Julia M. (Lopes) Bence

Julia M. (Lopes) Bence, 99, of Mattapoisett died February 23, 2022 at St. Luke’s Hospital.

She was the wife of the late Frederick W. Bence, Jr.

            Born in Fairhaven and raised on the family farm, daughter of the late Antonio S. and Maria (Gaspar) Lopes, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life.

            She enjoyed spending time at Shaw’s Cove in Fairhaven where she loved to collect shells and quahoging.

            Survivors include her 2 daughters, Susan M. LaFleur and her husband Herbert of Rochester and Christine G. Day of New Bedford; 4 grandchildren, Thomas F. Day, Lisa A. Day, Edward G. Day and Mary E. Day-McKiernan and her husband Timothy; 2 great-grandsons, Logan C. White and Elliot McKiernan; and many nieces and nephews.

            She was the sister of the late Louise Mello, Clara Lopes, Paul Lopes, Albert Lopes, Antone Lopes, Louis Lopes, Matilda Teixeira-McIsaac and Elizabeth Lawrence.

            Her visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from 4-7 pm in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6). For directions and guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

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