Antonio Marques, 84, of Fairhaven passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Sacred Heart Home in New Bedford after a period of declining health. He was the husband of the late Arminda (Teixeira) Marques.
Born in Caneiro, Chaves, Portugal, son of the late Abilio and Guilhermina (Cadavilha) Marques, one of eight children, he came here as a teen and lived in New Bedford most of his life. Mr. Marques worked for Balf-Savin Construction in Connecticut. He was a member of the Portuguese American Athletic Club and the REX Club in New Bedford.
He is survived by his daughter, Christy Eires and her husband Antonio of Fairhaven; a grandson, Xavier Eires and the late Samuel Eires; a sister, Irene Barros and her husband Ronald of Marion and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Marques was cremated and a memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven, MA 02719.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.
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