James Mele of Dedham, after a long illness and with his family by his side, passed on June 7, age 68.

Beloved husband of the late Donna Marie (Manning) Mele.

Son of the late William J. and Josephine (Spinale) Mele.

Loving brother of Salvatore, Madeline and William J. Mele.

Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in James' name may be made to: St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Friends and family will gather at the funeral home in James' memory on Thursday, June 10 from 4-7pm Memorial Mass on Friday, June 11 at 10AM in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington St, Newton. Burial of his ashes to follow at Newton Cemetery.