Gale E. (Hart) Dutra, 72, of New Bedford, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020 at Brandon Woods in New Bedford. She was the wife of the late Mario J. Dutra. Gale was born in New Bedford the daughter of the late Thomas A and Edith (Fiske) Hart. Mrs. Dutra worked as a certified nurse’s assistant for many years at Saint Luke’s Hospital and Hathaway Manor. Mrs. Dutra was a member of the Pacific Union Congregational Church in Westport She enjoyed coloring with stencil pencils, crocheting, and making crafts, taking care of her animals especially her dog Charlie. She cherished the time she spent with her family and friends. Her family would like to thank the staff at Brandon Woods of New Bedford and Compassionate Care Hospice of Southeastern Massachusetts for the care and compassion they provided to Gale and her family. Survivors are her daughter: Crystal M. Dutra of New Bedford; two sisters: Constance Viger of Boynton Beach, FL; Meredith Ponsart of Largo, FL; several aunts, nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Clara Bielewicz, Patricia Boyer, Louie, Roger, and Sheldon Viger; companion of the late Arnold Harrison. Calling Hours for Gale will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 8:30am to 11am with a funeral Service at 11am in the Donaghy-Hathaway Funeral Home, 465 County Street, New Bedford. The Service will be available by live service cast, along with the register book on Gale’s tribute page at www.hathawayfunerals.com . (facial coverings and social distancing are being followed at the funeral home, the staff will assist all who are attending) Burial will follow in Saint John Cemetery, New Bedford.
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