Agnes (Botelho) Soares

October 19, 2019


Agnes (Botelho) Soares, of New Bedford, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home. She was the wife of the late Antero C. Soares.

Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Manuel and Agnes (Marks) Botelho, she was a lifelong resident of the city. Agnes was formerly employed as a Food Service Supervisor at the Taber Street Nursing Home in New Bedford for many years prior to her retirement. She was very much loved and respected by all.

Agnes enjoyed her gardening at home, playing BINGO and knitting hats, especially for the newborns at St. Luke's Hospital, and then shawls for the needy at her church.

She is survived by her son, Douglas Soares and his wife Mary of Sanbornville, NH; her granddaughter, Tiana Resendes and her husband Gerald and their son Jeremiah of New Bedford; four grandsons, Michael and his wife Katherine and their children, Hayley and Tommy all of Astoria, NY, Thomas of Londonderry, NH, Christopher and his partner, Tristan Curtin and Anthony and his wife Annelise of Denver, CO; also survived by her cousin and caregiver, Nancy Rose of New Bedford and her best friend, Sharon Frias of Dartmouth (who was always there for her). Agnes was the mother of the late Diane Soares, sister of the late Alice McClay.

Calling hours are Friday, from 4-7pm, in the Donaghy-Hathaway Funeral Home, 465 County St., New Bedford. Her funeral will be Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 9am, from the funeral home followed by a Mass Of Christian Burial at 10am, in St. Julie Billiart Church, No. Dartmouth. Interment will be private.

Calling Hours

OCT 25. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Donaghy-Hathaway Funeral Home
465 County Street
New Bedford, MA, 02740


OCT 26. 9:00 AM (EDT)

Donaghy-Hathaway Funeral Home
465 County Street
New Bedford, MA, 02740

Funeral Mass

OCT 26. 10:00 AM (EDT)

St. Julie Billiart Church
North Dartmouth, MA

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