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Denise Gelo

Denise Ann Gelo

Thursday, January 12th, 1956 - Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
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Denise Ann Gelo, 62, of Melbourne, FL was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

Denise was born on January 12, 1956, to parents Lieutenant Colonel Louis Del Do SR and homemaker Grace Del Do in Atlanta, Georgia. With devoted military service, the Del Do family moved often, and finally settled in Indialantic, FL, where Denise was a class of 1974 alumni at Satellite Beach High School.

She devoted her adult life to her passions in the healthcare field. After graduating from the University of Florida with a bachelor of science degree in nursing, Denise went on to serve as an emergency room nurse, a home healthcare worker, and as the director of the health clinic at Northwood University in South Florida. In 2000, she reluctantly left the field due to illness, yet maintained her nursing license through the year 2018, always hoping to return. Her compassion for others and her positive outlook on life made this chosen career a perfect fit for her.

Denise was an avid reader, and often recounted her enjoyment of being able to spend hours in the college library, devouring the information that deepened her knowledge of medicine, healing, and caregiving. She was also a strong mother who led with gentleness and wisdom. Her example of love will continue to be cherished by her surviving children, Danny Gelo (Maryjo) and Alexa Thompson (Daniel), and by her grandchildren, Evelyn and Claire Thompson.

She was predeceased by her parents, Louis and Grace Del Do; brother, Lieutenant Colonel Louis Del Do JR; and sister, Diane Pugh. She is survived by a loving aunt, cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Sincere gratitude is extended to Pinewood Estates ALF, Hospice of St. Francis, and the various doctors and nurses who have shared their care and dedication to Denise and her family over these years.

A Mass will be held on Friday, December 14th at 11am, at the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church at 3050 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic, FL. Burial will follow at the same location in the HNJ Memorial Gardens. Arrangements have been made by Beach Funeral Home in Melbourne, FL.
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  • Service

    Friday, December 14th, 2018 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, December 14th, 2018 11:00am
    Location
    Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
    Address
    3050 N. Highway A1A
    INDIALANTIC, FL 32903
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  • Interment

    Friday, December 14th, 2018 |
    When
    Friday, December 14th, 2018
    Location
    Holy Name of Jesus Memorial Gardens
    Address
    INDIALANTIC, FL 32903

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