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Mellett, Joseph C. Sr.

Joseph Coleman Mellett Sr., a longtime resident of Dedham, died Saturday, July 2, 2022 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was 79. Joe was born May 22, 1943 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Coleman Joseph and Nora Elizabeth (O’Malley) Mellett, immigrants from Ireland. After high school, Joe earned his associate degree from Newbury Junior College and then enlisted in the US Coast Guard where he served for four years until his honorable discharge in 1968. He worked as an assembler for General Motors. After his retirement Joe worked as a property manager for First Highland Corporation in Hyde park and then for the First Baptist Church in Westwood. Joe was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 422 at General Motors, and a member of the Dedham Men’s Club. Joseph was the husband of the late Anne Marie “Tina” (Mulkern) Mellett who predeceased him five days earlier, and the brother of the late James Michael Mellett, Thomas Peter Mellett, Anne Marie Kelley, and Noreen Smolinsky. He is survived by his sons, Joseph C. Mellett Jr., and his wife Lauren, of Walpole, and Shaun E. Mellett, and his wife Celeste, of Quincy; his daughter, Erin Anne Mellett, and her fiance Dennis Love, of Hingham; his sister, Mary Burns of Walpole; and his grandson Patrick Joseph Allen. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the Folsom Funeral Home 87 Milton St, Dedham Tuesday, July 5, 2022 starting at 8:30 am and proceed with us to St. Mary’s Church, 420 High Street, Dedham for Joe and Tina’s funeral mass at 10 o clock. Interment for Joe and Tina will be held Wednesday, July 6th at 12:45 pm at the National Cemetery at Bourne. In lieu of flowers donations in Joe’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Suite 205, Framingham, MA 01701 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Mrs. & Mrs. David M. Allen, Sr.
    July 2nd, 2022 | 3:34 pm

    Now I shall light the candle to guide them both. Blessings.

  2. July 3rd, 2022 | 11:42 am

    It is so fitting that Joe and Tina will be laid to rest together. This is how they did everything for the 40 plus years we have called them our best friends. Family was most important to them and we were honored to be a part of theirs. Though they will be missed they left all of us with wonderful memories.

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