Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA


Artur Silverio Raposo

October 26, 1940November 3, 2019

Artur S. Raposo, 79, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019 in his residence surrounded by his family after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Natalia (Mauricio) Raposo for 55 years.

Born in Ponta Garça, Açores, a son of the late João Raposo and the late Maria Frías. He grew up there before coming to the United States in 1971 with his family.

Mr. Raposo was a self-employed carpenter. He was a lifelong fan of soccer, especially of Benfica. He worked very hard in life and he was devoted to his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Natalia Raposo of Portugal; a son, William Raposo of Acushnet; four siblings, Guilherme Raposo, Eduarda Furtado, Fatima Raposo, and Adelina Raposo; four grandchildren, Amanda Fernandes, Scott Girard, Cassie Raposo, and Alyssa Raposo. He was the father of the late José Raposo and the brother of the late José Raposo, João Raposo, and Maria DeJesus.

His funeral will be Friday, November 8, 2019 at 9 a.m. from the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph-St. Therese Church, Acushnet Ave., New Bedford. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that donations be made to help cover funeral costs. For online tribute/directions www.rock-funeralhome.com.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Burial Friday, November 8, 2019


Artur Silverio Raposo

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