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Dartmouth Funeral Home

230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth, MA

OBITUARY

Louis Abrantes

February 12, 1938January 10, 2020
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Louis “Louie” Abrantes, 81, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital on January 10, 2020.

Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Joseph and Constantina (Moniz) Abrantes, he was a communicant of St. Julie’s Parish in Dartmouth, MA. He raised his family in Dartmouth before moving to New Bedford 20 years ago. He and his wife have been wintering in Eustis, FL for over 25 years.

Louie entered the U.S. Navy at 17 years old and retired as a 1st class petty officer after 20 years of service. He spent most of his time on fuel tankers and ended his career on an aircraft carrier as a steam engineer and was able to travel all over the world during that time. For the next 15 years, he worked for Dartmouth schools in the maintenance department. He ended his working career as a groundskeeper at the Country Club of New Bedford.

He loved spending time with his family. He also enjoyed golfing, traveling, playing cards with friends, “tinkering” around and dancing with his Florida friends at the weekly dances.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Gertrude Abrantes. His children, Kevin Abrantes and wife Cheryl of Dartmouth, Kim Raposa of New Bedford, Mark Abrantes and wife Renee of West Warwick, RI, and Michelle Mauricio and husband Mario of Dartmouth. Six grandchildren, Cheyenne, Crystal and Shayne Raposa, David Lord, and Jesse and Jared Mauricio. Five great-grandchildren, Devin Nunez, Cody Raposa, Mia and Shayne Raposa, and Evelyn Lord; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Joseph Abrantes, Constantina Cardona, Mary Doucette, Manuel Abrantes and Rose Santos.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 5-8 p.m. in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. His Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 10 a.m. in St. Julie Billiart Church, 494 Slocum Rd., Dartmouth, Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Old Fall River Rd., Dartmouth. Flowers welcome or donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington D.C. 20090. For online tributes, please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com

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  • Alzheimer's Association

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Burial Thursday, January 16, 2020

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Gene & Rosemary Griffith

January 18, 2020

Gert and Family , our sympathies in your loss . We shared many good times in FL . RIP. Louie .

Cathy (Whitehead) Rivera

January 11, 2020

Kevin,Mark, Michelle and Kim My condolences to you and your family .Very sorry for your loss..May your dad RIP..🙏

Robert Sivil

January 11, 2020

Michelle, Kim, Mark and Kevin, my family sends it’s deepest condolences on the passing of Uncle Louie. Please hug Auntie Gert for me. You guys are all in our thoughts..
Respectfully,
Robert Sivil and family

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Biography

Louis “Louie” Abrantes, 81, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital on January 10, 2020.

Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Joseph and Constantina (Moniz) Abrantes, he was a communicant of St. Julie’s Parish in Dartmouth, MA. He raised his family in Dartmouth before moving to New Bedford 20 years ago. He and his wife have been wintering in Eustis, FL for over 25 years.

Louie entered the U.S. Navy at 17 years old and retired as a 1st class petty officer after 20 years of service. He spent most of his time on fuel tankers and ended his career on an aircraft carrier as a steam engineer and was able to travel all over the world during that time. For the next 15 years, he worked for Dartmouth schools in the maintenance department. He ended his working career as a groundskeeper at the Country Club of New Bedford.

He loved spending time with his family. He also enjoyed golfing, traveling, playing cards with friends, “tinkering” around and dancing with his Florida friends at the weekly dances.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Gertrude Abrantes. His children, Kevin Abrantes and wife Cheryl of Dartmouth, Kim Raposa of New Bedford, Mark Abrantes and wife Renee of West Warwick, RI, and Michelle Mauricio and husband Mario of Dartmouth. Six grandchildren, Cheyenne, Crystal and Shayne Raposa, David Lord, and Jesse and Jared Mauricio. Five great-grandchildren, Devin Nunez, Cody Raposa, Mia and Shayne Raposa, and Evelyn Lord; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Joseph Abrantes, Constantina Cardona, Mary Doucette, Manuel Abrantes and Rose Santos.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 5-8 p.m. in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. His Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 10 a.m. in St. Julie Billiart Church, 494 Slocum Rd., Dartmouth, Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Old Fall River Rd., Dartmouth. Flowers welcome or donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington D.C. 20090. For online tributes, please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com