Ascension “Sanny” Mello, nee Santos, age 94,

Ascension “Sanny” Mello, nee Santos, age 94, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Rolling Hills Care Center in Lebanon, New Jersey. 

Born May 23, 1921 in Portugal, she came to America when she was 8 years old and moved to Massachusetts. 

She was the daughter of the late Antonio Santos and Maria Ascension Pedrosa-Santos. Ascension was married to the late Joseph C. Mello and moved to Jersey City, New Jersey. Resided in Union, NJ and then Weston, Florida before living with her son and daughter-in-law in Flemington, NJ in 2012.

Ascension is survived by her brother Joseph Bispo and his wife Margaret Bispo of Toms River, NJ. Also surviving are her three sons, Ronald Mello in FL, Robert Mello and his wife Jacqueline Mello of Flemington, NJ, Denis Mello and his wife Gail Mello of Davie, FL and four grandchildren, Brian Mello, Jessica Mello, Morgan Mello and Robert Mello.

Ascension was employed by the Board of Education in Union, NJ as a switchboard operator.

A private family visitation and prayer service are under the direction of Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 38 State Highway 31, Flemington, NJ.

Graveside committal prayers and interment will take place in Pompano Beach Cemetery, Pompano Beach, FL under the care of L.C. Poitier Funeral Home, Pompano Beach, FL.

Family and friends are invited to visit Ascension’s permanent memorial page at where they can share a public or private condolence and post stories and photos of Ascension’s life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Hunterdon Hospice, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822.