 978-458-6816. His burial will take place privately. Memorials in his name may be made to the Monastery of St. Clare, P.O. Box 333, Lowell, MA 01853. Please visit www.mcdonoughfuneralhome.com to send the family an e-condolence.