Hope B. Mellion


Mellion, Hope B., 95, died Saturday, February 2, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich.  She was the beloved wife of the late Benjamin Mellion. Born May 5th, 1923 in Providence, the daughter of the late Herman and Rebecca Kortick Abrams. Hope was a WWII Navy Veteran, serving in Washington, DC using the skills acquired at Bryant and Pembroke Colleges. She was a charter member of the Cranston-Warwick chapters of Hadassah and served as chairman and President for two years earning the prestigious Woman of Valor Award in 1964. For many years, Hope gave her time to help the disadvantaged and the infirm as a dedicated volunteer for the Rhode Island Food Bank and children and families of the Ronald McDonald House of Providence. Hope was an avid reader and shared her passion reading for the blind on local radio. She was a generous financial supporter to many of her favorite charities dedicating much of her time and energy to philanthropic causes. She also found time for Bridge Club and Mahjong with her closest friends. Hope’s family and friends will fondly remember her exquisite fashion sense and culinary expertise; especially her perfectly delectable baked goods, most notably, her lemon chiffon whipped cream cake!  Devoted mother of Richard Mellion and his wife, Deborah, of Warwick and Michael Mellion and his wife, Catherine, of Pawtucket and sister of the late Lila Green. Loving grandmother of Adam Mellion, Kate Linden, Hannah Mellion and Eliza Mellion. Funeral services and Shiva will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Ronald McDonald House of Providence, 45 Gay Street, Providence, RI 02905.


  1. Cecelia T Kelliher
    Feb 3, 2019

    I fondly remember Hope as a patient partner at the Warwick Duplicate Bridge Club many years ago. I am truly sorry to hear of your loss.

  2. leon juskalian
    Feb 5, 2019

    dear richard, i am offering my deepest condolences; so sorry for your loss

  3. Linda and Joel Licker
    Feb 12, 2019

    Dear Deb and Richard, so sorry to learn of Hope’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Linda and Joel

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