Edward L. Medeiros, age 84, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018 while in the loving care of his family. He was the devoted husband of Lorraine (Lussier) Medeiros for the past 62 years.
He grew up in New Bedford, MA with his parents, the late Albert D. Medeiros and Mary (Pereira) Govey, and with his brother, the late Albert D. Medeiros Jr. He graduated from New Bedford High School and was soon employed by New Bedford Institution for Savings. In 1957, he was drafted into the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. After returning home, he and his wife started a family and settled in Fairhaven, MA. He continued to work at the bank, where he became manager of the mortgage department, until becoming the owner/operator of NAPA Auto Parts in Bridgewater, MA. Ed and Lorraine eventually relocated to Mattapoisett in 1983 and then back to New Bedford in 2007.
Through the years he enjoyed skiing, golfing, bowling, square dancing, playing cards, dining out and traveling with his family and friends. One of his greatest joys was spending the winters in Port Charlotte, Florida following his retirement at the age of 55.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, are two daughters; Kathi Newman and her husband Max of Dartmouth, Gina Shorrock and her husband Steven of Mattapoisett, four grandchildren; Christopher Newman and his wife Julie, Ryan Newman, Natasha Shorrock and Alexa Shorrock; a sister-in-law, Nicole Medeiros, and a niece, Michelle Letts. He was uncle to the late Albert M. Medeiros.
His funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 74 Spring Street, Fairhaven, MA on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 9 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or www.stjude.org. Arrangements are in the care of Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745. To leave a note of condolence: www.rock-funeralhome.com