Theresa Meli born July 20, 1924 in Queens, New York. Graduated Andrew Jackson High School in 1942. The only girl in her high school class to attend college. Graduated from Hunter College School of Nursing in New York City. Worked as a trauma nurse at Queens General Hospital in the emergency room. Married to Paul Meli November 29, 1952 until his passing in August 29, 2016. During her children’s school years she worked as a school nurse and volunteered with numerous charities in New York. She is survived by two sons, Dr. Paul Meli an orthopedic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale and Dr. Richard Meli ((Dione), an anesthesiologist in Fort Lauderdale, and six grandchildren Richard Meli , Thomas Meli, Gabriel Meli, Michael Meli, Ava Meli and Mia Meli.
The family will receive friends, Thursday, December 27th., from 4:00 p.m.- 7:00p.m., at the Baird Case Jordan Fannin Funeral Home, 4343 Nprth Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Coleman Catholic Church, 1200 South Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, Florida 33062, on Friday, December 28th., at 11:00 a.m.
Interment will be at South Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Crockett Foundation http://www.crockettfoundation.org/donate-now