OBITUARY

Joseph U. Cardoza, Sr.

May 21, 1928January 28, 2019

Joseph U. Cardoza, Sr., 90 of Fairhaven, died at home on Monday, January 28, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of the late Harriett E. (Easley) Cardoza. Born in New Bedford, son of the late Joseph U. Cardoso and Rosalina (Nunes), he owned and operated Cardoza Plumbing and Heating in Fairhaven until he turned it over to his son, Daniel. At which time he became the Plumbing Inspector for the City of New Bedford and later the Gas and Plumbing Inspector for Fairhaven. A lifelong resident of Fairhaven he loved being on his “farm” in Fairhaven and on Little Bay where he enjoyed fishing and quahogging. He has a passion for restoring antique cars of various makes and models and won many trophies for his efforts. He served in the Navy during WWII.

Joseph is survived by his two daughters, Patty G. Matheson and her husband, Cleveland, of Fairhaven and Donna M. Andersen and her husband, Eric, of Haines City, Fl, two sons, Daniel J. Cardoza and his wife, Nancy, of Northfield, ME, and Joseph U. Cardoza, Jr. of Fall River; his grandchildren: Kathy Pletcher, Nancy Sue Cardoza, Jessica Marnick, Lisa and Bryan Matheson, 7 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. He was the brother of the late Angelo Nunes.

Visiting Hours are on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Funeral Service on Friday, February 1st at 11:00 AM in the funeral home with burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven. For on-line tributes, please visit www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Burial Friday, February 1, 2019
REMEMBERING

Joseph U. Cardoza, Sr.

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Laurie Jaros

February 1, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss.Joe and my Dad were friends for many years.i remember the many times spent i. Fairhaven.Laurie and Lucy Jaros.

Nancy Lewis

February 1, 2019

Patty and Cleve, Donna and Eric, Danny and Nancy , Joey and all your families, never forget getting our picture taken for the Fairhaven Free Press in your Dad's old fashioned car. All dressed up for the brothers of the brush in 1962. Remember him from. Weeden Rd. He was a nice man and Will be missed by many. Nancy (McLeod) Lewis

Nancy-Sue Cardoza

January 30, 2019

May you Rest In Peace papa home with grandma . I will forever miss my Popeye Papa , thankful for the family strength and love you always gave me and my cousins and my son ♥️

Kathryn Pletcher

January 30, 2019

My Papa was good for sharing apples, and rye toast with. His big bags of popcorn were famous among all us grandkids. I think we will all forever think of him when we smell or make homemade popcorn.
He also had a master bachelors degree in pulling loose teeth - or at least in distraction if not.
He was always a hardworking man... and when he wasn't at work he was usually doing something around the property or tinkering in the garage fixing something.
I'd like to think he is the reason my cousin Sue and I always loved to hunt for "treasures" - something we both still do today.
he will be missed.

Marylou Gallop

January 29, 2019

We are so sorry to learn of Joe's passing. We spent many hours with him at car shows and in Hershey PA at antique car week. When my Mom used to go with us to Hershey, Joe was always so polite and inclusive of her when ever they crossed paths, especially at Friday night
spaghetti supper in our camper.
I will miss him greatly, he was a true gentleman.
Marylou and Billy Gallop

Biography

Joseph U. Cardoza, Sr., 90 of Fairhaven, died at home on Monday, January 28, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of the late Harriett E. (Easley) Cardoza.

Born in New Bedford, son of the late Joseph U. Cardoso and Rosalina (Nunes), he owned and operated Cardoza Plumbing and Heating in Fairhaven until he turned it over to his son, Daniel. At which time he became the Plumbing Inspector for the City of New Bedford and later the Gas and Plumbing Inspector for Fairhaven. A lifelong resident of Fairhaven he loved being on his “farm” in Fairhaven and on Little Bay where he enjoyed fishing and quahogging. He has a passion for restoring antique cars of various makes and models and won many trophies for his efforts. He served in the Navy during WWII.

Joseph is survived by his two daughters, Patty G. Matheson and her husband, Cleveland, of Fairhaven and Donna M. Andersen and her husband, Eric, of Haines City, Fl, two sons, Daniel J. Cardoza and his wife, Nancy, of Northfield, ME, and Joseph U. Cardoza, Jr. of Fall River; his grandchildren: Kathy Pletcher, Nancy Sue Cardoza, Jessica Marnick, Lisa and Bryan Matheson, 7 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. He was the brother of the late Angelo Nunes.

Visiting Hours are on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Funeral Service on Friday, February 1st at 11:00 AM in the funeral home with burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven. For on-line tributes, please visit www.waring-sullivan.com