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Fredendall Funeral Home
Sunday May 1st, 2022
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Carol L. Mele

Carol L. Mele, 81 years old, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on April 21, 2022. Carol will be missed immensely, along with her sense of humor and her snarky remarks.

Carol was the daughter of Leonard M. And Thelma R. Cunningham. Cherished wife of John F. Mele M.D.

Carol was born July 17, 1940 in Stratford, NJ. Carol graduated from Anne May School of Nursing at Jersey Shore University Medical Center where she obtained her R.N. in August of 1961. She dedicated many years of her career working in a hospital, in addition to working in her husbands practice.

In 1987, Carol graduated from the University of Connecticut, at the top of her class with honors, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts.

When you did not find Carol sitting on the sidelines rooting for the Women's UCONN Basketball team, Carol was busy with needlepoint, traveling the world, sitting on the beach, rooting for her Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Cubs, playing her slot machines, tending to her garden, reading mystery books and keeping company with her beloved dogs.

Carol is survived by her son, John A. (AnnaRita) Mele; son, Christopher (Geralyn) Schembri; daughter, Suzannah Mele; daughter-in-law, Laura Schembri; brother, Leonard 'Butch' (Pat) Cunningham. Carol is also survived by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, Joanne (Erich) Gordon; nephews and many friends.

Carol was predeceased by her beloved son, Salvatore 'Shay' Schembri; beloved sister, Nancy Cunningham; and her parents.


Mom. I know that you are at peace now. We miss your snarky remarks, your smirks, but mostly when we came into the room you lit up. You will be forever missed. I know that you are with Shay and Nancy and in good hands. Love you. Tony and AnnaRita 💖

AnnaRita May 2 2022 12:53 PM

John so sorry to hear about Carol

herb zahlmann Apr 30 2022 6:56 AM

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JoAnne Gordon Apr 27 2022 11:26 AM

Carol and I shared a friendship that began in Kindergarten! I will miss talking to her on the phone and laughing about the "good old days." God bless her kind soul and her family.

Carol Stens Apr 26 2022 12:35 PM