Maria Amelia Melo
(October 28, 1928 - February 18, 2019)
Maria was born on October 28, 1928 in São Miguel, Açores (Portugal). She married Agostinho in 1952 and had two children (Frank and Ana) while living on the island. Dad immigrated to Coaldale, AB in 1957. Maria, Frank and Ana joined him there in 1959, where Danny and Amelia were born. In 1967, the family moved to Pincher Creek, AB. Maria remained in Pincher Creek until November 2009, when she moved to Camrose, AB. She resided here until her passing on February 18, 2019 - Family Day and her wedding anniversary.
Maria had a deep devotion to Mary and prayed many rosaries daily. She spent her time in prayer - for family and all those in need. She seldomly missed daily Mass and praying the rosary with Mother Angelica on EWTN.
We have been so blessed to have such an amazing mom, grandma, and great-grandma. She will be lovingly missed by her two sons Frank and Danny (Carole), and two daughters Ana and Amelia (Kevin), ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
A prayer vigil was held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 21 from the St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church. A funeral mass was held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 22, 2019 from the St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, 5010 48a Ave Camrose. A memorial mass was held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2019, St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 958 Christie Ave Pincher Creek, AB.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the Hope Mission Edmonton "I pray everyone have enough to eat", or to the Foundation of St. Joseph's Seminary "Without priests we have no Mass".