John T. Farias
April 13, 2017
John T. Farias, 85, of Fairhaven, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital, in New Bedford. He was the husband of 57 years, to Mary (Medeiros) Farias.
Born and raised in Fairhaven, son of the late Antone and Maty C. (Pimental) Farias, he was a lifelong resident of the town and graduate of Fairhaven High School. Mr. Farias served in the Navy during the Korean War and later worked as a truck driver for almost 20 years for R.E.A. Express. After retirement he worked at the Mass Maritime Academy, in Buzzard’s Bay. John was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church, in Fairhaven.
He is survived by his wife; a granddaughter, Jo-Ann Allain of New Bedford and her late husband Rene and their children, Jarod and Scott; a nephew, Michael Farias and two nieces, Debra Farias and Sue Wolfgang and several other nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. John was the father of the late George Medeiros and brother of the late Lydia K. May, Antone Farias and his wife Alice and James Farias and his wife Lillian.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 11:15am, in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, in Bourne. The funeral will be gathering at the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven, at 9:30, prior to the service.