Fernando J. Monteiro

December 3, 1950May 16, 2018

Fernando J. Monteiro, age 67 of New Bedford passed away after a 5 year courageous battle with lung cancer on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Patricia (Slowik) Monteiro to whom he had been happily married for 36 years.

Born in Portugal, a son of the late Miguel DaSilva Monteiro and Maria (deJesus) Monteiro, he was a longtime New Bedford resident. He attended school in Portugal and was member of the Portuguese Military. Fernando was a communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and was employed as a machine operator for New England Ropes for 34 years. Fernando was a loving husband, father and father in-law and a devout family man. He enjoyed trips to New Hampshire with his family and was an avid soccer fan, who was known for his smile.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by two sons, Kevin Monteiro and his wife Stephanie of New Bedford and Jonathan Monteiro of New Bedford; two brothers, Alfredo Santos of New Bedford and Antonio M. Monteiro of New Bedford; and a sister, Maria Orquidia Monteiro of Portugal; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Maria Rosa Monteiro.

Fernando’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the Southcoast Hospital Physicians; Dr’s John Podkowa Jr., Alvin Marcovici, Elizabeth Blanchard, Patrick Gagnon and Richard Miller.

His funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8:00AM from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at FAIRLAWN MORTUARY, 180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719 followed by a funeral mass at 9:00AM in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 235 North Front Street, New Bedford. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00PM. Contributions in Fernando’s name may be made to: Center for Cancer Care, Southcoast Hospitals, For tributes and online


  • The late Miguel DaSilva Monteiro, Father
  • Maria (deJesus) Monteiro, Mother
  • Patricia (Slowik) Monteiro, Wife
  • Kevin Monteiro & his wife Stephanie, Son
  • Jonathan Monteiro, Son
  • Alfredo Santos, Brother
  • Antonio M. Monteiro, Brother
  • Maria Orquidia Monteiro, Sister
  • He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Maria Rosa Monteiro.


  • Visitation Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, May 19, 2018

Fernando J. Monteiro

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May 17, 2018

Dear Pat
My thoughts and prayers are with you so sorry for your lost

Sandra Souza

May 17, 2018

Dear Pat, Jonathan, Kevin & Stephanie,
My deepest sympathy to all of you for the loss of a wonderful husband & father. May you all know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Sandra Souza

Rita Pereira

May 17, 2018

Dear Pat and Family,
Fernando was a loving and caring man that shared many years in your life as a wonderful husband and father. He'll be missed by everyone who had the opportunity of knowing him, his sense of humor and happy disposition was refreshing and brought happiness to everyone around him.
May God give you the strength and courage to heal your sorrow.
My deepest sympathy! Love, Rita

Stephanie Monteiro

May 16, 2018

You welcomed me into your family 10 years ago... I will forever be grateful for the love you showed me. I will miss your winks and you calling me sweets. No matter where you are ... you are always with us. Thank you for raising a great son ❤️