Deolinda Prada Loved Her Edgartown Home

Deolinda (Del) Mello Prada died peacefully on May 28 at Windemere Nursing Home. Del loved the home where she lived for 65 years on Clevelandtown Road in Edgartown. She loved people, family, helping others, all God's creatures, flowers and trees. She had a special love for cats. Del loved to cook and bake, and always had a fresh cake or pie ready for company. She worked at home, later for Conors Market, Madeiros Electric and the Kelly House, during the filming of Jaws.

Her pleasant smile and happy outlook will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her children, Raymond Prada Jr. of Bryant Pond, Me., and Judith Prada Counsell of West Tisbury; three grandchildren, Alden Prada of Maine, Sharon Amaral of Edgartown and Pamela Amaral of Oak Bluffs, and two sisters, Gen Prada of Edgartown and Pal Spencer of Newport, R.I. She was predeceased by her brother, John Mello.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, at the Old Westside Cemetery in Edgartown.