Irene J. (Mendes) Botelho

December 6, 2018


Irene J. (Mendes) Botelho, 76, of Fairhaven, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018, at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with ALS. She was the loving wife of 57 years to Eugene V. Botelho.

Born and raised in New Bedford, one of the first set of triplets born in St. Luke's Hospital, she was the daughter of the late Seraphim and Mary (Mello) Mendes, she lived in Acushnet prior to settling in Fairhaven in 1975. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, in Fairhaven.

Mrs. Botelho had worked at New Bedford Manufacturing as a stitcher and later for AT &T and the Sippican Healthcare Center, in Marion. She was a devout Catholic and prayed daily to the Virgin Mary and St. Jude. Irene and her husband enjoyed spending the past 15 winters in Stuart, Florida but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband; three sons, Eugene S. Botelho and his wife Betsy of New Bedford, David M. Botelho of Fairhaven and Michael J. Botelho and his wife Laurie of Fairhaven; five grandchildren, Cameron, Paige, David G., Nathan and Ava Botelho; two sisters, Connie J. Marujo her triplet of New Bedford and Charlotte Pietraszek of Lux, FL and several nieces and nephews.

In accordance with her wishes she will be cremated and memorial calling hours are Thursday, December 13, 2018, from 4-7pm, in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, December 14, 2018, at 10am, in St. Joseph's Church, Fairhaven. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the ALS Assoc. MA Chapter, 685 Canton St., Suite 103, Norwood MA 02062.

Calling Hours

DEC 13. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)

Fairhaven Funeral Home
117 Main Street
Fairhaven, MA, 02719

Funeral Mass

DEC 14. 10:00 AM (EST)

St. Joseph Church
74 Spring St.
Fairhaven, MA, 02719

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