Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA


Lionel Barboza

July 5, 1945November 24, 2019

Lionel J. Barboza, 74, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Isaura (Andrade) Barboza.

Born in St. Michael, a son of the late Lionel and Maria C. (Colouro) Barboza he came to America at the age of 14.

Lionel was the owner and operator of L.J. Fishery and he was a member of the Society of Senhor da Pedra.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by their children, Michael Barboza and his wife Nicole of New Bedford, Lionel Barboza and his wife Lucy of New Bedford, Michelle Barboza and her husband Russell of New Bedford, and Ann Roda and her husband Joe of New Bedford; a sister, Maria Rezendes of New Bedford; six grandchildren, Alexandra, Jacob, Drew, Amanda, Kelsey, and Kayden; one great grandchild, Zayne; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Fatima Almeida.

His Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony Padua Church, 1359 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. For online tribute: www.rock-funeralhome.com.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, November 27, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, November 27, 2019


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Sandra Araujo

November 27, 2019

Mr. Barboza was a neighbor growing up and so much more! Happy memories from our childhoods growing up on Running Deer Road. Thank you for being a part of my great upbringing. Thank you for being a part of my family.

I am so sorry for your loss and send love, prayers, and comfort to you all.