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George A. Carrancho

October 29, 1952January 6, 2021
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George A. Carrancho, 68, of Dartmouth, MA, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in NH following injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was the husband of the late Madeleine (Gouveia) Carrancho.

Born in Gloucester, MA, son of Maria J. (Padre) Carrancho and the late Anthony S. Carrancho, he had been a longtime resident of New Bedford and Dartmouth.

Mr. Carrancho served in the United States Air Force from 1972 through 1979, attaining the rank of sergeant. Following his federal service, he also served in the Massachusetts Air National Guard until 1985.

He had worked as a maintenance mechanic & EMT for Response Ambulance for 20 years and more recently had been working for Bosal in Limerick, ME.

George was a member of the American Legion.

George loved the art of candle-making and formed Harbor Candle Company to pursue that interest, selling his candles and related products at various craft shows and online until he no longer had time to devote to the endeavor.

Survivors include a son, Anthony Carrancho of Riverside, RI; his mother, Maria J. (Padre) Carrancho of Gloucester, MA; a sister, Maria Lionor “Lee” Alatorre and her husband David of San Antonio, TX; a brother-in-law, James Gouveia of Dartmouth; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Darcy of Carver and Donna Marmaras and her husband Jeffrey of Berkley; and his close friends, Dennis and Kathy Freitas of Acushnet; several nieces and nephews; and two aunts, one uncle, and several cousins in Massachusetts and Texas. Son-in-law of the late Mary Gouveia and brother-in-law of the late Richard Darcy.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice and express an act of kindness in his memory.

Private services are in the care of Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. For online tributes, please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com.

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Sawyer Henry

January 17, 2021

Your dad was such a warm, friendly man, and he will be missed. I’m so sorry for your loss 💔 Sending love from Ohio

Kim Ducary

January 13, 2021

George always went above and beyond for everyone. Many fond memories working together with our Response Family. He will never be forgotten. Biggest smile and even bigger heart.
Rest in peace
Heartfelt condolences to Anthony, Maria and family,
Kim ♡

Peter Giampa

January 13, 2021

I was truly saddened at hearing of George’s passing. George was always a man who was helping someone, smiling , laughing or finding the solution to yet another impossible problem. I never heard him say no and I never saw him give up. I only hope I can be at least half the man that you were George. Until we meet on the other side may you Rest In Peace.

Steven Canario

January 13, 2021

Anthony and family, Jennifer and I are so sorry for your loss. George was like a brother to me for over 25years. Jen and I are together because of George . We always will remember our matchmaker.
I have so many great memories of George. Helping build your house, getting tar in my hair at night as we coated the foundation, going out snowplowing with him at night, and helping him out in the garage at Response. The garage at Response was where we could hang out with George, listen to his jokes, and let him explain one of his invention ideas. He helped us move twice, no surprise , George would help nearly anyone.
He will surely be missed.
Steve & Jennifer Canario

keith niskala

January 12, 2021

Nurit and I got to know George thru craft shows as fellow crafters. He was the most kind hearted man we ever met, willing to stay late to help the last person pack up or helping others before taking care of his booth. He was great to go out with for dinner after the shows, have a chuckle with him and enjoy his company. He'll be greatly missed, we'll honor his vacated booth locations and say a prayer for him in his better place. RIP friend!

Keith and Nurit Niskala

Jody and Peter Quill

January 11, 2021

Anthony, we are so sorry about the loss of your dad.

We first learned about George’s kindness and generosity the very first day we moved Michael into your dorm room at JWU. We had forgotten a desk lamp, and he said “do you need one, I’ve got an extra out in the van”, and he immediately ran out to his van to grab a spare desk lamp he had! That gesture symbolized how happy it made him to help someone out.

All the work and guidance George provided at Fear Town - in season as well as off season - building, repairing, creating, etc. was invaluable. He could fix anything and loved doing it! George truly was a “go-to” guy - his help in so many areas will always be remembered and appreciated.

We enjoyed seeing him at craft shows and we still have some of his candles - you could always tell he was proud of his candles, and enjoyed talking with people at the shows.

George was one of a kind, and a hard working, generous man. We are very grateful to him for so many things, and are grateful to have known him.

Anthony, your Dad loved you very much and was proud of you!

Izzy Borges

January 10, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Anthony and all of the family members sharing this great loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

David Jardin

January 10, 2021

Anthony I just want to say my deepest condolences....You're father was a great man very kind always willing to give a hand. He's with the love of his life your mom...RIP

Christopher Desrosiers

January 10, 2021

I spent many Saturday mornings bowling with Anthony for about 6-7 years. Every week Mr. Carrancho was there to watch and he always had a tip or word of advice if we were having an off week. He helped us with school projects, including a game that made randomized math equations complete with small, motorized spinning wheels. He was a great person, always willing to go out of his way to make sure that we succeeded and he will be missed.

Stephanie Desrosiers

January 9, 2021

Anthony, I was so saddened when I heard the news about your dad. Your dad was a brilliant man. I remember when you and Chris were in middle school and had a project, he would always work with you guys so that your projects were always above & beyond the best. You could always see the wheels turning no matter what the conversation. One thing I know for sure is that you were his pride and joy. He loved you, pushed you to succeed and then sit back and watch you with such pride. Your dad loved and cared for your mom and you and will surely be missed. Know that they are now together again and will continue to watch over you with pride from above. If you ever need anything, please know we are here for you. May your memories bring you comfort. Love, stephanie and Zroger Desrosiers

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Biography

George A. Carrancho, 68, of Dartmouth, MA, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in NH following injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was the husband of the late Madeleine (Gouveia) Carrancho.

Born in Gloucester, MA, son of Maria J. (Padre) Carrancho and the late Anthony S. Carrancho, he had been a longtime resident of New Bedford and Dartmouth.

Mr. Carrancho served in the United States Air Force from 1972 through 1979, attaining the rank of sergeant. Following his federal service, he also served in the Massachusetts Air National Guard until 1985.

He had worked as a maintenance mechanic & EMT for Response Ambulance for 20 years and more recently had been working for Bosal in Limerick, ME.

George was a member of the American Legion.

George loved the art of candle-making and formed Harbor Candle Company to pursue that interest, selling his candles and related products at various craft shows and online until he no longer had time to devote to the endeavor.

Survivors include a son, Anthony Carrancho of Riverside, RI; his mother, Maria J. (Padre) Carrancho of Gloucester, MA; a sister, Maria Lionor “Lee” Alatorre and her husband David of San Antonio, TX; a brother-in-law, James Gouveia of Dartmouth; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Darcy of Carver and Donna Marmaras and her husband Jeffrey of Berkley; and his close friends, Dennis and Kathy Freitas of Acushnet; several nieces and nephews; and two aunts, one uncle, and several cousins in Massachusetts and Texas. Son-in-law of the late Mary Gouveia and brother-in-law of the late Richard Darcy.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice and express an act of kindness in his memory.

Private services are in the care of Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. For online tributes, please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com.