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Frank Joseph Carvalho Jr.

October 30, 1947April 27, 2020

Frank J. Carvalho Jr., age 72 of New Bedford, passed away Monday, April 27, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with cancer. He was the husband of Maylou (Cataldo) Carvalho to whom he had been married for 48 years.

Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Frank and Mary (Gananca) Carvalho, he was a lifelong resident of the city and a graduate of New Bedford Vocation Technical High School. A United States Navy Veteran, Mr. Carvalho served during the Vietnam War and was a huge New England Sports Fan.

He was employed as a Meat Buyer for Food Mart for 25 years before owning and operating his own store Buzzy’s General Store in Dartmouth for several years.

In addition to his wife, Frank is survived by two children, Donna DeTerra and her husband Randy of Acushnet and Mark Carvalho of New Bedford; two grandchildren Jake and Chloe DeTerra; a brother Richard Carvalho of Warren, RI and several nieces and nephews.

Private arrangements are in the care of the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME AT FAIRLAWN. To send a tribute or condolences, please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com


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Frank Joseph Carvalho Jr.

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john & bonnie monteiro

April 29, 2020

Rest in peace dear friend. We hold so many wonderful memories of you and the great times we shared with you and Mary Lou. Be at peace in heaven and watch over your family. Our hearts break over your loss. Our prayers ,love and condolences go out to Mary Lou, Donna and Mark
Love, Bonnie & Wayne

Regina Jalbert

April 29, 2020

So very sorry to hear of Frank’s passing.
Please know I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Deepest condolences to you and your family❤️
Regina (Caruso) Jalbert

Suzanne Deterra

April 28, 2020

Mary Lou, we would be remiss if we didn,t mention the times we met you at Tiverton Casino and exchange stories about how much we were winning. Frank had a liking for the place as we did. I always thought of him as such a gentle man. He will be missed. God bless you and Donna and Marc.

Joanne Pilling

April 28, 2020

Marylou, I am so saddened for you and your family. Frank was a great man . His dry humor made me laugh. I will never forget the videos he made for me which meant so much. With love & friendship, my deepest condolences. Joanne Xo

Susan Roderiques

April 28, 2020

MaryLou, I wanted to say that I’m so sorry for your loss especially at this crazy time. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

John & Sue Roderiques

Jeannine Cabral

April 28, 2020

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Mary Lou and family. Frank was one of a kind and a dear family friend. We always looked forward to chatting with him at family gatherings throughout the years, may he rest in peace.

Jeannine and Mike Cabral

Ann-Marie Roderiques

April 27, 2020

David and I just want to send prayers to the Carvalho family,Cataldo,Moniz,and Roderiques's families for their loss I remember him always smiling and enjoying family celebrations We are sending our sincerest condolescences and prayers and love 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏❤❤❤❤❤❤

Joanne Fortier

April 27, 2020

Mary Lou,
I have so many fond memories of Frank: at Donna's get-togethers, at the Little League games and when we went to Six Flags. His wry sense of humor always made us laugh.

I especially remember when all our families (yours, Donna's, Roseanne's and mine) went to Six Flags in New Jersey. Remember the Roach Motel (?Holiday Inn?): blood on some room walls, roaches on the floor in the bar area, the pool being closed, etc. ?Frank went out with the guys to find another hotel for us all. Thank goodness we didn't have to stay there!

Our family sends prayers of sympathy to you and your family. God bless,
Joanne and Ron Fortier and family

Lenore Fonseca

April 27, 2020

Mary Lou
I am so very sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and your family and sending love and prayers.
Love, Lenore

Sheila Amaral

April 27, 2020

Dear Mary Lou and family,
My condolences to you on the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. Keep your memories of him with you through this difficult time.
Sheila Amaral


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