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Brenda Joyce Dugal

August 18, 1942February 16, 2021

Brenda J. (Arruda) Dugal, 78, of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in Charlton Hospital. She was the wife of the late Armand Dugal.

Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Augustine and Elsie (Sylvia) Arruda. She was a lifelong area resident.

Mrs. Dugal worked for Titleist as a quality control inspector. In her spare time, she enjoyed fresh water fishing. She and her family would fish from dusk to dawn. She is survived by a son, Paul Dugan of New Bedford; four grandchildren, Tanya Hall, Kayla Charles, Shane Grace and Nick Dugal; five great grandchildren; and siblings, Robert Arruda and his wife Janice, Richard Ayala and his wife Susan, Bonnie May, Scott May, Tori May, and Cindy May. She was the sister of the late Sandra Martins and Bruce Ayala. Her services are private and under the direction of the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. For online tribute:


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Laura Mello-Laberge

February 18, 2021

So sorry for everyone's Loss , Brenda You had a big heart ❤️
You will be missed by so many .
My heart goes out to all of your family.... Rest Easy , Fly High..
Say Hello to everyone ❤️🦋❤️🦋

Kayla Charles

February 18, 2021

I miss you so much meme. Life will not be the same without you but I know you are watching over me and my babies. I wish I could hug you one more time or tell you how much I loved you even though you knew. My memories of us I will hold dear to my heart and tell my kids of our adventures keeping your spirit alive. I love you so much.