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John Mello
  • February 13, 1960
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  • July 10, 2020

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John Richard Mello IV, age 60, died on July 10, 2020 in the loving arms of his wife, Jayne, with whom he celebrated 20 years of marriage. He was born on February 13, 1960 in Medford, Massachusetts. John was a quality assurance technician at Axcelis Technologies in Beverly, Massachusetts before becoming ill with metastatic bladder cancer. John was the oldest of seven children and was predeceased by his brother Michael. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Shirley and Frank Gochakowski along with a son Jeffery Mello and a daughter Chantel Mello and granddaughter Shirley. He had a wonderfully close relationship with his in-laws, Thomas Mangone and Geri Freeman. He adored his several nieces and nephews.
John was proud of his twenty-two years as a sergeant in the United States Army. This allowed him to travel and see the world. John most loved traveling to the beaches of the Caribbean ocean with his wife. John had many motorcycles through the years and loved sharing stories of his adventures on the Autobaun in Germany with his Harley Davidson.
He enjoyed spending time in nature and walking the trails of New England. He loved listening to the birds in the morning as they gathered in the big maple tree outside his bedroom window.
John had an infectious smile, a contagious laugh, and a compassionate spirit. He will be greatly missed.
A celebration of his life will take place at a later date.


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  1. 18 Sep 2020
    Elison Talabong says:
    I met John last year as a new hire at work! We immediately connected since we are both retired military veterans! Right away, I can feel his true fighting spirit & sincerity as we first had some short, but great conversations. My deepest condolences to John's entire Family and loved ones. He shall never be forgotten and will always be missed. Rest in Peace, my dear Brother in Arms.

  2. 15 Jul 2020
    Jill Davis says:
    So sorry to hear about John, he was always so friendly at work and made it a point to say hello! I am thinking God had a bigger plan for his friendly face and he is now smiling forever. My thoughts go out to his family.

  3. 14 Jul 2020
    Geri Freeman says:
    John is my sweet son-in-law. I have known him over 20 years and have been so happy that my daughter chose him as her husband. He has been an important part of our family and will be missed forever. Goodbye dear John.

  4. 14 Jul 2020
    Geri Freeman posted an image:
    I have known John for over 20 years.  He married my daughter and became an important part of our family.  I thought of him as my son.  My heart is broken because of the loss of this sweet man.  I will miss him always.
    I have known John for over 20 years. He married my daughter and became an important part of our family. I thought of him as my son. My heart is broken because of the loss of this sweet man. I will miss him always.

  5. 14 Jul 2020
    Annmarie Stevens says:
    There was never a time I passed John in the hallway, or saw him in the cafeteria at Axcelis, that he didn't have a smile and at least a "Hello." He was a genuinely nice person who will be missed by so many. My deepest condolences to his family and friends; he was way too young to go. Rest in Peace, John.

  6. 14 Jul 2020
    John Nasser says:
    John was/is a wonderful person. Easy going and kind.
    We shared many good talks here at Axcelis over the years. Our most recent, was his desire to possibly retire to the Villages in Florida.
    My sincere condolences to Jayne and his family.
    Rest in Peace my friend, you'll be sadly missed.

  7. 14 Jul 2020
    Ken Glasser says:
    So very sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace John....

  8. 14 Jul 2020
    Karan Malhotra says:
    I never got a chance to work with you but heard a lot of good things about you. May you rest in peace.

  9. 14 Jul 2020
    Wendy Colby says:
    John was a colleague of mine at Axcelis, I always loved speaking with him about his upcoming trips and adventures he was planning outside of work! Such a kind man, always asking how the day is going with a smile. He was the kind of guy you knew that genuinely cared about the interactions you were having with him. He will be dearly missed at Axcelis. My sincerest condolences to the family.

  10. 14 Jul 2020
    Karl Cho lit a candle:
    Lit since July 14, 2020 at 7:14:57 PM

  11. 12 Jul 2020
    Brian Mello lit a candle:
    Lit since July 12, 2020 at 7:19:15 PM

  12. 12 Jul 2020
    LusaMoore says:
    He was the older of 7 but what was left out was his family ....... Brian Mello Brenda Mello Shirley Johnson Lisa Moore Frank Gochakowski

  13. 12 Jul 2020
    Carol Burnham lit a candle:
    Lit since July 12, 2020 at 7:40:18 AM

  14. 11 Jul 2020
    Cynthia terry says:
    Jayne Our thoughts and prayers and a loving hug go out to you during this very sad time in your life. I so enjoyed watching your photo’s on Facebook from your different travels to just different birds or flowers around your home and even that recent ugly snake, such wonderful memories you’ll have to keep you safe. Always Cynthia Terry & family

  15. 11 Jul 2020
    Paula Newcomb lit a candle:
    Lit since July 11, 2020 at 7:46:22 PM

  16. 11 Jul 2020
    Juanita Gorman says:
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending healing prayers and hugs to all. I wish I got to meet you in person John, Rest In Peace...

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