Stanley "Bob" Barboza

July 14, 1913November 1, 2013

Stanley “Bob” Barboza, 100, of New Bedford, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of Mary (Reis) Barboza with whom he shared 73 years of marriage.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Joseph and Maria (Pina) Barboza, he grew up in Boston and returned to New Bedford where he has lived ever since.

Stanley recently celebrated his 100th birthday at Hawthorn Country club with more than 100 guests, where he was also honored by the Coast Guard and Lightship Services as the oldest member of the U.S. Lightship Service. He served as an engineman in the U.S. Coast Guard for 28 years, retiring in 1957.

Stanley was a loyal Red Sox fan and got to see his team win the World Series on Wednesday. He loved cruises and Mercedes Benz, was a handicraftsman having built two houses and until recently performed most of the maintenance work on his home. Stanley was sharp to the end, knowledgeable about current events and an avid reader of political nonfiction.

Surviving in addition to his wife Mary; a son, Robert Barboza and wife Maureen of Bridgewater; daughters, Marie DePina and husband Henry of Fairhaven, Amy Seiders and husband Edward of New Bedford and Denise Arsenault and husband Peter of Rochester; 11 grandchildren, Craig, Christopher, Jeffrey, Brett, Eric, Jonathan, Brian, Elizabeth, Erin, Keith and Steven; 11 great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Rachel, Jacob, William, Sophia, Bryce, Abigail, Charles, Natalie, Dominic and Elias; a sister, Velma McLeod of Avon. He was predeceased by sisters, Emma Leighton, Mae Casey and Helen Zaborowski.

His Funeral will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 9am from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth followed by a Funeral Mass at 10am in St. Julie Billiart Church, 494 Slocum Rd., Dartmouth. Visiting hours Tuesday 5-8pm. Burial in St. John’s Cemetery, New Bedford.



  • Visiting Hours Tuesday, November 5, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, November 6, 2013


  • Burial

Stanley "Bob" Barboza

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Chris Reardon

November 7, 2013

As a child, I grew up across the street from the Barbozas. Mr. Barboza was always so kind to me. Thoughts and prayers go out to Bobby, Marie, Amelia, Denise and their families. Chris (DiGiacomo) Reardon, North Haven, CT

Jairo & Marcela Pacheco

November 6, 2013

Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. With caring thoughts.

November 6, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies.

Eudoro & Gladys Laverde (Tamarac,FL)

November 5, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

With deepest sympathies,

Keith, Debbie, Kathryn, and Ryan Sylvia
West Springfield, VA

Sandy & Don L

November 5, 2013

Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. Uncle Bob will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Memories last a lifetime. Love and prayers.

November 5, 2013

Godspeed Shipmate!
Ferndale, WA.

Ted Ready

November 5, 2013

Thinking of all of you and wanted to express my deepest sympathies . Your entire family holds a special place in my heart.

Julia Danksewicz

November 4, 2013

We will miss you Pop Pop
Julia & Rosie Danksewicz