Mary Barboza

August 1, 1922July 28, 2018

Mary (Reis) Barboza, 95, of New Bedford, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Our Lady’s Haven in Fairhaven. She was the wife of the late Stanley Barboza for 73 years.

She was born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Joseph and Amelia (Anacleto) Reis.

Mrs. Barboza had many interests including gardening, knitting, crocheting, cooking and baking. She made the best lemon meringue pie. She had a fondness for clothes and jewelry and absolutely loved children. Mary was a devoted mother and grandmother who took great pride in her grandchildren whom she adored.

She is survived by a son, Robert Barboza and wife Maureen of Bridgewater; three daughters, Marie DePina and husband Henry of Fairhaven, Amy Seiders and husband Edward of New Bedford and Denise Arsenault and husband Peter of Rochester; eleven grandchildren, Craig, Christopher, Jeffrey, Brett, Eric, Jonathan, Brian, Elizabeth, Steven, Erin and Keith; twelve great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Rachel, Jacob, William, Sophia, Bryce, Abigail, Charlie, Natalie, Dominic, Eli and Colin; one great-great-grandchild, Lydia; three sisters, Mariana Nunes, Dorothy Martin and Matilda Fernandes; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, John, Manuel and Frank Reis, Casilda Silvia and Emily Gonsalves.

Her Funeral will be held on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 9 a.m. from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Julie Billiart Church, 494 Slocum Rd., Dartmouth. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday 5-8 p.m. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online tributes please visit:


  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


  • Visitation Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Funeral Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Burial Friday, August 3, 2018

Mary Barboza

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Maria Iafrate

August 6, 2018

To all of Mary's family. I was so sad to hear of Mary's recent passing. She was always such a pleasure to be around, her warm smile will be missed. May God be with all of you. Mary, rest in peace and continue to smile on the rest of us.

Linda Nichols

August 2, 2018

My Dear Aunt Mary who I had chosen as my Confirmation Godmother...always kind, loving always eagerly listen to what you are saying....smiling that beautiful smile!
Was happy I got to spend time with her and watching her favorite...Everyone loves Raymond! Enjoyed hearing her laughter!!
Rest in Peace Lovely Aunt Mary!

Darlene Doulette

July 31, 2018

I could never have asked for a better GODMOTHER than my beautiful aunt Mary . Growing up she always said “yes” when I asked to sleep over as a child . I can remember her taking me downtown to get something special for me . She always included me in her family events like I was her own daughter . She’ll always be in my heart .GOD bless her and welcome her into heaven .♥️🙏🏻♥️