Geraldine Borba Hawes
October 13, 1940 – June 6, 2018
Geraldine “Gerry” Borba Hawes, 77, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Norwood Hospital.
Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Frank and Emily (Borges) Borba, she had resided in South Dartmouth for most of her life before moving to Wrentham.
Gerry was a graduate of Dartmouth High School, class of 1958, and had worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Plumber Supply Co. and Sea Gold Seafood Products, Inc.
Growing up in Padanaram, she treasured views of the harbor and its salty breezes. She was an avid reader and gardener, however spending time with her beloved grandchildren brought her the most joy.
Her family includes two sons, Bryan Rodrigues and his wife Pamela of Franklin and Mark Rodrigues of New Bedford; a sister, Delores “Dee” Borba and her husband Peter Jenkins of South Dartmouth; a brother, Anthony Borba and his wife Patti of AZ; a son-in-law, Joseph Cardamone of Wolfsboro, NH; ten grandchildren, Lucy, Emma, Andre, Natalie, Peter, Anthony, Grace, Elizabeth, Olivia and Will; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Wendy Cardamone and two brothers, Hank Borba and Paul Borba.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Smith Neck Friends Cemetery, 594 Smith Neck Rd., South Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Make-A-Wish MA & RI, One Bullfinch Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114 or Rosie’s Place (shelter for homeless women), 889 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118. For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com
- The late Frank Borba, Father
- The late Emily (Borges) Borba, Mother
- Bryan Rodrigues & his wife Pamela, Son
- Mark Rodrigues, Son
- Delores "Dee" Borba & her husband Peter Jenkins, Sister
- Anthony Borba & his wife Patti, Brother
- Joseph Cardamone, Son-in-law
- She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Lucy, Emma, Andre, Natalie, Peter, Anthony, Grace, Elizabeth, Olivia and Will; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Wendy Cardamone and two brothers, Hank Borba and Paul Borba.
Make-A-Wish MA & RI
One Bullfinch Place 2nd Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02114
(shelter for homeless women) 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02118
- Graveside Service Thursday, June 14, 2018
Geraldine Borba Hawes
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June 11, 2018
I fondly remember Gerry’s kindness and sense of humor. As kids & teenagers, we spent a lot of time visiting the house, making too much noise, blocking the Lane with our big (old) cars. Gerry was always so good natured – even when keeping us in line – and enjoyed having us there. We always felt welcome. Cherish the great memories of a wonderful person!
Bryan and Mark and the whole family – My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Take care, Paul
June 10, 2018
Please accept my condolences on the loss of a great lady and friend. I have known your mom all my life as she was friends with my mom and dad. She was a fantastic person and I am so lucky to have caught up with her these last few years as we a some nice visits. I will miss her for sure. God bless during this difficult time.
June 8, 2018
Gerry and I were very close friends when we were in high school, as well as when we became sisters-in-law, so I have many great memories of Gerry. I remember going to Newport coffee houses with her and another friend when we were in high school. That was back in the beatnik days and we thought we were so cool. Then we had many fun-filled double dates, sleep-overs, and just a lot of happy times together. She was part of my wedding, and I was part of hers. Then we had children who were close in age and we continued in our close relationship for many years. Gerry had a great sense of humor, and we shared a lot of laughs together. She was a loving and caring mother to her three children, and she adored her grandchildren. I will always carry fond memories of Gerry in my heart. I know she will be greatly missed by her family and friends but now she's home with her precious daughter, her parents, her brothers, her nephews and other family members who have gone before her, and I know she is rejoicing with them in the presence of the Lord. Good-bye, for now, my friend. Give my Neil a kiss and hug from me.