February 8, 1932 – May 3, 2019
James Medeiros, 87, of Taunton, formerly of New Bedford, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Our Lady’s Haven in Fairhaven. He was the husband of Bernice L. (Menard) Medeiros with whom he shared 63 years of marriage.
Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Pedro DeMedeiros and Francelina (Paiva) Medeiros, he was a resident of New Bedford before moving to Taunton 4 years ago.
Mr. Medeiros served in the United States Army during the Korean War attaining the rank of Corporal. He was a recipient of the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Presidential Unit Citation (ROK), National Defense Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.
He had worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber in New Bedford until his retirement.
Jim traveled extensively with his wife after retirement. He enjoyed playing cards and trips to the casinos.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, James A. Medeiros, Phyllis G. Balestracci and her husband Paul and Bradford J. Medeiros and his husband Leonard Almeida; four grandchildren, Amy Ventura and her husband Rick, Michael Balestracci and his wife Eliza, Sarah Corbett and her husband Joseph and Ryan Medeiros and his fiancé Carrie Gagnon; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by six siblings, Manuel, Joseph, John and George Medeiros, Irene Wright and Odelia Nolan.
His Funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. from the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 343 Tarkiln Hill Rd., New Bedford. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours Tuesday 5-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory can be made online at the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation or The Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.
For online tributes please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com
- Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2019
- Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 8, 2019
- Burial Wednesday, May 8, 2019
May 6, 2019
Having known your daughter, Phyllis and then having the pleasure to met you was an honor. Resting now and having found peace, you'll be missed but never forgotten.
joe (zing) jardin
May 5, 2019
JIM WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON. I REMEMBER HIS BROTHER GEORGE (WHO WAS GOOD TO ME WHEN I WAS A VERY YOUNG MAN). I'VE KNOW JIM FOR OVER 70 YEARS AND HE WAS ALWAYS A GOOD AND DECENT PERSON. I GREW UP ON EUGENIA STREET WHICH WAS ONLY 2 STREETS AWAY FROM WHERE JIM GREW UP (NASH RD). I WILL ALWAYS REMEMEBER WHEN JIM BOUGHT I THINK HIS FIRST BRAND NEW CAR. HE TOOK ME AND A FEW OF OUR FRIENDS FOR A RIDE ON ROUTE 140. JIM WANTED TO SEE HOW FAST THE CAR COULD GO - BELEIVE ME IT WENT PRETTY FAST. WE ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT THAT NIGHT AND RECALLED ALL THE FUN WE HAD. I WILL MISS JIM (HE WAS PART OF MY LIFE). SO LONG MY FRIEND - TILL WE MEET AGAIN.
YOUR FRIEND ALWAYS ZING