Dartmouth Funeral Home

230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth, MA


Maria Berta Serpa

March 17, 1945September 13, 2020

Maria “Berta” Serpa, 75, of Dartmouth, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020 surrounded by family, at home, following a long illness. She was the wife of Jose A. Serpa with whom she shared 50 years of marriage.

Born in Horta, Faial, daughter of the late Antonio and Maria DeLima, she came to the United States at the age of 21 and settled in New Bedford, before she retired in Dartmouth.

Mrs. Serpa worked at the Acushnet Company for several years.

Berta had an infectious laugh and always had a joking demeanor. She was always happy and loved spending time with family, especially at family gatherings. She loved going out dancing on Saturday night with the family. She enjoyed cooking and singing in the kitchen. She especially loved watching the boys play hockey and watching the girls dance, as well as spending “girl-time” with them.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Robert L. Serpa and his wife Angela and Steve L. Serpa and his wife Carla, all of Dartmouth; her siblings, Natalia DaRosa of Dartmouth, Alice Pimental of Lisbon, Manuel Lima of Florida, Noelia Vasques of New Bedford and Fernando Lima of Georgia; four grandchildren, Koryn, Colby, Nathanial, and Kennedy Serpa; and several nieces and nephews. Berta also had a sister, Luiza DeLima, who passed away at a very young age.

Her funeral will be Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 8 a.m. from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Rivet St., New Bedford. Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery, New Bedford. Visiting hours Friday from 5-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association MA Chapter, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.

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

Limited Seating at Funeral Home and Church.


18 September


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth

230 Russells Mills Rd.
Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02748

19 September

Funeral Mass

9:00 am

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church

Rivet St.
New Bedford, Massachusetts


Maria Berta Serpa

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Joyce Dafonte

September 17, 2020


We are deeply saddened by the news of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.
The Dafonte/Leal family

Armanda Dunn

September 16, 2020

Tia Berta, she would light up a room, and make us all laugh with her jokes. I will always remember and cherish; Sunday rides around Horseneck Beach, Ft. Rodman, family picnics, long talks, and my fondest Memory of all, dancing in Vavo’s living room with my aunts Berta, Noelia, Alice, uncle Fred, and their friends.I was so young, she would take my hand and we would dance around the living room having the best time❤️❤️Forever in my heart, until we meet again ..xoxo Mandy

Pat Stinson

September 16, 2020

Sending my sympathy to the Serpa family . May you all be comforted in knowing that so many of us share your loss. She was a special lady who I was blessed to call my friend. RIP Berta. 💜💜💜

Carla Dasilva

September 16, 2020

So sorry for your loss

Jane Kirby

September 16, 2020

Rob, Steve and the entire family- My condolences for the loss of your Wife and your Mother. She was a special lady who always had a smile and I will always remember her laugh. She is with the Lord and she no longer suffers. Rest in Peace.

Bobby Horta

September 16, 2020

Jose Alberto, Rob, Steve and Family:

We are all heartbroken to have lost our dear friend Berta. She will never be forgotten. She will be held close to my heart always. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I know she is in heaven with all our friends and family waiting for us. Love you guys and I am here for you.


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