Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA


Ceu G. Gomes

December 13, 1943October 1, 2019

Ceu Goncalves Gomes, 75, of New Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Joaquim B. Gomes with whom she shared 53 years of marriage.

Born in Celorico da Beira Guarda, Portugal, daughter of the late Maria do Carmo Henriques and Joao Goncalves, she came to the United States in 1973 and settled in New Bedford.

Mrs. Gomes had worked as a seamstress in the local garment industry. She also cooked for the Clube Recordacoes De Portugal.

Surviving in addition to her husband is a son, John Gomes of New Bedford; two daughters, Ana Cristina Gomes of Tampa, FL and Susan Gomes of New Bedford; one granddaughter, Karina Gomes; siblings Ilda Carvalho, Agostinho Goncalves, Hermina Goncalves, Jose Goncalves and Abel Goncalves as well as the late Antonio Goncalves and Lucio Goncalves; and many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 9 a.m. from the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, 136 Earle St., New Bedford. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. Flowers welcome or donations in memory of Ceu G. Gomes may be made to lls.org

For online tributes please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com


  • Visiting Hours Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Burial Monday, October 7, 2019


Ceu G. Gomes

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Paula Andrade

October 6, 2019

Thank you, for being my aunt. And the memories I had of you. Me and Adam will miss you. 💔💋😇

Paula Andrade

October 6, 2019

To. My number one and my only aunt. I will miss our phone calls every holiday there was never a missed holiday that you would wish me like Christmas or birthdays or whatever. Thank you so much fir loving me when I needed to be loved, thank you for loving my kids and watching them when u needed to be some where. I will always cherish you and cherish my memories with you. God needed you with him but he took the most precious gift and the most beautiful angel to watch over us. Rest In Peace. We love you you so so much and will miss you very much. Muitas saudades e muito beijinhos. Paula. Adam. Brianna. 😂💔😇

Carlos Carvalho

October 6, 2019

Perder uma mãe, é um momento de grande dor e de profunda tristeza.

Quando eu morrer, quero ficar junto dela.
Sei que vai segurar-me a mão, sorrir e abraçar-me.

Até breve querida tia Céu,

Debbie Gonsalves-Moura

October 2, 2019

I am still numb and still don’t believe that my amazing, beautiful aunt is no longer with us. I now believe that God only takes the good ones. Tia, you were a beautiful person inside and out and no one can ever take your place. You always did good by everyone and never expected anything in return. This is going to be difficult for us to get through but knowing your in a better place then we are gives me comfort to know that you are with avos, tios and your sobrinhos. Heaven just gain a beautiful Angel. I know you will be looking down on us. I will forever miss you. RIP!!! To my uncle and cousins may God give you the comfort and strength to get through this difficult time and remember you are surrounded by your loving family who will always be there for you. To my cousin Susan you have been an extraordinary, loving daughter who never left your mother side, remember that you gave it your all and did what you could for mom. To my cousin Ana who also was an amazing daughter and sister. Mom is now in heaven bragging about her beautiful daughters. I love you both and I’m here if you ever need anything.

Ana Gonçalves

October 2, 2019

Minha tia querida quero dizer te o quanto te amo ainda. As saudades sao imensas... ficaras para sempre no meu coraçao.
Sei que ja estas na companhia dos meus avos e tios e, isso consola me porque estas com os que te amaram.
Peço te que intercedas junto de Deus para dar muita coragem ao meu tio Joaquim e aos meus primos Joao, Ana e Susan.
Descansa em paz minha tia, minha Mae
Ate breve...

Carlos Goncalves

October 2, 2019

Querida tia, no meu coração ficarás para sempre. O único consolo neste momento é saber que estás na companhia dos avós e dos tios. Sei que estás em paz e não tenho dúvidas de que foste recebida de braços abertos pelo nosso Pai Misericordioso. O meu pai está destroçado, pois eras a irmã querida dele. Sei também o quanto gostavas de nós. Nós também te amávamos muito. Até um dia minha querida tia.
Que Deus ajude o tio e os primos com a força necessária para superaram a dor da tua partida demasiada precoce.