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Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA

OBITUARY

Maria Gloria Valente

December 13, 1947June 9, 2019
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Maria Gloria Valente, 71, of New Bedford, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at home following a long illness. She was the wife of Manuel Valente with whom she shared 39 years of marriage.

Born in Murtosa, Portugal, daughter of the late Antonio and Maria Luisa Silva, she came to the United States in 1978 and lived in Naugatuck, Connecticut before settling in New Bedford.

She had worked for various manufacturing companies.

Gloria enjoyed listening to music, dancing, cooking sewing and beautiful flowers of all kinds. She loved shopping and cherished family gatherings.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her children, Lisa Valente of New Bedford and Paulo Valente and his wife Ana of New Bedford; her grandson, Matthew Valente of New Bedford; her brothers, Augusto Silva and his wife Maria of Naugatuck, CT and Alfredo Silva and his wife Lucia of New Bedford; and her sister, Guilhermina Silva of New Bedford.

Her Funeral will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 9 am from the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 am in St. Mary’s Church, 343 Tarkiln Hill Rd., New Bedford. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Thursday 5-8 pm.

For online tributes please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com

Services

  • Visiting Hours Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Burial Friday, June 14, 2019

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Biography

Maria Gloria Valente, 71, of New Bedford, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at home following a long illness. She was the wife of Manuel Valente with whom she shared 39 years of marriage.

Born in Murtosa, Portugal, daughter of the late Antonio and Maria Luisa Silva, she came to the United States in 1978 and lived in Naugatuck, Connecticut before settling in New Bedford.

She had worked for various manufacturing companies.

Gloria enjoyed listening to music, dancing, cooking sewing and beautiful flowers of all kinds. She loved shopping and cherished family gatherings.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her children, Lisa Valente of New Bedford and Paulo Valente and his wife Ana of New Bedford; her grandson, Matthew Valente of New Bedford; her brothers, Augusto Silva and his wife Maria of Naugatuck, CT and Alfredo Silva and his wife Lucia of New Bedford; and her sister, Guilhermina Silva of New Bedford.

Her Funeral will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 9 am from the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 am in St. Mary’s Church, 343 Tarkiln Hill Rd., New Bedford. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Thursday 5-8 pm.

For online tributes please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com