Obituary, Frank DeMello

Frank DeMello, 78, of Yucca Valley, (CA) formerly of New Bedford, died at home Monday, Jan. 22, 1996, after a long illness. He was the husband of Dorothy DeMello and son of the late Joseph and Constantina (Caetano) DeMello.
He was born in New Bedford and lived in New Bedford before moving to California in 1951. He was formerly employed by the city of New Bedford Police Department as a police officer and by McDonald Douglas Aircraft in California as a machinist. He later worked for the Department of Defense for 20 years until his retirement in 1979.
Mr. DeMello was a World War II Navy veteran, having served aboard the USS Franklin Carrier, surviving the bombing in March of 1945. He was a member of the 704 Club (the number of survivors of the USS Franklin bombing), Knights of Columbus, American Legion and the Elks Lodge.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Mary Lou DeCruz of New Bedford; a stepson, Paul DeMello of Torrance, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Pauline Eubanks of Torrance, Calif.; a brother, George DeMello of South Dartmouth; three grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Joseph DeMello and Eunice Mills.
Arrangements are by the Wiefels and Son Funeral Home, Yucca Valley.

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