Humberto Borges

July 25, 1931February 24, 2013
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Humberto (Herb) Borges, 81, son of the late Armando and Mary Borges and was the loving husband of Ann (Govoni) Borges.

He graduated from Bryant College and spent four years in the US Navy aboard the USS Benham DD 796. After being honorably discharged as a Storekeeper first class, he joined his father's grocery store business, later becoming the sole proprietor. After selling the store, he began a new career as a salesman for Anheuser Busch distributors Mooney Company, and Quality Beverage, where he was honored as the first ever salesman of the year in New England. After retirement, he was a part-time marketing consultant for Quality Beverage. The Massachusetts State Legislature recognized him in 2007 with the Portuguese Heritage Award. Herb was active as a Dartmouth Rotarian for 50 years, earning the Rotary International Paul Harris Award. A longtime member of St. Mary's Parish, he served as Secretary of the St. Vincent DePaul Society, earning the Top Hat award, and served as an advisor to the Social Concerns ministry. He was a tireless volunteer at the Catholic Social Services food pantry, and was honored for his devoted service by the Diocese of Fall River with the Marion medal. Mr. Borges was a member of the VFW.

Herb’s loving family also includes a sister, Agnes Salvador, a son Carl Avila and wife Tempie, son James Avila (Deceased) and wife Kimberly, nephew and godson Rev. Stephen B. Salvador, Pastor of St. Peter and Paul Parish in Fall River, MA, nieces and god children Mary Anne Trahan and husband Paul, and Carmen M. Salvador, four grandchildren Jessica, Joseph, Anthony, and Daniel Avila, a grandniece Elaine Campbell and grandnephew Mark Trahan, and other nieces and nephews.

His Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 11am in St. Mary’s Church, 783 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday 3-8pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. Burial will be in the South Dartmouth Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Catholic Social Services at, or the charity of your choice.



  • Visitation Wednesday, February 27, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, February 28, 2013


  • Burial

Humberto Borges

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March 3, 2013


I am so sorry to hear of your lose of Herbie. I see from the slide show that you have many great memories that will carry you through this most difficult period.

I am grateful to have had the privilege of witnessing and capturing your last dance at Al's party.

With my sincere sympathy.

Barbara Jasmin

Terri (Macedo) Souza

February 28, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Herb. He was such a wonderful man. It was a pleasure to have known him since I was a little girl. And the photo album broght back so many childhood memores. My prayers are with you all.

February 28, 2013

Our sincere sympathy to Ann and the Borges Family. Herb was a great man and will be missed by all who knew him.
Louis & Joanne Melo (Frostproof, FL)

February 27, 2013

Herb was a very giving person and always had a smile. I have not played the piano for 6 months but I did so today and thought about Ann and Herb and played the old familiar tunes that we danced to when he ran all the dances for the Rotary Club. Ann was always behind him baking her delicious small cakes for everyone to enjoy at the dances. Ann was a classmate of mine for a number of years and we send our love.
Edwin and Stella

Karen Govoni

February 26, 2013

Dear Cousin Ann & family, Words cannot express our sorrow. The photo gallery is an amazing tribute to a joyful life well-lived. Our deepest sympathy and love are with you all. Love, Jim & Karen Govoni and family

Ana Gonsalves

February 26, 2013

Dear Borges Family,
Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to you and your family. Although Mr. Borges was not our family member he was pert of our church family. Seeing him with his wife as Eucharistic ministers and him always lovingly waiting for her her to step down from the altar so they could proceed was very edifying. He seems to love and adore his wife and that set a good example for others on how true gentlemen should be. He was always smiling, and my children enjoyed his kind words. His presence will be missed, we will pray for the repose of his soul and for the Lord to comfort your family at this time as He is the only one who can! Eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord , and let perpetual light shine upon him, may he rest in peace.

Frank Prenda

February 26, 2013

Herb was one of the nicest men to walk the face of the earth; always devoting his time to benifit others. He will be sorely missed by all those he touched.
My deepest sympathy goes out to Ann and Carl. May Herb's soul rest in peace!