William "Bill" Mellom of Pawleys Island S.C. Formerly of Riverside R.I.and Enfield CT. Beloved husband, brother, uncle and great uncle passed away at home on Nov. 11th after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Providence R.I. to Edward and Ruth (Conklin) Mellom on Feb. 28, 1938.
Bill graduated from East Providence High School (class of '55) and went on the study at the University of R.I. (class of '60).He was a man with a big heart who always offered a helping hand to his family and friends. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
He leaves behind his wife Joyce (Masters)Mellom of Pawleys Island S.C., his sister Elizabeth "Betty" Paiva of Riverside R.I., his niece Carolyn Venceslau of Marlborough CT, nephew Paul Paiva and wife Cathy of Middleboro MA., nephew Michael Paiva and wife Annette of Greenville R.I. and many neices and nephews.
His family will receive friends on Friday, November 20, from 3-5 PM at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd., Enfield. His Funeral will take place on Saturday, November 21, starting at 9 AM at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Joseph Church, Suffield. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Priest for Life, PO Box 236695, Cocoa, FL 32923 or Rachel's Vineyard Retreat Ministry, c/o Respect Life Office, 271 Finch Ave., Meriden, CT 06451.
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