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Maria S. (DeSousa) Goncalves

November 9, 2019

Obituary

Maria S. (DeSousa) Goncalves, 77, of Fairhaven, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, Saturday, November 9, 2019. She was the loving wife of 52 years to Americo Goncalves.

Born in Quinta Grande, Madeira, Portugal, daughter of the late Jose and Olivia (Martins) DeSousa, she came to New Bedford in 1973 and settled in Fairhaven in 1982. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Fairhaven.

Maria had worked at Aerovox and also as an inspector at the Berkshire Hathaway until her retirement. She loved gardening, especially growing flowers (orchids), sewing and animals.

She is survived by her loving husband Americo; a son, Alvaro Goncalves and his fiancé Julie Fostin of Fairhaven; a daughter, Catrina Goncalves of Fairhaven; two brothers, Jordan DeSousa and his wife Conceicao and Alvaro DeSousa all of Dartmouth; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Goncalves was the sister of the late John Perry, Joseph and Antonio DeSousa and Conceicao Vitor.

Calling hours are Sunday, from 3-6pm, in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven. Her funeral will be Monday, November 18, 2019 at 9am, from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am, in St. Joseph's Church, Fairhaven. Interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Mattapoisett.

Calling Hours

NOV 17. 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)

Fairhaven Funeral Home
117 Main Street
Fairhaven, MA, 02719

Funeral

NOV 18. 9:00 AM (EST)

Fairhaven Funeral Home
117 Main Street
Fairhaven, MA, 02719

Funeral Mass

NOV 18. 10:00 AM (EST)

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

Interment

NOV 18 (EST)

St. Anthony's Cemetery
North St.
Mattapoisett, MA

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