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Dartmouth Funeral Home

230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth, MA

OBITUARY

Arlene F. Gouveia

August 27, 1944July 4, 2020
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Arlene F. (Beard) Gouveia, 75, of Dartmouth passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020 surrounded by her family after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth Gouveia for exactly 56 years as they were married on the Fourth of July.

Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Clarence and Florida (Charette) Beard, Arlene graduated from Dartmouth High School and lived most of her life in Dartmouth. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Dartmouth.

Arlene and her husband owned and operated The Hair Center on Dartmouth Street. Her hobbies were knitting, painting, and reading. She enjoyed traveling with her husband. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Arlene will be remembered by all as a warm, kind-hearted and caring individual. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sons, Kenneth Gouveia, Jr. and his wife Josselyn of Dartmouth and Kevin Gouveia of Dartmouth; three grandchildren, Kelly Tavares and her husband Tyler, Ryan Gouveia, and Justin Gouveia; a sister, Sheila Delano; and two nephews, Joel and Thomas, all of Dartmouth.

Her funeral will be Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 9 a.m. from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 789 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, New Bedford. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, July 8, 2020 from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168; www.dana-farber.org or your favorite charity in Arlene’s name. For online tribute/directions www.waring-sullivan.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020

  • Funeral

    Thursday, July 9, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, July 9, 2020

  • Burial

    Thursday, July 9, 2020

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Judi Gifford

July 21, 2020

Dear Ken and family,
I remember you both like it was yesterday when we lived on Holland Ave and you on Dartmouth St. and our kids went to Cushman and Demello schools.
Very sorry for your loss and will share with you that it will take time to get use to this but will never get over it. Paul has been gone 6 years on the fifth of July.
Our deepest sympathy. Judi Gifford and family.
Gifford Marine Co 💔🙏🏽

Dorothy Carvalho (Steele)

July 21, 2020

Remember Arlene from school, Girl Scouts etc. Always a nice person. My deepest sympathies to the family and her sister Sheila

PETE ROSA

July 21, 2020

Arlene, you were a gem. All these years later, I can still see you in school. Always a wonderful wonderful human being. Kenny and family, I pray GOD gives you peace as you move forward. Pete Rosa, Florida Note: I believe Arlene is 2nd row 4th from the right

Patricia Faria

July 12, 2020

Mr Gouveia,
My deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful wife. It was my honor to get to know you both. The love and care you gave to her was beautiful. God Bless you and may she rest peacefully.

Durelle Masciarelli

July 8, 2020

To Arlene's family,

I am sorry for your loss at this time. At least Arlene is resting in peace. I will keep Arlene and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Dorothy (Hathaway) Eskind

July 7, 2020

Arlene and I shared many wonderful years in school. She was sweet and kind and a loving friend. Every life she touched was better for it. Even though I am far away in Texas; my heart is with Kenny and her family. She will be missed, loved and remembered always.

In our hearts forever
Curtis and Dot

Norman Frechette

July 6, 2020

Ken,
My sympathy to you and your family.
Norm Frechette

Eileen Connor

July 6, 2020

My deepest sympathy ! Keeping all of you in my
Thoughts and prayers May Arlene be at peace!
Sincerely Eileen Connor

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Biography

Arlene F. (Beard) Gouveia, 75, of Dartmouth passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020 surrounded by her family after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth Gouveia for exactly 56 years as they were married on the Fourth of July.

Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Clarence and Florida (Charette) Beard, Arlene graduated from Dartmouth High School and lived most of her life in Dartmouth. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Dartmouth.

Arlene and her husband owned and operated The Hair Center on Dartmouth Street. Her hobbies were knitting, painting, and reading. She enjoyed traveling with her husband. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Arlene will be remembered by all as a warm, kind-hearted and caring individual.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sons, Kenneth Gouveia, Jr. and his wife Josselyn of Dartmouth and Kevin Gouveia of Dartmouth; three grandchildren, Kelly Tavares and her husband Tyler, Ryan Gouveia, and Justin Gouveia; a sister, Sheila Delano; and two nephews, Joel and Thomas, all of Dartmouth.

Her funeral will be Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 9 a.m. from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 789 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, New Bedford. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, July 8, 2020 from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168; www.dana-farber.org or your favorite charity in Arlene’s name. For online tribute/directions www.waring-sullivan.com.