Barbara A. Lopes
March 13, 1937 – May 5, 2018
Barbara A. (Sylvia) Lopes, 81, of Fairhaven, passed away May 5, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital following a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late John S. Lopes, Jr.
Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Manuel and Helena Sylvia, she had resided in Dartmouth for over 40 years before moving to Fairhaven 5 years ago.
She was a graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 1955 and a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Dartmouth.
Mrs. Lopes had worked in the school cafeterias at Dartmouth High School then DeMello Elementary School for over 20 years, retiring as manager in 1999.
She was a member of the St. Mary’s Ladies Guild, the American Legion Auxiliary #459 and the 40&8 Veterans Cabane. Barbara was an avid reader, enjoyed to travel and loved spending time with her grandson Bryan whom she adored.
Her family includes two daughters, Robin A. Lopes of Fairhaven and Susan A. Lapp of Idaho; her grandson Bryan A. Hancock of Fairhaven; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Laura M. Robinson, Mary Malecek, Leonard, Kenneth, Manuel, Joseph, Frederick and John Sylvia.
Her Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 783 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth followed by burial in St. Johns Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Stroke Association, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451-8750. For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com
- The late Manuel Sylvia, Father
- The late Helena Sylvia, Mother
- The late John S. Lopes, Jr., Husband
- Robin A. Lopes, Daughter
- Susan A. Lapp, Daughter
- Bryan A. Hancock, Grandson
- She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Laura M. Robinson, Mary Malecek, Leonard, Kenneth, Manuel, Joseph, Frederick and John Sylvia.
- Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 16, 2018
- Burial Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Barbara A. Lopes
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May 15, 2018
Robin & Family, I was so sorry to read of your moms passing. Robin, I knew right away before even seeing the name that this was your mom, you look just like her. I remember your mom from years ago seeing her around the school. She always had such a lovely smile. Please accept my deepest sympathies at this most difficult of time.
May 14, 2018
Barbara will surely be missed by all of her friends here at Fairhaven Social Day. She truly was a friend to all of the other clients here and was truly loved.
Elizabeth (Sylvia )& Anthony Reis
May 12, 2018
Auntie Barbara you were always a lot of fun. Glad I got to speak with you and find you after so many years. You will always be in my heart. My deepest sympathy to the family. Know she was a blessing to all who knew her. I remember marching in the parades together with our children at the Dartmouth Middle School. Love you to the moon and back.. RIP Auntie