Anna R. (Rose) James, 99, of New Bedford died Tuesday December 18, 2012 at Forestview Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Willis W. James.
Born in Rochester, the daughter of the late Aurelio and Caroline (Renney) Rose, she was raised in Marion and lived in Boston and Norton, returning to New Bedford 15 years ago.
Survivors include a son, Milton Salah H. Matoes and his wife Nancy of Fairhaven; three sisters, Louise Tucker and Florence Monteiro, both of Marion, and Dorothy Pope of Dartmouth; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Dominga Merreles, David, Arthur, and Domingo Rose.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 9 AM at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston. Visiting hours will be Friday 4-8 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.