Gloria R. (Deneault) Lopes

March 12, 2018


Gloria R. (Deneault) Lopes, 84, of West Wareham, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 12, 2018, at Tobey Hospital. She was the wife of the late Lizandre "Lee" Lopes with whom she shared over 63 years of Marriage.

Born in Everett, MA, daughter of the late Ralph and Palma (Fontaine) Deneault, she moved to New Bedford as a small child. Gloria worked in the local mills as a stitcher and later worked in retail sales. She loved to knit and would donate her knitted sweaters and hats to the local police department who would pass them along to children in need. She loved receiving photos of the children wearing her creations.

Gloria would greet everyone with a smile on her face and was a very welcoming, loving, kind and caring person. She had a great sense of humor and loved life. She had many friends and easily made new ones. She and her husband, Lee, enjoyed ballroom dancing, traveling and spending time with friends.

Gloria loved BINGO, games and especially playing cards. She could play Skipbo for hours and she was very good at it. She also enjoyed occasional trips to casinos, blueberry picking and spending time with her family and friends but her greatest joy was her family. Gloria showed great courage and tenacity in the last year of her life after losing her beloved husband Lee.

Gloria is survived by her three daughters, Jeannine Lima and her husband Fred of Ball Ground, GA, Donna Lopes of Acushnet and her long-time companion Sam Nicolosi, and Cheryl Lopes and her fiancé Ray Randall of Wareham; three grandchildren, Michael Bennett, Jr., Kristen Delphos and Matthew Bennett; and six great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Alice Hebert, Irene Jette and Leo Deneault.

Calling hours are Friday, from 4-7pm, in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.

Her funeral will be Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 10:00am, from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at 11:00am, in St. Joseph's Church, Fairhaven. Cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142, or the DAV, 19 Willis St., New Bedford, MA 02740.

Calling Hours

MAR 16. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Fairhaven Funeral Home
117 Main Street
Fairhaven, MA, 02719


MAR 17. 10:00 AM (EDT)

Fairhaven Funeral Home
117 Main Street
Fairhaven, MA, 02719

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