Jeremiah J. Botelho

February 21, 1923December 20, 2011

Jeremiah J. Botelho, “Jerry”, age 88, of Fairhaven died December 20, 2011 in St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of the late Olive L. (Rowe) Botelho.

Born in Cambridge, a son of the late Antonio and Aldina (Campas) Botelho, he spent his youth in the Boston area, lived in Orlando, Florida for 21 years, moving to Fairhaven in 2004. He was a graduate of Boston University and a United States Navy Veteran having served during World War II.

A Spanish Teacher in the Boston School System for many years, he retired from Hyde Park High School as Assistant Headmaster in 1983. Mr. Botelho was passionate about all Boston sports teams, loved camping and collected coins and stamps.

Surviving: one daughter: Linda A. Vieira and her husband Stephen A., one son: Gerard J. Botelho, two grandchildren: Michael and Lisa Vieira all of Fairhaven. A Celebration of His Life will be held Saturday, JANUARY 7, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT FAIRLAWN, 180 Washington St. Fairhaven. Relatives and friends invited. Burial private. Directions, Tributes:


  • Celebration of His Life Saturday, January 7, 2012

Jeremiah J. Botelho

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Manny John Jr.

December 22, 2011

Uncle Jerry, you were always great to talk to especially when it came to sports. You had so much knowledge and I loved the opportunities I had to visit with you throughout the years. My family enjoyed visiting with you and your family when you lived in Florida. You and aunt Ollie held a special place in our hearts and you will be missed very much. Our sympathy goes out to both Linda and Gerard, we love you all so much and will miss your dad a lot. He was my favorite uncle. He will always be remembered, love to you all, Manny Jr. Michelle, and Michael in Oklahoma

Joyce Sykes

December 22, 2011

I extend my sympathy to Gerard and his family in the death of "Jerry". Jerry has been an inspiration to many at the Fairhaven Recreation Center.
I first met Jerry when he joined the center to work out. I am now on the staff and daily, Monday through Thursday, (Friday's were not on Jerry's schedule), at 7:10 AM Jerry would arrive. Weather was never a factor ...rain, snow, sleet did not stop Jerry. In He would come with a smile. The morning crew will miss his friendship and dedication.

In Sympathy and Admiration, Joyce