Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA


Stephen Sears

March 9, 1951May 19, 2020

Stephen J. Sears, age 69, of New Bedford passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Saint Luke’s Hospital due to complications of Covid-19. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Louis and Mary (Nunes) Sears.

Stephen was a graduate of Southeastern Massachusetts University of Dartmouth with a degree in Accounting and was employed by the First National Bank. He loved to read, play golf, cards, and was an avid Patriots fan. Stephen had a kind soul and was always willing to help others. He will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his very dear friend, caregiver and companion of many years, Patricia A. Colwell of New Bedford; and three nephews.

He was the brother of the late A. Louise Bolton and Louis Sears.

Due to social restrictions at this time, private arrangements are in the care of ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745. For on-line tributes please visit our website at: www.rock-funeralhome.com


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Polly Pimentel Zajac

May 20, 2020

I keep thinking of all the holiday gatherings. Stephen was best "facilities manager". He'd be the back and forth to the garage, basement, last minute store trips, just whatever needed to done. He'd also be the first one doing dishes and getting things all put away. He did this all the a glad heart. He was a kind and gentle person who I grew to appreciate so much. I'm grateful my mother made sure he always had the best care as his illness progressed. He was loved by our family.


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