Manuel Machado

September 22, 2022


FAIRHAVEN-Manuel F. “Manny” Machado, 77, of Fairhaven passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 22, 2022 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford.  He was the loving companion of Diane E. Rocha of Fairhaven and the former husband of the late Bertha (Frias) Machado.

Born and raised in Furnas, St. Michael, Azores, Portugal, son of the late Jose Manuel Machado and Teresa Maria (Vieira) Machado, he came to New Bedford in 1969 and settled in Fairhaven seven years ago. Manny served in the Army in Portugal and later worked as a commercial fisherman for many years on several fishing vessels from New Bedford Harbor. He was a member of the New Bedford Fisherman’s Club and was an avid bird watcher.  He loved sports especially the Boston Red Sox and also loved animals, his English Bulldog Harley, his two cats and his bird.  He also enjoyed his group “the Manny’s” group of friends.

He is survived by his dear companion, Diane;  his loving children, Sandy M. Borges and her husband Roberto of FL, Steven Machado of FL, Christine Machado of New Bedford, Michael J. Machado of New Bedford and Manuel Machado, Jr. and his companion Andrew Rys of Dartmouth;  nine grandchildren, Joshua A. Borges, Sgt Katelyn Borges, US Army, Colby Borges, Seth Machado, Madison and Mason Glossip, Eli and Aubrey Machado and Avery Soares;  three great grandchildren, Adrian and Kayliana Machado and Seth Machado, Jr.;  his mother in law, Elaine L. Rocha of Fairhaven;  sister in law, Jeannine Rocha of Fairhaven;  brother in law, Jimmy Rocha of Fairhaven and several nieces and nephews.  Manny was the brother in law of the late David Rocha.

Calling hours are Tuesday, September 27, 2022 from 4-7pm in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.  Cremation will follow.  For memorial register or facility directions please visit, In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a Bird Sanctuary of your choice in Manny’s name.

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