John E. De Mello, Jr and Nikki R. Virgillo announced their union as husband and wife. The marriage took place in Krabi, Thailand on Jan. 8, 2014, where they honeymooned and toured the country.
John is the son of John & Chong DeMello, Sr. of Southington. He graduated Southington High School in 2002. He graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the Naval Postgraduate school with a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. He is employed with the Department of the Air Force as a Captain and is assigned to the Pentagon.
Nikki is the daughter of Faith and Thomas Virgillo of Cranford, N.J. She graduated from Cranford High School and with a bachelor’s in Biology from Duke University and a masters in Environmental Sciences & Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is employed with The Nature Conservancy as a Carbon tree specialist.
The couple currently lives in the Washington D.C. metro area.