Manuel J. “Manny” DePina, 57, of New Bedford, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, in New Bedford, after a brief illness. He was the longtime companion of the late Gladys Mourao.
Born in New Bedford, son of the late Daniel T. and Charlotte (Pina) DePina, he grew up in Fairhaven where he graduated from Fairhaven High School and lived in Mattapoisett prior to moving to New Bedford six years ago.
He is survived by his son, Daniel DePina of New Bedford; a brother, Daniel L. DePina of Fairhaven; three sisters, Drusilla Perry and her husband Stephen of Mattapoisett, Jane DePina of Fairhaven and Regina Gomes and her husband Amilcar of Fairhaven; step children, Shandel Trinadad and Rodney Perry both of Wareham and Jamie Mourao of New Bedford; eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mr. DePina was the brother of the late Kathy Tavares.
He will be cremated and memorial calling hours will be held Thursday, from 4-7 pm, in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven. A graveside service will be held Friday, July 12, 2019, at 10 am, in the Acushnet Cemetery.