Irene Rezendes Morgado, 75 of Rochester, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May7th, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Antonio Morgado with whom she shared 56 years of marriage.
Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Frank and May (Medeiros) Rezendes, she resided in Rochester for the past 25 years.
Mrs. Morgado had worked as a preschool teacher at Cape Cod Child Development for 20 years. Prior to that, her and her husband operated the Onset Bakery at Point Independence.
She was a talented cook and quilter and most of all loved spending time with her loving children, grandchildren and great-granddaughters. She had a special way with children in which we all admired.
Surviving in addition to her husband Antonio is a daughter, Debbie Guillotte and her significant other Harry Hughen of NH, two sons, Kevin Morgado and his significant other Laura Dodge of New Bedford and Kenneth Morgado and his wife Dawn of Freetown, two grandsons, Keith Morgado and his fiancé Beth Hague of Carver, and Kenny Morgado and his wife Theresa of Freetown, two great granddaughters Kenedi and Carolyn Morgado, and a sister Linda Massa and her husband Ed of Dartmouth. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, May 17th from 2-5 at Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, Ma. Immediately following, there will be a gathering at 30 Quanapoag Rd. East Freetown 02717. All friends and family are invited to join us in celebrating Irene’s life.