June 1936 ~ August 2020_x000D_
Irene was born to Manuel and Rose Mello in 1936. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed working on various sewing projects. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi. Irene was a Brownie, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts Leader, and more recently enjoyed her membership with the Modesto Horseless Carriage Club. Irene was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and enjoyed cooking and entertaining for family and friends and always looked forward to luncheons with her cousins.
She is survived by her husband Bob Abraham; children Michael (Cheri) Bianco and Sharon (Walter) Soares; siblings Manuel Mello and Dan Mello; grandchildren Bryan Soares, Dustin Soares, Darrin Soares, Brooke Naef and Heather Kaplan; step son Bob Davis Jr., and numerous great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and belated husband Pete Bianco.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Irene’s memory to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356, LWC (Local Warriors Club), P.O. Box 801, Turlock, CA 95381 or American Parkinson’s Disease, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305.
Due to covid restrictions, private family services will be held at Turlock Memorial Park.
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Kathy & Alan Smith saysSeptember 1, 2020 at 7:43 pm
So sorry for the loss of your mother. She was always so kind and welcoming.
A smile that was very sincere when you would see her. May she rest in peace.
Carolyn Elmquist Brown saysSeptember 1, 2020 at 1:12 am
Sharon & Family,
Your mom was always such a delight to be around and my mom really enjoyed working with her and thought of her as a really great friend.
Tonette Nunes Wilkerson saysAugust 30, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Sharon, Michael and family, my sincere sympathies for the loss of Mom. I have so many memories of staying with you guys and one that comes to mind is when Sharon and I were putting makeup on her and doing her hair. She sat there and just let us do our magic. I can hear her laugh and see her smile. May all your memories give you comfort during this difficult time. I was blessed to have her as my Godmother. Rest in Peace Irene
Katherine Higgins saysAugust 30, 2020 at 5:39 pm
My thoughts and prayers go out to Bob and Sharon and Michael and their families and also her brother Manuel..I went school(Turlock Hi)Irene was a Beautiful person inside and out..I reconnected with Irene thru Eddie Santos..He said to me I want you meet my favorite cousin..we went Bob & Irene’s that’s when I reconnect With Irene. IM SO SORRY..MAY SHE RIP..SHE WENT HOME TO BE THA LORD..NO MORE PAIN OR SUFFERING WE LOVED YOU AND WILL MISS YOU. KATHERINE HIGGINS & Eddie Santos
Sharon Soares saysAugust 30, 2020 at 3:08 pm
Dear Mom, I didn’t think this day would be so hard, I am so glad you are at a better place free of pain, no more suffering,
You We’re so talented in so many ways, I remember when you made me an outfit everyday of the week,, no one had outfits as darling as mine going to school, or when friends stop by you always had bread coming out of the oven or something wonderful to feed them, my memories will hold on to me forever, but I will miss touching your hands and combing your hair and feeding you,,
Sandra Vieira saysAugust 29, 2020 at 10:59 pm
Irene we had such wonderful times with you and Bob in the Horseless Carriage club. You are such a wonderful friend.Rest in peace sweet Lady. SANDY AND STEVE
Manuel A Mello saysAugust 28, 2020 at 4:34 pm
My Dear Sister: There is so much that I can say about her. When we were kids at home I never seen mom or dad get after her for anything and that holds true until her dying day She was always was a good person. She went thought alot in her life but always came out with a smile.
Doug Mello saysAugust 26, 2020 at 3:09 am
So many memories were made out at the ranch. We always felt welcome and loved when we there. Even when we were doing crazy kid things. Auntie Irene was an amazing woman who will remain in our hearts until we see her again.
Bob, Sharon, Mike–our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jenelle Guinn saysAugust 25, 2020 at 6:24 pm
We loved Auntie Irene and we know she loved us! She was one of the most talented people I know! She was an inspiration to me and I will always remember the long talks we had these past years! We will miss her but we also know we will see her again one day❣️
Praying for peace for Bob, Sharon and Mike!
Love, Jenelle and Bob Guinn
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