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Esther J. Pacheco

October 25, 1931 February 26, 2019
Esther J. Pacheco
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Obituary for Esther J. Pacheco

NEW BEDFORD-Esther J. (Lake) Pacheco, 87, of New Bedford, died Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital following a period of declining health. She was the wife of Gabriel E. Pacheco, Sr.
Born in Tewksbury, she was the daughter of the late John Moniz and Rachel (Lake) Wilson.
Mrs. Pacheco was employed as a cook for many years at Woolworth's. In her younger years, she and her father were the owners of New Bedford Sporting Goods.
Mrs. Pacheco held the distinction of being the first registered female gunsmith in the United States.
She loved to cook and bake and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Her family includes her husband; her children, Steven Pacheco and his wife, Tammi of Acushnet, Ruthann Lucas of New Bedford and Bradford Pacheco of New Bedford; her sister, Marion of New Bedford; 5 grandchildren, Meagan Lucas, Lyndsey Lucas, Sarah Pacheco, Shane Pacheco and Jamie Pacheco.
Her memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 884 Kempton St., New Bedford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451 or Humane Society & Shelter SouthCoast, 31 Ventura Drive, Dartmouth, MA 02747.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to AUBERTINE-LOPES FUNERAL HOME, 129 Allen St., New Bedford.

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