McEwen Funeral Service-Pineville Chapel

10500 Park Road, Charlotte, NC


Rose "Ross" Gomes

25 January , 19498 July , 2019

Ross, 70, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019 at Pelican Health in Charlotte. He was in the company of his loving family and in the devoted care of Hospice & Palliative Care of Charlotte.

Born January 25, 1949 in Tanzania, Africa, he was the son of Nicholau Gomes and Leoniza D’Souza Gomes. Following graduation from St. Joseph’s High School in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania. Ross immigrated to the United States in 1970 where he furthered his education, graduating with a degree in Electrical Maintenance from Gaston College as well as a degree in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning from Central Piedmont Community College. His career began in the textile industry in Charlotte, NC and ended as an electrician when he retired in 2004 in Charlotte, NC.

Ross was a member of St. Patrick’s Cathedral for most of his life and most recently St. Vincent de Paul.

The joy of Ross’ life was gardening, cooking, pets, and family. He was married to his wife of 44 years, Agnes Gomes. He was also a devoted father and grandfather. An avid gardener, Ross spent years in his backyard growing local vegetables and many exotic vegetables from India. He also spent years perfecting his culinary skills, creating dishes from his native land of India.

He is survived by his beloved wife Agnes Fernandes Gomes; two children, Jonathan Gomes and Jeremy Gomes; and three beloved grandchildren; Olivia Gomes, Allison Fritz, Ethan Fritz; daughter in-law Jennifer Lee, all of Charlotte, NC. He is also survived by his sisters, Theresa Gomes, Remy Gomes and brothers; Paul Gomes, Tony Gomes, Effie Gomes and Joe Gomes.

He was preceded in death by his brother Dominic Gomes and his sister Anne Pinto.

A service to remember Ross’ life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 12th at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at 6828 Old Reid Rd., Charlotte, NC 28210. There will be a viewing at the church beginning at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive friends following the service at Quail Hollow Estates Clubhouse, 7301 Quail Meadow Lane, Charlotte, NC 28210.

For those wishing to send memorial gifts, please consider the Humane Society of Charlotte, NC (www.HumaneSocietyofCharlotte.org) or Hospice & Palliative Care, Charlotte Region (www.hpccr.org).


  • Visitation Friday, 12 July , 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, 12 July , 2019


Rose "Ross" Gomes

have a memory or condolence to add?

Vivian . A. D'Souza

11 July 2019

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family.
To me, it is a sad memory of the distant past.
If memory serves me right, I was a next door neighbor of the Gomes family when Dominic and Rose were born, living in adjacent ground floor flats in Dar es Salaam. I was 10 years old when Rose was born and have distinct memories of the time he was born and playing with him as a child. I was constantly in and out of their flat.
Our family moved to India, in 1952 and I lost contact with the family, till I returned to Dar es Salaam in 1959. I emigrated to the USA in 1969, and several years later received the sad news of the death of Rose's older brother Dominic in the New York area.

Though under very sad circumstances, it would be wonderful to
establish contact again with Rose's family.

It appears that he had a successful career, and was a devout Catholic, much like his parents were.
May is soul rest in ternal peace. I will remember him in my prayers.

Vivian A. D'Souza. (USA & Goa. India)

Beth Manning

10 July 2019

Dear Agnes, May God continue to bless you! Condolences to you and family! We will pray for him . May he Rest In Peace in Jesus name! Amen. We love you!

Ann Batson

10 July 2019

My thoughts are with you and your family during this sad time.
With Love,

Janie Spencer

10 July 2019

Ross was a fine person, hard working. Agnes may you feel God’s comfort and love ,I know you will miss Ross.