John J. P. Pinho, 53, of New Bedford, died Sunday, November 4, 2012 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was the son of Maria L. (Alcaidinho) Pinho of New Bedford and the late Jacinto Pinho.
Born in Santa Cruz, Lagoa, St. Michael, Azores, John immigrated with his family to Dartmouth in 1960 and resided in New Bedford since 1964.
He was a communicant of St. Mary Church, So. Dartmouth.
John was employed as a sales manager for Tile Craft.
He enjoyed spending time at the beach, dining out and working out at the gym.
His family includes his mother;2 daughters, Melissa B. Pinho and Amanda M. Pinho, both of New Bedford; a step-daughter, Chelsea L. Skipwith of New Bedford; 1 brother, Mariano M. Pinho of New Bedford; 2 sisters, Fatima P. Buzniak and her husband, Andrew of Florida and Beatrice M. Gravelle and her husband, Gary of Arizona; 2 grandchildren, Mackenzie Pinho and Angel Collazo; 1 niece, Tracie Rothwell and 2 nephews, Jason Galli and Dillion Mello-Pinho.
His funeral was held Friday with a Mass of Christian burial celebrated in St. Mary Church, So. Dartmouth. Interment in Rural Cemetery.