Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA


Antone Cruz, Jr.

March 11, 1950June 14, 2019

Antone (Tony) Cruz, Jr., passed away Friday, June 14, 2019. He was the husband of Robin Cruz with whom he shared 41 years of marriage. He was the son of the late Antone and Jenny (Arruda) Cruz.

Tony served in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War. Tony worked as a UPS driver in Dartmouth for 20 years before becoming a Business Agent for the Local 59 Teamsters where he served as Vice President. He was a member of the Club Sport Madeirense and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, Jason Cruz and his wife Amy of East Freetown; a daughter, Lauren Tiago and her husband Cesar of Acushnet; two brothers, Richard and Theodore Cruz both of New Bedford; a sister, Janice Cruz of Fairhaven; and three grandchildren, Seth, Savana and Siara Cruz all of East Freetown. He was predeceased by a brother Leonard Correia. Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011,Washington, DC 20090.

His Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 4PM to 7PM at the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. His Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 11am in the Funeral Home. Burial in Acushnet Cemetery.


  • Visiting Hours Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 21, 2019
  • Burial Friday, June 21, 2019


Antone Cruz, Jr.

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Sally Cabral

July 5, 2019

Robin and family

i just found out of Tony's passing. My condolences to you and your family. He was a great guy and will be truly missed

Sherry Burke

June 20, 2019

So sorry to hear of Tony's passing. I remember as a child that I was scared to death of his mustache!! One day he came to visit my family and he brought me one of those huge rainbow colored lollipops to get me to like him...I still cried!! Anyway, as I got older my fear for his mustache did pass and have many fond memories of family get togethers with Tony. Always a happy go lucky guy. Rest in Peace. ❤

Anthony (chubby) Avila

June 20, 2019

Please accept my condolences. He will be miss

Amy Berube

June 18, 2019

You were my Dad's “partner in crime!” Our family adored you! I told people that you were my uncle Tony, because that’s how close our families were! I will never forget your frequent visits through the drive through of the pharmacy just to say hello. We enjoyed many poker and gin games together! I will always be grateful for all your countless hours working to build my new home! You always had a smile on your face that I will always remember! Im certain that you will be an angel in heaven watching over Robin and all your loved ones! Until we meet again, we love you!!

Delores Lynch

June 17, 2019

So sorry for your lost.
Prayers for you and your family

Ann Luiz

June 17, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you . Tony will never be forgotten. We always think of the fun times we all had together .All of the holidays we had together,watching our children grow a nd attending all of the special times in their lives. When we think of Tony we remember his smile and his love of life. He will be greatly missed Louie , Ann & Family

Valerie Muennich

June 16, 2019

I am at a loss for words. The Cruz's were a special part of my childhood. I remember always going over there and visiting. The best neighbors in the world. My heart goes out to all of your family during this time. Tony will be greatly missed and he is forever loved. Valerie, Nate, Mackenzie and Mr & Mrs Luiz.

Karen Arruda Alyasiry

June 15, 2019

Words cannot express the joy you brought to my father. Growing up I remember you always there to support him. May God bless your path and send down on you His Blessings and Mercy.

I pray that God will hold your family and wrap them in His Comfort during their time of grief.

Your cousin Karen

Robin Pereira

June 15, 2019

I will always remover the fun times u shared with me and my Siblings U were like an older brother to us 💕. Not to mention all my friends thought u were so handsome 😃