Amber Mello was a beacon of determination and dedication. At the tender age of 10, she embarked on her first job as a paper carrier alongside her twin sister, April, serving 120 customers. Throughout high school, she managed multiple jobs to support her family, yet she remained an exemplary student, frequently making the honor roll, contributing to the cheerleading team, and engaging in the National Honor Society.
A mere 10 days post her high school graduation, Amber enlisted in the Navy, embodying resilience and vigor despite her small stature. During her service, she was unyielding in her pursuit of higher education and eventually became a first-generation college graduate. With the assistance of the GI Bill and Pell Grants, Amber completed her bachelor's degree in athletic training from Bridgewater State University in 1991, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Her journey continued as she acquired an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license and earned a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Northeastern University. For 25 years, she served as a Physician Assistant, spending 20 of those years with Prima CARE in Somerset, Massachusetts. Alongside her illustrious career, Amber was a loving wife and mother and is remembered dearly by her husband, Jeff Mello, and their two sons, Camden and Jordan.