A VIRTUAL MEMORIAL

WE REMEMBER YOU.

As the city emerges from the long siege of COVID-19, we pause to take stock of what – and whom – we’ve lost. The virus claimed more than 400 people in New Bedford. Most died alone, separated from loved ones and without ceremony. Here, we pay tribute to their amazing lives.

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NEW TRIBUTES: Clara DaSilva, Antone ‘Tonka Toi’ Fortes

Arthur Alcock.

ARTHUR ALCOCK, 96
New Bedford painter, Red Sox fan

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MANUEL P. AMARAL, 74
Vietnam vet, animal lover and ‘cool uncle’

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PAUL A. BABINEAU, 76
Family man and Coast Guard vet

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CARLOS BARREIRA, 30
Loved soccer and family

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ALICE BERNIER, 96
Talented fashion illustrator who raised 7 children

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JAY AND MARILYN BISSONNETTE, 78 and 73
Died just a few hours apart

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NATALIA AND RAUL BRANQUINHO, 86 and 85
‘They could not live without each other’

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MICHELE ‘MICKEY’ BURNS, 75
Banker who loved the ocean, arts and singing in choirs

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LEONORA CAMARA, 90
Longtime Cliftex stitcher

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MICHAEL P. CASSIDY, 52
Police sergeant performed life-saving CPR on Market Basket cashier

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CHARLES CORREIA, 92
Army veteran, textile worker

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CLARA DASILVA, 84
Worked as a stitcher of fine men’s suits

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GREGORY DISCHLER, 61
Diehard Angels fan loved California

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VIRGILIO DUARTE, 86
Loved soccer, farming and fishing

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ANTONE ‘TONKA TOI’ FORTES, 73
Retired Myles Standish park supervisor and talented musician

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JANICE ANN GROSSO, 76
‘Queen of Alden Court’ nursing home

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RAMONA HAMBY, 49
Loved Fort Taber trips and daytime TV

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ROBERT HARRISON, 76
Loved his mother, brother and bingo

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FREDERICK M. KALISZ JR., 63
Former New Bedford mayor was a family man first

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KATHERINE LAPRE, 69
Dedicated nurse at St. Luke’s

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MARCELLE MARIE LAREAU, 94
‘Saintly lady’ raised 5 children

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VALERIE J. LEGER, 79
Came to U.S. on Queen Mary

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CHERYL ANN MASSE, 73
Diligent office manager and friend

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‘MICKEY’ REYNOLDS, 56
Gifted guitarist, generous friend

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DOROTHY E. RICE, 80
Opened her home to those in need

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TARBY RICHARDS, 72
‘The one to bring joy’

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BOBBY ROSE, 87
Hard-working teamster and waterfront legend

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HANIFA ROSE, 87
‘Buttonhole girl’ and van driver

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JOSEPH R. ROSE JR., 57
Easy-going soul, despite hard life

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STEPHEN SEARS, 69
New Bedford accountant and father figure

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ISAURA SERODE, 91
Enjoyed cooking, reading and bingo

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MARIA SILVA, 90
Loved her church and sewing wedding dresses

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EDWARD SIMAS, 70
Classic car collector could fix anything

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BEVERLY SOUZA, 78
Businesswoman, seamstress, cook

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EMIL SPANNER, 77
Tireless worker with keen business acumen

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JOAN M. STRATTON, 70
Advocate for LGBTQ+ community

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JOAQUIN ‘JACK’ TEIXEIRA, 85
Army vet who loved his moped

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ANTONIO VIEIRA, 85
Fisherman, landscaper, painter

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