OBITUARY

Ida B. Santos

April 7, 1922June 8, 2018
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Ida B. Santos, 96, of New Bedford started her new life in heaven with Jesus on Friday, June 8, 2018 at home. She was the beloved wife of Manuel P. Santos, whom she truly missed and now gets to be with him again in paradise.

Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Antone and Dorothy (Constantine) Mello, she was a lifelong resident of the city and a proud graduate of New Bedford High School.

Mrs. Santos had worked as a skilled stitcher in various textile factories for several years before raising her loving children along with many others.

She was a communicant of the former St. John the Baptist Church where she was a very active member of the St. John Forever Young Club, Our Lady of the Rosary Sodality and the Couples Club. She was well known as the malassada lady of the parish. She was awarded the Marian Medal by Bishop Sean O’Malley for her dedication to her religion. She then became a communicant of Mt. Carmel Church where she was a member of the Lady's Club and the Mt. Carmel Seniors. She was also a member of the Moose Lodge and well known as the coffee lady for the Dartmouth Council on Aging Senior Center where she was also a member of their senior club.

She is survived by her daughters, Hanna J. Santos, and Brenda A. Howes and her husband David of New Bedford; two grandchildren, Kimberly Thompson and her husband Jacob and Nicole Holmes and her husband Gabriel of New Bedford; two great-grandchildren, Arianna Holmes and Connor Thompson of New Bedford, several nieces and nephews, and godchildren. She was predeceased by her siblings, Alfred, Alvaro and Adam Mello, Maria Bettencourt, Olympia Bolton, Eva Francis, and Albertina Cabral.

Her funeral will be held Friday, June 15, 2018 at 8 a.m. from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd, Dartmouth followed by a Funeral Mass at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Rivet Street, New Bedford. Burial in St. John's Cemetery. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com

  • FAMILY

  • The late Antone Mello, Father
  • The late Dorothy (Constantine) Mello, Mother
  • The late Manuel P. Santos, Husband
  • Hanna J. Santos, Daughter
  • Brenda A. Howes & her husband David, Daughter
  • Kimberly Thompson & her husband Jacob, Granddaughter
  • Nicole Holmes and her husband Gabriel, Granddaughter
  • She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Arianna Holmes and Connor Thompson, several nieces and nephews, and godchildren. She was predeceased by her siblings, Alfred, Alvaro and Adam Mello, Maria Bettencourt, Olympia Bolton, Eva Francis, and Albertina Cabral.
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Funeral Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Interment Friday, June 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Ida B. Santos

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Shirley Sylvia

June 12, 2018

Ida "I idolize ya" and hope to meet you in heaven "some one of these days"! You made us smile and we loved to hear your laugh. You were a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to those of us who were blessed with your friendship. Rest now in the safety and comfort of Jesus's arms.

Beverly Gracia

June 12, 2018

Ida was also so kind to me and my aunt elsie souza she always made us feel welcomed at the Mt. Carmel Seniors and she always made us laugh.

Ida was a wonderful person and she will be very missed she is now in heaven with my aunt and they will play bingo and have fun and my tia will always watch over her.

Thank you Ida for everything love you always

Judy Peters

June 12, 2018

My deepest sympathy to you Hanna , Brenda and family... My heart smiled when I saw the picture of your mom... it brought back SO MANY memories growing up and spending time with my mom at your house on weekends. Ida shared her love of crocheting and knitting with me so many times; whether it was teaching me how to make something, telling me "we'd better smash it Judy before your grandmother sees we not doing it right", or when she made me a deep purple knitted two piece bathing suit.. which of course didn't manage the jump in your back yard pool very well. Ida always had that contagious laugh, sparkle in her eye and most loving joy in her heart for every encounter I ever had with her. May Ida rest in peace and continue her prayer-filled happiness with those that welcomed her into heaven... I am better because I had the privilege in this life to have felt Ida's care, love and kindness. God bless... love Judy, Paul and family.

Christie Rogers-Larke

June 11, 2018

I have many fond memories of Tia Ida. Her quick and contagious laugh, her fun loving spirit and the many talks about faith. Her recollection of me faded during each phone call but she was still there. Even my son is able to speak about her and the few times he visited the home when I traveled back north. Fly with the eagles and sit at the table with your waiting family. Listen to Jesus tell you “welcome home” and to “come inside”.

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Biography

Ida B. Santos, 96, of New Bedford started her new life in heaven with Jesus on Friday, June 8, 2018 at home. She was the beloved wife of Manuel P. Santos, whom she truly missed and now gets to be
with him again in paradise.

Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Antone and Dorothy (Constantine) Mello, she was a lifelong resident of the city and a proud graduate of New Bedford High School.

Mrs. Santos had worked as a skilled stitcher in various textile factories for several years before raising her loving children along with many others.

She was a communicant of the former St. John the Baptist Church where she was a very active member of the St. John Forever Young Club, Our Lady of the Rosary Sodality and the Couples Club. She was well known as the malassada lady of the parish. She was awarded the Marian Medal by Bishop Sean O’Malley for her dedication to her religion. She then became a communicant of Mt. Carmel Church where she was a member of the Lady's Club and the Mt. Carmel Seniors. She was also a member of the Moose Lodge and well known as the coffee lady for the Dartmouth Council on Aging Senior Center where she was also a member of their senior club.

She is survived by her daughters, Hanna J. Santos, and Brenda A. Howes and her husband David of New Bedford; two grandchildren, Kimberly Thompson and her husband Jacob and Nicole Holmes
and her husband Gabriel of New Bedford; two great-grandchildren, Arianna Holmes and Connor Thompson of New Bedford, several nieces and nephews, and godchildren. She was predeceased by her siblings, Alfred, Alvaro and Adam Mello, Maria Bettencourt, Olympia Bolton, Eva Francis, and Albertina Cabral.

Her funeral will be held Friday, June 15, 2018 at 8 a.m. from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd, Dartmouth followed by a Funeral Mass at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Rivet Street, New Bedford. Burial in St. John's Cemetery. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com