Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA


Alvaro L. De Paco, Jr.

June 23, 1939February 11, 2020

On February 11, 2020, Alvaro Leal De Paco, Jr. passed away after a brief illness.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Arlene C. Rego De Paco. A brother and sister-in-law Steve & Janice De Paco from Dartmouth. Two nephews, One from Dartmouth, Keith De Paco, and his family Jennifer Dore, and their two daughter Madison and Morgan. One from Florida Dean & Shelly De Paco and their two daughters Armelie and Delaney.

Al joined the Marine Corps Reserves, after high school. He was called up for duty during the Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba. He was always a proud Marine.

After he graduated from New Bedford Vocational High School he went to work at Cornell Dubilier, for a few years where his Father had worked.

He then went to work at Gulf Hill Diary as a milk man until his legs gave out. So he decided to go back to school at age 33.

He then went to school R.I. School of Electronics, for three years and graduated with a 98 average. The school asked him to remain and become a teacher there, and he remained until the school was sold & closed.

Then he taught at Johnson & Wales College Math and Electronics.

Finally he ended his career at Diman Regional Vocational High School in Fall River and taught day and night classes until he retired at 65.

Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 343 Tarkiln Hill Road, New Bedford. His Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, 1100 Ashley Boulevard, New Bedford. For online tribute www.rock-funeralhome.com.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 19, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, February 19, 2020
  • Burial Wednesday, February 19, 2020


Alvaro L. De Paco, Jr.

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Emile. Frenchy Fournier

February 18, 2020

My Sincere Sympathies at the Loss of Al....
Al had been my Client for over forty years. He knew me as Frenchy. I can almost remember his red sport car probably in the 70s. More importantly, as a Barber, I do a lot of talking. So with Al, the subject matter was quite varied but always with a professional touch.
My thoughts are with his wife and family. Al was a Gentleman and I must say a Scholar. RIP.✨✝️