Of Revere, formerly of Cambridge, passed away unexpectedly on November 6, Born to Maria (Sousa) Lourena and the late Manuel DaCosta Melo in Portugal on October 2, 1960. Jorge came to the U.S. in 1978. He was the beloved father of Jorge M. Melo and his partner Gina McConnell of Revere, and his step-children Tabatha Mackay of Boston, Serena Mason of Dedham, and Edmund Cardoso of Haverhill. Dear brother of Maria Batista of Fall River and Gabriela Melo of Portugal. Cherished grandfather of Avery Cardoso, Maddock Mason, Logan Mason, Casey Mackay, Cori Mackay, Cameron Mackay and Alani DiFranco. Also survived by his nephews David and Michael Batista, cousins and friends.
Jorge worked many years at Sterlingwear of Boston where he was the VP of Facilities. He loved working with his hands whether it was tinkering on a project or working in his garden. He was a go-getter who was very rarely idle.
Visiting hours were on Thursday, November 10 from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. The Funeral in the funeral home and a Funeral Mass, in St. Anthony’s Church, were held on Friday.