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Dennis S. Vasconcellos

January 8, 2018

Obituary

Dennis S. Vasconcellos, 75, of New Bedford, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018, at St. Anne's Hospital, in Fall River, after a period of declining health. He was the husband of the late Lynda J. (Newsome) Vasconcellos and longtime companion of Michelle A. Gerrior.

Born in New Bedford, son of the late Ernest A. and Evangeline (Leandro) Vasconcellos, he was a lifelong resident of the city, a 1959 graduate of New Bedford High School and communicant of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at St. James Church.

Dennis served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War as an Air Traffic Controller and later worked as a Correction Officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for over 30 years attaining the rank of Captain before retiring in 1997. He also received his Associate Degree from BCC in Law Enforcement.

Dennis was a Past President of the Golden Agers Club at the New Bedford Moose Lodge and a member of the Plymouth County Police Officer's Association, the VFW Post 1 of New Bedford, the MA Correction Officer Retirees and was the Past Commander of the MA D.O.C. Tactical Team.

He is survived by a daughter, Lisa V. Villeneuve of Orlando, FL; three grandchildren, Matthew, Mark and Andrew Villeneuve all of Orlando, FL and his companion, Michelle.

Calling hours are Thursday, from 4-8pm, in the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County Street, New Bedford.

His funeral will be Friday, January 12, 2018, at 9:00am, from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at 10:00am, in Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at St. James Church, New Bedford.
Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, New Bedford.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Calling Hours

JAN 11. 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)

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

Funeral

JAN 12. 9:00 AM (EST)

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

Funeral Mass

JAN 12. 10:00 AM (EST)

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at St. James Church NB
New Bedford, MA

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