Manny Del Lima, Jr., 78, of Rochester, passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, April 1st, 2021.
Born in New Bedford, son of the late Manuel and Irene (Goulart) Del Lima, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life before retiring to Rochester. He was the husband of Barbara Blanchard.
Manny was a classically trained, talented trumpet player. He played with many bands including the UMass Dartmouth Jazz Band, Bay State Band, John Solerno Band, and Blues Alley.
His favorite past time was working on his wooden boats and building a scale model of the Mayflower.
He received his Master’s Degree in Engineering from Northeastern University and worked for Brewer Engineering in Marion, Instron Corporation in Canton, New Bedford Vocational High School, and UMass Dartmouth.
He leaves behind his loving wife Barbara and his children, Christine Kerans and her husband Martin of Stoneham, MA, and Steven Del Lima and his wife Jennifer of Levittown, NY; his siblings, Lenny Del Lima and Bernice DeChaves; his grandchildren, Owen Kerans and Hailey Del Lima; and many nieces and nephews.
His visitation will be held Wednesday, April 7, from 4 to 8 pm with a service held at 7 pm at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Mattapoisett. For online guestbook and directions please visit www.saundersdwyer.com
In lieu of flowers donations in his honor can be made to Office of Advancement Services, UMass Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you must wear a mask, practice social distancing, and avoid any close contact. Capacity at the funeral home will be limited so there could be wait times outside the funeral home. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.