Edward P. Soares

November 3, 1929October 16, 2013
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Edward “Ed” P. Soares, age 83, of New Bedford, passed away, Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Mary Lou (Teixeira) Soares, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage.

Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Joseph and Maria (Furtado) Soares. He was a life-long resident of the area. Mr. Soares graduated from New Bedford High School in 1947 and served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, from 1951-1953. He was a recipient of a Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal.

Ed was a very hard worker; he was a Conductor for the New Haven Railroad for eleven years and was a Shop Foreman at Cape News Co. for over twenty years before retiring. He was a board and life member of the VFW Post #7239 in Acushnet. He was a coach for Greater New Bedford Little League and was an avid Yankee fan, watching many games wearing his special sweatshirt. Ed was also a gardener, who was known for his “green thumb”.

He loved being with his family and was especially close to his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Besides his wife he is survived by his children, Mark E. Soares and his wife Sandy of Centerville, Katherine Jeronimo and her husband Steven of Acushnet, Kevin Soares of New Bedford and Edward Soares and his girlfriend Valerie Parent of Acushnet; three sisters, Dorothy Pragana of New Bedford, Izaura Pimentel of Dartmouth and Alice Costa and her husband Leslie also of Dartmouth; brother-in-law, Antone Oliveira; eight grandchildren, Amy, Paul, Leigh, David, Thomas, Meghan, Heather and Jessica and three great grandchildren, Madison, Emily and Aubrie, with two additional great grandchildren on the way.

He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews and was the brother of the late Joseph Jr., Gilbert, Mary Pimentel and Linda Oliveira.

His funeral will be held Monday, October 21, 2013 at 8:30 AM from the ROCK Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, followed by his funeral mass at 9:30 AM in St. Mary’s Church, Tarkiln Hill Rd., New Bedford. Visiting hours, Sunday 4-7 PM. Burial with military honors will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to Community Nurse and Hospice Care, P.O. Box 751, Fairhaven, MA 02719.



  • Visiting Hours Sunday, October 20, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Monday, October 21, 2013


  • Burial

Edward P. Soares

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November 2, 2013

Eu posso imaginar o dor que você se sente a perder um ser querido. Eu também sofri em perder um familiar perto da minha coração. Mas encontrei muito alívio em uma escritura que foi me recomendada ler em João 5:28,29, "Não vos maravilheis disso, porque vem a hora em que todos os que estão nos túmulos memoriais ouvirão a sua voz, 29 e sairão, os que fizeram boas coisas, para uma ressurreição de vida,". A escutar estas palavras deu-me muito alívio e comforto de ver de novo meu familiar. Espero o mesmo para você e sua família.

Barbara Pires

October 20, 2013

Uncle Ed, you will be greatly missed. I will always treasure my times with you from a baby to an adult. An angel has been sent to heaven. Rest in peace. I love you forever. Love Niece Barbara

David Soares

October 20, 2013

We will always love you, rest in peace. Love Dave and Justine

Charles Perry

October 20, 2013

Mr. Soared rest in peace....and forever watch over your family. Charles Perry Jr

October 20, 2013

I love you dad and you will always be in my heart, I am so proud to be your daughter. Love, Kathy.

October 19, 2013

We love you Grandpa and will miss you very much, you will always be in our hearts. Love, Meghan & Thomas.

October 19, 2013

I love you dad and you will always be in my heart, everyday I was so proud to be your daughter. Love always, Kathy.

Paul Frysinger

October 19, 2013

Gramps you will be greatly missed I am proud to have been your grandson . Love Paul

Amy Costa

October 18, 2013

I love u Grampy, we will all miss you! XOXO Love, Amy, Dan, Madison and Emily

Leigh & Scott

October 18, 2013

With Love