Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA


Gladys Amaral Farak

November 11, 1928June 21, 2020

Gladys (Hogan) Amaral-Farak, age 91, of Acushnet and formerly of Kentucky, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020. She was the loving widow of John Amaral and Stanley J. Farak.

Born in Park City, Kentucky a daughter of the late John Walter and Olive Mae (Hogan) she had lived in Louisville, KY before moving to New Bedford, then Fairhaven and finally residing in Acushnet.

Mrs. Amaral-Farak was a seamstress for Eastern Sportswear for many years. She played a mean game of Rummy with any partner she could find. She enjoyed cooking and always had enough for one more place at the table. She especially loved spending time with her family on special holidays and cheering on her grandchildren at their many sporting events. She was a true lady who always had a kind word and smile for any one she met. She was always ready to help wherever she was needed. She lived by the words: “That which we do for ourselves we take to our graves. That which we do for others in this world lives on for eternity.” Her beautiful blue eyes glistened and would melt any heart throughout all her 91 years. She was beautiful inside and out.

She is survived by her four daughters, Elaine Martins and her husband Ed of Wareham, Jeanie Soucy and her husband Paul, her devoted caregivers of Acushnet, Linda Gentili and her husband Michael of NH, Rhonda Lee Bala and her husband Vic of Acushnet; grandchildren, Laurie Martins and her children Tara and Robbie Di Giantomaso, Paul-John Soucy and his wife Susan and their children Paul Ryan and Zachary John Soucy, Sheri Costa and her husband Derek and their children Ashley, Alivia Holodenski and Derek Costa, Kristy Letendre and her husband Chris and their children Josh Letendre and Emma and Makayla Letendre, Torie Thomas and her husband Jon and their children Savannah Amaral and Jax and Aylah Mae Thomas, and Luke Bala. She was predeceased by one grandson Eddie Martins and 11 brothers and sisters.

Gladys was a longtime patient of Dr. Gary Grosart, whose kindness and tireless efforts of her care will never be forgotten. The family will be eternally grateful for everything he has done for her through his many years of service to her.

Gladys passed away at home under hospice, where she received conscientious and compassionate care from Community Nurse. For this, we will be forever grateful to the administration and staff, (especially Sandy, Alexis, and Julie). Also to her Special girls Tiffany and Maria.

Her funeral will be Monday, June 29, 2020 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. Anthony of Padua Parish, 1359 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford. Burial Pine Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 4-7 p.m. Due to current occupancy restrictions, please be mindful that guests may have to wait outside while others pay their respects. For online tribute/directions www.rock-funeralhome.com.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 28, 2020

  • Funeral

    Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Burial

    Monday, June 29, 2020


Gladys Amaral Farak

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Frederick M. Kalisz Jr

June 28, 2020

Elaine & family: Please accept our condolences on the passing of your mom. Please know the she and your entire family are in our prayers at this most difficult time. Fred & Pat Kalisz

Janet Hogan Rusher

June 21, 2020

So sorry to hear of the loss of Aunt Gladys. She was a very strong woman and lived a good life. Now she is with uncle John and grandma grandpa Hogan. My prayers are with your entire family through this terrible time.

Vicky Klein

June 21, 2020

So sad to read this news
Prayers for you all. God Bless ❤️

DIANA Thornsberry

June 21, 2020

I will always remember when Aunt Gladys would visit when I was little thinking "Boy she sure talks funny ". But as I got older I realized it was us that was talking funny. I am so sorry we didn't get to make that trip North. Hugs to the family.