Dr. Ludgero S.A. Gomez

June 18, 1932April 22, 2014

Dr. Ludgero S.A. Gomez, 81, of North Dartmouth, passed away on April 22, 2014 after a period of declining health. He was born and raised in Newport, Rhode Island, the son of the late Ludgero and Alice Gomez.

After graduating from Providence College in 1954, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. After leaving the service as a Captain and veteran of the Korean War, he attended Tufts Dental School. He opened Cape Cod Dental Associates in Wareham where he served the community for 42 years. In addition, he taught at the Harvard, Tufts and Boston University dental schools as well as dental colleges in Brazil. Dr. Gomez served on the board of Tobey Hospital, a local bank and Heritage Plantation. He was the Chief of Dental staff at Tobey Hospital and the Vice President of Tobey Health Systems.

Dr. Gomez was a mentor for many aspiring medical professionals and a beloved friend to all who knew him. He had a life-long passion for jewelry-making and the study of physics.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Elaine M. Gomez of North Dartmouth; his daughter Alyce Gomez of Larchmont, New York, his sons Ludgero S.A. Gomez of Washington, D.C., James M. Gomez and his wife Amy of Las Vegas Nevada and Lieutenant Colonel Paul Gomez and his wife Lisa of Sterling Virginia.

His greatest source of happiness was spending time with his family including his grandchildren Leah, Natalie, Beau, Luke, Zoe, James, Alyssa, Samantha and Katherine.

His Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11am at St. Mary’s Church, 783 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8pm at the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. Burial in South Dartmouth Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Kidney Fund. For online tributes please visit:

The family would like to thank the wonderful nurses of St. Luke's Hospital for their committed care and loving professionalism.



  • Visiting Hours Thursday, April 24, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Friday, April 25, 2014


  • Burial

Dr. Ludgero S.A. Gomez

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Louis Maloof

May 17, 2014

Dear Mrs. Gomez and family,
My name is Louis Maloof. I am 81. When I was confirmed at St. Joseph's Church in Newport RI, I believe Ludgero and I walked down the aisle together.
I would like to know if I am correct. You can contact me at In any case, I will remember Ludgero in my prayers.
Louis Maloof, 29 Court Street, North Chatham, MA 02650, 508 945 5446; 917 374 3276.

Kay and Dana Gibson

May 13, 2014

Like many, Lu first entered our lives through his profession. He departs as a dear and true friend of nearly forty years. Elaine, please know that we share your sadness and the huge loss that you and your children and grandchildren feel with Lu's passing. The world is better for the time that he shared with us and the lessons he taught by example. Good bye, good friend.
Kay and Dana Gibson; Fort Pierce, Florida and Camden, Maine

Beverly & David MacKinnon

May 9, 2014

To the entire Gomez Family: We have just returned from Florida and read that Lou had passed away. We were just so saddened and we want to extend our Deepest Sympathies to you and your family. He was such a Wonderful person, Dentist, and above all a WONDERFUL FAMILY MAN. He was So Proud of you, all, and whenever we would go to see him, at the office, he would share so many lovely stories of his family. Our Love, Thoughts, and Prayers are extended to you, all.

Jim Hyman

April 27, 2014

Dear Elaine,
My condolences to you on the passing of Lu.To me he was the perfect gentleman.You and yours are in my prayers.

April 25, 2014

Mrs. Gomez and Family,
Dr. Gomez was an exceptional all around family man and I could go on endlessly describing his fine qualities. Although it is never easy accepting the lost of a love one, he is at peace, may God guide you and your family through these difficult days.
Mary E. McCoy
Onset Massachusetts
(a patient and babysitter)

April 25, 2014

Dear Elaine,
Jim and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of Lou. Melinda fondly remembers those rides to Tabor that were often complete with chocolate "donuts" which Lou wisely designated as "brain food." We will remember Lou as a wonderful professional and a caring and active member of the community as well as a great example for the kids.
Please remember us to your children.
Jackie Lane

April 25, 2014

dear Elaine and family
so sorry to hear about Lu. he was a good friend. love to you and your children and grandchildren.
Marlena and Charles Marino
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Jessica Mosquera

April 24, 2014

To the Gomez Family
Sorry for your loss.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Michael Gil & Jessica.M

Carla Wilson

April 24, 2014

To the Gomez Family, I'm so sorry to hear about Dr. Gomez. He was truly a wonderful man. I didn't have the pleasure of knowing him outside of being a patient but he always made you feel like a friend. I would always tell people that he was best dentist anywhere and would drive from Brockton to still see him... My kids also adored him... That man never caused pain even pulling wisdom teeth in his office.
But my favorite story is how when my daughter was little and we would see him in Falmouth on Wednesdays and he would do the cleaning.. He would put gloves and a mask on her and let her "clean mommy's teeth" she got to hold the mirror and thought that was the best thing ever. My daughter and son never feared the dentist like some kids do and I give that credit to him.
Truly a great man.
Again, I'm so sorry for your loss..

Allen Osgood

April 24, 2014

Elaine and Family, how we grieve for your loss. You and Lou always had such warm smiles and kind words for our family. How grateful we are for the memories we carry with us.
Allen Osgood and Family