OBITUARY

Edward A. Arruda

October 20, 1923April 5, 2019

Edward A. Arruda, age 95 of New Bedford passed away peacefully on Friday, April 5, 2019 in Royal Taber Street Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with his family at his side. He was the loving husband of Eva (Fernandes) Arruda, to who he had been married for 46 years.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Manuel and Maria P. (Santos) Arruda, he resided in both Dartmouth and New Bedford. He served in the United States Army Signal Corps during WWII, serving in the Philippines. He was employed at Braley’s Creamery as a pasteurizer and later by the former US Furniture and later Stan and Paul’s as a salesman.

Ed loved his family, gardening and his fruit trees; he also enjoyed golf and bowling. He loved to travel with his beloved Eva, especially their trips to Madeira and the Azores.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Steven Arruda and his wife Etsuko of CA and David Arruda and his wife Janet of Dartmouth; a stepdaughter, Karen Walega of Acushnet; a stepson, Richard Walega and his wife Carolyn of FL; two grandchildren, Leah and Rachel, two step-grandchildren, Kathleen and Richard; and three step-great- grandchildren, Tabitha, Maxwell and Holland.

His funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 10:00AM in St. Mary’s Church, 783 Dartmouth Street, S. Dartmouth. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be at 2:30PM in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. To leave a note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

1 May

Funeral Mass

10:00 am

St. Mary's Church

783 Dartmouth Street
Dartmouth, MA 02748

1 May

Burial

2:30 pm

Massachusetts National Cemetery

1 Connery Lane
Bourne, Massachusetts 02532

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Edward A. Arruda

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Paul Ramos

April 15, 2019

My condolences to you Eva, Steve & David. Eddie, I will always remember you and my dad playing cards on Monday nites at our house, and those cigars of yours My brother Joe & I will always cherish the memories we had of you and our father ,will never forget the loving friendship you an my dad had . May God welcome & keep you in his love.

Carlos, Fatima and Monica Lopes

April 15, 2019

We will miss you Ed, Mr. Arruda and will always remember your visits, having you over and enjoying your company with Eva, Mrs. Arruda, and at Christmas and New Year's Eve, all the wonderful memories. Our deepest sympathy.

Brenda Howrs

April 14, 2019

Uncle Eddie was actually my 2nd cousin but will always be remembered with fond emotions of times pasted on. He always presented himself as a respectable well manored gentleman. He is a well remembered part of my heritage and though life stopped us from seeing each other more often the times we did share will remain in my heart.

Joseph Darmofal

April 9, 2019

Mr. Arruda was a great neighbor and will always remember him. Thankyou Arruda for knowing you since I was 10 years old. My Prays are with you and your family. God Bless and R.I.P.

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FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Edward A. Arruda, age 95 of New Bedford passed away peacefully on Friday, April 5, 2019 in Royal Taber Street Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with his family at his side. He was the loving husband of Eva (Fernandes) Arruda, to who he had been married for 46 years.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Manuel and Maria P. (Santos) Arruda, he resided in both Dartmouth and New Bedford. He served in the United States Army Signal Corps during WWII, serving in the Philippines. He was employed at Braley’s Creamery as a pasteurizer and later by the former US Furniture and later Stan and Paul’s as a salesman.

Ed loved his family, gardening and his fruit trees; he also enjoyed golf and bowling. He loved to travel with his beloved Eva, especially their trips to Madeira and the Azores.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Steven Arruda and his wife Etsuko of CA and David Arruda and his wife Janet of Dartmouth; a stepdaughter, Karen Walega of Acushnet; a stepson, Richard Walega and his wife Carolyn of FL; two grandchildren, Leah and Rachel, two step-grandchildren, Kathleen and Richard; and three step-great- grandchildren, Tabitha, Maxwell and Holland.

His funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 10:00AM in St. Mary’s Church, 783 Dartmouth Street, S. Dartmouth. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be at 2:30PM in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. To leave a note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com