Thursday, May 13, 2021


Nicholas J. Mele

Nicholas J. Mele, 86, of Westbrook, formerly of Wethersfield, beloved husband of the late Jean (Simons) Mele, died April 5 at Middlesex Memorial Hospital, Middletown. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late John and Josephine (Paternostro) Mele and lived in Wethersfield for most of his life before moving to Westbrook.

Prior to his retirement he owned and operated Premier Cleaners in Wethersfield. He was a longtime member of the Wethersfied Fire Dept. Co. #2 and was a longtime faithful communicant of St. Mark the Evangelist Church in Westbrook. He was also a veteran of the US Army.

He is survived by his beloved companion, Audrey Wilson, his brother John A. Mele, Jr., as well as several nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by his brother Michael, his sister Carmela “Mella” F. Mele, and his sister-in-law Jewel Mele.

Funeral services and burial will be private. A celebration of Nick’s life will be scheduled at a future date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Mikey’s Place, c/o 92 Chamberlain Rd., Wethersfield, CT 06109. The D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, Wethersfield, is entrusted with the arrangements. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit

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