NESHANNOCK TWP., PA (MyValleyTributes) – Mary Lou Flamino Melder, 84, of Hunters Woods, Neshannock Township, died Thursday, April 11, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born April 4, 1935 in New Castle to the late Domenick and Yolanda (Colecchi) Flamino.
Mary Lou graduated from New Castle High School, class of 1953 and earned a Nursing Diploma from New Castle Hospital, class of 1956.
She was married to Robert F. Melder, Sr. for 61 years. The wedding was held June 1, 1957 in St. Mary’s Church where she was a member.
She was employed as a registered nurse at both local hospitals and in the offices of local physicians. She retired in May 1996 from Rex Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Mary Lou enjoyed all family gatherings, sports activities of her grandchildren and Saturday morning breakfast with dear friends.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Robert F. Melder, Jr. (Faunda) of Neshannock Township and Trevor F. Melder of West Monroe, Louisiana; three daughters, Lisa (Jim) Barge of Neshannock Township, Jaime (Rick) Moran of Linesville, Pennsylvania and Julie (Steve) Penny of New Wilmington; one granddaughter, Andrea (Dennis) Wagner; three grandsons, Matthew Barge, Maxwell Melder, Grant Melder; one great-grandson, Leyton Wagner; two sisters, Margaret Flamino of Neshannock Township and Corinne Cote of St. Pete Beach, Florida; three brothers, David Flamino of Neshannock Township, Walter Flamino of New Castle and Paul Flamino of Odenton, Maryland and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were one sister, Christine Flamino (Cosmo) Bordonaro; four brothers, Roger, Arthur, Chester and Brady Flamino; three nephews, Gary, Jeffrey and Brian Flamino and an infant niece, Dawn Marie Cote.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Per her request, the casket will be closed.
Family and friends will be received from 11:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m on Saturday, April 13, 2019, in St. Mary’s Church.
A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m in the church on Saturday, April 13.
Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Arrangements handled by J. Bradley McGonigle Fueral Home and Crematory.