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Eduardo F. Calheta

March 11, 1937 April 27, 2019
Eduardo F. Calheta
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Obituary for Eduardo F. Calheta

NEW BEDFORD-Eduardo F. Calheta, 82, of New Bedford, died Saturday, April 27, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Honorina (Medeiros) Calheta with whom he shared 56 years of marriage and son of the late Manuel J, and Idalina (Frias) Calheta.
Born in Agua de Alto, St. Michael, Azores, he came to this country in 1969.
Mr. Calheta was a communicant of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church.
He was employed as a landscaper for Tavares Landscaping until his retirement.
His family was his greatest joy. Mr. Calheta was an avid Benfica fan, enjoyed gardening and watching television, especially Portuguese and Spanish soap operas.
His family includes his wife, Honorina (Medeiros) Calheta of New Bedford; 1 son, Jose E. Calheta and his wife, Elizabeth of New Bedford; 2 daughters, Helena M. Medeiros and her husband, Mitchell of New Bedford and Sandy Lopes and her companion, George Rebelo of New Bedford; 2 brothers, Antonio Calheta of Westport and Jose Calheta of Tiverton, RI; 5 sisters, Aldora Araujo of Dartmouth, Mary-Lee Casmiro of Fairhaven, Maria de Jesus Calheta of Salem, MA, Teresa da Cunha of Dartmouth and Ilda Medeiros of New Bedford; 6 grandchildren, Randy, Scott, Kaitlyn, Nicole, Brittney and Brenden; 4 great-grandchildren, Kayden, Braelyn, Ethan and Riley; several nieces and nephews.
He was the father-in-law of the late Mario Lopes and brother of the late Manuel Calheta, Alfredo Calheta and Maria Deus Araujo.
Visiting hours in the funeral home Thursday evening 5:00-7:00. His funeral will be conducted Friday morning at 8:00 from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated in Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church at 9:00. Interment in Rural Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to AUBERTINE-LOPES FUNERAL HOME, 129 Allen St., New Bedford.


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