Joseph Lopes

March 27, 1926April 24, 2014
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Joseph Lopes, 88, of Palm Bay died Thursday (4/24) at the William Childs Hospice House. A native of New Bedford, Mass, he came to the Palm Bay area in 2002 from Freetown, Mass. Joseph was a Catholic and a veteran of WWII and Korea, having served in the US Navy as well as the Merchant Marines. Having a love for cooking, Joseph had been a chef prior to retiring. He also enjoyed his hobby of wood working.

Preceded in death by his parents: Antonio and Michaela Rosario Lopes; Joseph is survivors include his wife of 45 years: Mary; sons: Joseph J. of New Bedford, Antone J. of Dartmouth, Mass, Kenneth J. of California, Arthur Almeida of Palm Bay, Henry J. of Massachusetts; daughters: Lisa Barros of Palm Bay, Carol Ann Almeida of New Bedford, Mass, Frances Gilbert of New Bedford, Mass, Anita Gomes of Mass; brothers: Joaquin of New Bedford, Mass, Antone, Jr. of Maryland; sisters: Mary Mendes of Dartmouth, Mass, Hilda Correia of Mass, Juanita also of Mass; many grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

A memorial celebration of Joseph’s life will be held at Fountainhead Funeral Home Chapel, May 8, 2014 at 2:00pm


  • Life Celebration Thursday, May 8, 2014

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theresa pacheco

December 6, 2014

I feel deeply sorry fir the families loss. So sorry.

Karen Barbour

May 12, 2014

Papa Joe- your heart was so big, and kind & I have soo many wonderful memories of you and family times! I can still feel your love - as I've always kept you close in my heart. Rest well - Sweet Pumpkin Joe, and may all your family find comfort in their memories .

Nicole Almeida

May 7, 2014

Papa joe you were one of the sweetest people. I am going to miss you but I know we will see eachother again. Ill never forget you telling me about your alligator scar. Im thankful for the days I spent with you near the end and you telling me you love me and calling me suga pie lol..... rest easy papa Joe love you

frances gilbert

May 4, 2014

hey dad i'm having a hard timeknowing your not here any more i'm so sad love you -frances

Heather Manoloff

May 3, 2014

Hi papa Joe miss u and u will never be forgotten u r always wit me and we love u just sucks u did not get to meet my son but I know u r watched down on us and Kaitlyn says she can't get papa Joe in trouble when he goes and shuts the window when grandma had just opened it lol she is too much WE LOVE YOU and we miss u already!!!!!!!

olivia Cabral

May 2, 2014

We. Always. Had. Fun.You will be
greatly. Missed.Sorry. for your. Loss. Mary.God. will help. You.

Tammy Almeida

May 1, 2014

Joe has been a part of my life for 36 years and will be missed so much. He had a kind heart and would always be there when you needed him. He was a great father in law and PaPa Joe to my girls and my granddaughters. Rest in peace Joe.

Tiffany Bristol

May 1, 2014

Sorry for you loss! He was such a great man! He use to always come into the bayside Walgreens and shop when I worked there. Such a sweet guy. He will be missed by many! RIP

Robin Naughton

April 30, 2014

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Naomi Case

April 29, 2014

Mary, Carol, Arthur and sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Praying the comfort of the Comforter will surround you all at this difficult time. Naomi