Melissa Medeiros 43 of New Bedford passed away suddenly, on March 12, 2019, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the daughter of Cheryl (Durgin) Rinehart of New Bedford and the late Jose Medeiros. She was born in New Bedford and was a life long resident. She was employed as an attendant at a laundromat. Survivors include her mother, her son Michael Gonzalez of New Bedford, her sister Jessica Rinehart of New Bedford, her brother Jonathan Rinehart of Randolph and her companion Joe Amaral of New Bedford. Melissa will be cremated.