OBITUARY

Joseph Alves

June 1, 1926November 12, 2018
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Joseph Alves, age 92 of New Bedford, passed away Monday, November 12, 2018, in Sacred Heart Home surrounded by his loving children. He was the husband of the late Eleanor (Oliver) Alves.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Manuel and Mary (Sylvia) Alves, he was a lifelong area resident. He was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School, and Kinyon-Cambell Business School and was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Fairhaven. Joseph served in the United States Army and later was employed as a salesman at the former Newbury T.V. Company and for 25 years as a dispatcher for Morse Cutting Tools, retiring in 1988.

Joseph loved his family dearly, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid Yankees, Patriots and Celtic’s fan. He enjoyed politics and listening to Frank Sinatra. He was a member of the VFW #2892, Fairhaven and the American Legion, Fairhaven.

He is survived by a son, Stephen Alves and his wife Linda of Somerset; two daughters, Susan Allen and her husband Terry of Acushnet and Joanne Menard of New Bedford; six grandchildren, Joshua, Chelsea, Austin, Peter, Kayla and Brian; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Mary Louise Medeiros.

His funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:00AM from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at FAIRLAWN, 180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719 followed by his funeral mass at 9:00AM in St. Mary’s Church, Main Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719. Visitation will be held on Friday, from 4:00 to 8:00PM. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial in River-Side Cemetery, 274 Main Street, Fairhaven. To leave a note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, November 17, 2018
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Joanne Menard

November 17, 2018

We couldn’t have asked for a better dad, papa, protector, teacher and cheerleader. You were ALWAYS there for us whether it was for those long hard learned life lessons, boring school plays, the kids sporting events ( in which you almost got thrown out of a couple of times- ha-ha) or simply to crack that one joke to put a smile on our faces when we needed it the most. We may have lost you on earth but we gained a guardian angel. We miss you and will love you forever. Love always, Joanne, Austin and Kayla

Stephen Alves

November 16, 2018

You were the best father, and grandfather in the world. We all love you and will miss you always. I am happy though that you are finally reunited with Mom in Heaven. Love you Dad!
Steve, Linda, Peter and Brian

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Biography

Joseph Alves, age 92 of New Bedford, passed away Monday, November 12, 2018, in Sacred Heart Home surrounded by his loving children. He was the husband of the late Eleanor (Oliver) Alves.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Manuel and Mary (Sylvia) Alves, he was a lifelong area resident. He was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School, and Kinyon-Cambell Business School and was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Fairhaven. Joseph served in the United States Army and later was employed as a salesman at the former Newbury T.V. Company and for 25 years as a dispatcher for Morse Cutting Tools, retiring in 1988.

Joseph loved his family dearly, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid Yankees, Patriots and Celtic’s fan. He enjoyed politics and listening to Frank Sinatra. He was a member of the VFW #2892, Fairhaven and the American Legion, Fairhaven.

He is survived by a son, Stephen Alves and his wife Linda of Somerset; two daughters, Susan Allen and her husband Terry of Acushnet and Joanne Menard of New Bedford; six grandchildren, Joshua, Chelsea, Austin, Peter, Kayla and Brian; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Mary Louise Medeiros.

His funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:00AM from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at FAIRLAWN, 180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719 followed by his funeral mass at 9:00AM in St. Mary’s Church, Main Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719. Visitation will be held on Friday, from 4:00 to 8:00PM. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial in River-Side Cemetery, 274 Main Street, Fairhaven. To leave a note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com