Melva Louise D'ALMEIDA, 90, of Westfield, PA, formerly of Roswell, NM, Edison, NJ and Newark, NJ, died Monday, February 19, 2018 in Wheaton's Personal Care Home, Westfield, PA.
Born May 24, 1927, in Allamore, TX, she was the daughter of Melvin E. and Carrie M. Jarrell Bristow.
On November 21, 1945, in Las Cruces, NM, she married Manuel J. D'Almeida, who predeceased her on August 26, 2013.
She raised four children while helping to run her husband's business, Manny's Service Center in Newark, NJ for many years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing.
Surviving are: a son, John D'Almeida of Marlboro, NJ; three daughters, Louise (Karl) Paintner of Westfield, PA, Mary (Arthur) Hynes of Union, NJ, and Shirl (LaNora Klatt) D'Almeida of Maricopa, AZ; 12 grandchildren, Frank, William, Luke, Floyd, Amy, Dina, Tara, Austin, Amber, Brian, Daniel, and Cara; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a grandson, Eamonn Hynes; a brother, H.F. "Buddy" Bristow; and two sisters, Dora Shipman and Bena Pulley.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated 10:30 AM, Saturday, February 24, 2018 in Holy Spirit Church, 970 Suburban Road, Union, NJ 07083. The Rev. Armand Mantia was the Celebrant. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital at
Arrangements were entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.
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