Adelino "Pete" Borges

September 23, 1920January 21, 2014
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Adelino "Pete" Borges, age 93, of Westport, passed away at his residence Tuesday, January 21, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Edna W. (Tefts) Borges to whom he has been married for 71 years.

Born in Fall River, the son of the late Eugene and Maria (Pacheco) Borges, he lived in Westfield, MA and Fall River before moving to Westport.

A veteran of the US Navy, Pete served during World War II as a Navy Submariner. He worked in the construction industry for many years retiring as a shop steward in 1982. Mr. Borges was a life-long member of the Laborers International Union of North America, Local 610.

Pete had a great sense of humor and enjoyed storytelling. He was also extremely knowledgeable about both foreign and American made automobiles; his knowledge of their specifications was uncanny and never failed to impress dealership staff. Mr. Borges was an avid New England sports team fan and enjoyed reading; history being his favorite subject. Pete was an expert pitch player and enjoyed playing card games with family and friends. His best times spent were with his family.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Borges is survived by three children, Diane Fairbanks and her husband Paul of Dartmouth, Richard Borges and his wife Bernadette of Westport, and Judy Tremblay and her husband Philip of Jay, ME, two sisters, Lydia Campos and Lucille Murphy, both of Tiverton, seven grandchildren, David Borges, Kristin Borges, Erik Drewniak, Matthew Tremblay, Stephanie Bennett, Danielle Tremblay, and Michael Borges. He also has five great-grandchildren, one late great-grandson, and many nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:00PM at the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE at CHERRY PLACE, 178 Winter St., Fall River. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 4:00 to 7:00PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Luke’s Memorial Fund, c/o St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 315 Warren St., Fall River, MA 02721. Mr. Borges' burial service will be at a later date at the family cemetery in Westfield, MA.


  • Visiting Hours Friday, January 24, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 25, 2014

Adelino "Pete" Borges

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January 21, 2015

January 21, 2015
Dear Dad,
Today is the one-year anniversary of your passing and we all miss you so very much. Last night we got together to remember you and to celebrate your life and the wonderful life you and Mom had together.
We miss your love, your voice, your smile, your advice and your funny stories. We miss that we cannot share our thoughts with you, knowing that you would be listening.
Not a day goes by that we don't think about you.
Till we meet again...
Your Loving Family

Love, Diane

December 26, 2014

December 25, 2014

Today was our first Christmas without you Dad. I thought of you so many times and miss having you with us.
Merry Christmas Dad.
Love Always, Diane

October 18, 2014

Another picture after we planted some fall flowers at the cemetery. It is so pretty there. We all miss you so much.
Love, Diane

September 23, 2014

Today is your birthday Dad and we miss you very much...our first September 23 without you. I thought of you all day long. On Thursday we will be going to Westfield to plant flowers for your birthday.
Love, Diane

September 8, 2014

I will write again in a couple of weeks when we return to the cemetery for your birthday celebration.
Love, Diane

September 8, 2014

Your military foot stone.

September 8, 2014

The back of our headstone.

September 8, 2014

September 8, 2014