Staff

Meet the Staff of Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home
The staff at Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home take great pride in caring for the families we serve. Throughout your time with us, our staff will continue to anticipate your needs, attend to the details of your arrangements, and help you through a difficult time.

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Timothy President

Timothy J.  Lopes is the President of Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home. He graduated from New Bedford High School in 1978 and attended and graduated from New England Institute of Applied Arts & Sciences in Boston, Mass. in 1979. Timothy started his employment at Aubertine Funeral Home in 1985.  Following the death of William Aubertine in 1998, Timothy purchased the funeral home. He is married To Amelia (Lourenco) “Millie” Lopes. They reside in Acushnet and have two sons, Tyler and Troy.

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Millie Vice President

Amelia "Millie" (Lourenco) Lopes has been married to Timothy Lopes since 1994.  Millie graduated from New Bedford High School Class of 1982.  She attended Bristol Community College, pursuing a career as a Legal Secretary.  She was employed by several local law firms.  Since 2001 she has been the Office Manager, handling all correspondence including insurance paperwork, and all other documents.  She is fluent in Portuguese.  Millie is also a Notary Public.  She resides in Acushnet with her husband Tim.  They have 2 sons, Tyler and Troy.

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Sharon General Manager

Sharon (Amaral) Williams is the General Manager of Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home. She graduated from Bishop Stang High School in 1983. She attended University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth for 3 years. Sharon graduated from Funeral Institute of the North East in 2003. She is married to Howard J. Williams. Sharon and Howard have two children, son Reid and his wife Khedene and daughter Marina and two grandchildren, Cole and Ryleigh. They reside in Fairhaven.

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Tyler Funeral Home Attendant

Tyler J. Lopes is the oldest son of Amelia "Millie" and Timothy Lopes.  He was a graduate of Bishop Stang High School, Class of 2013.  He was a baseball recruit at Curry College in Milton, Mass. graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice in 2017.  He is currently employed as a police officer at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Police Department.  He was formerly employed by the town of Acushnet as a Police Officer for 3 years.  He resides in Acushnet with his wife Gabriella "Gabby" Tedeschi, R.N. 

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Troy Apprentice

Troy J. Lopes is the youngest son of Amelia "Millie" and Timothy Lopes.  He graduated Fairhaven High School with Honors Class of 2020. He was a baseball recruit at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, but opted into the transfer portal and was offered a roster spot at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.  He is currently enrolled at F.I.N.E. Funeral Institute of the North East Mortuary College and will be the second generation from the Lopes family to enter the funeral profession.  Troy currently posseses a license from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a funeral director and embalmer apprentice.

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Deacon Scott Funeral Home Assistant

Scott Taveira has been a familiar sight to many families, dating back to the 1980's when he was a funeral attendant for the Aubertine family.  He has since received his License from the Commonwealth as a Funeral Home Assistant.  Scott is employed by AFSCME American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 93 as a Staff Representative. Scott was ordained as a Deacon in the Diocese of Fall River on May 20,  2023.  Scott is also a Notary Public.  Scott resides in Mattapoisett and Fort Myers, Florida.

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Jim Funeral Home Attendant

James Lancaster started his employment in 2022.  James has been a great addition to our funeral home staff.  His primary responsibility is assisting on all funerals.  James previously was employed by the Bristol County Sheriff's Office, where he began his career as a Corrections Officer and retired following 30 years as the Assistant Superintendent of Security, holding the rank of Colonel.  James resides in Dartmouth with his wife Kristen and their two children.

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Joan Funeral Home Attendant

Joan A. (Godinho) Lopes is the matriarch of the Lopes family.  Her familiarity with so many of our families especially in the Portuguese community, comes from her 25 years of employment as a Pediatric Nurse for the late Dr. Bernard Portnoy.  Being fluent in Portuguese was critical to so many immigrant families experiencing medical issues with their children.  She finished her career employed by University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth as a Lead Paint Inspector.  

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Darlene Funeral Home Attendant

Darlene (Souza) Jusseaume started her employment in 2022. Her primary responsibility is being an attendant during visiting hours.  She is a graduate of New Bedford High School class of 1981.  She was previously employed as a secretary, accounts receivable clerk and bookkeeper, which has allowed for an easy transition in assisting with administrative duties as well.  Darlene is an active member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at St. James Church, serving as a lector and a faith formation teacher to students preparing for First Communion. In December 2023, Darlene was presented with the Marian Medal by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha.  Darlene is also fluent in Portuguese and resides in New Bedford with her husband Donald.

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Anne-Marie Tomascik Funeral Home Attendant

Anne-Marie Tomascik began her employment at Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home in 2022.  Anne-Marie is one of our attendants who will greet and assist visitors during calling hours.  She is a graduate of New Bedford High School.  For 19 years, Anne-Marie was previously employed as a newsroom assistant and obituary writer at the New Bedford Standard Times, which gave her some insight into funeral service.  With her past experience, combined with compassion and a desire to assist people at difficult times, Anne-Marie has become an integral part of our staff.  Anne-Marie resides in Acushnet and is currently employed full time with the Town of Acushnet, Department of Public Works.

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Victor Funeral Home Attendant

Vitorino DaSilva has been employed since 2000 and as been an integral part of our staff.  Vitorino "Victor" came to this country in the 60's from St. Michael, Azores.  He worked in construction for most of his adult life.  Victor was previously married for 54 years to late Beverly DaSilva.  Victor resides in Acushnet and enjoys wintering in Florida with his wife Serafina.

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Mark Funeral Home Attendant

Mark Oliveira began his employment at the funeral home in 2013.  Mark is fluent in Portuguese and well known in the Portuguese community.  His primary responsibility is assisting on funerals along side his father Eddie.  It's a unique father/son combination that works very well together.  Mark is also employed full time by Walmart as a manager.  Mark resides in Dartmouth with his wife Pamela and their children.

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Gilberto Funeral Home Attendant

Gilberto "Gilly" Tavares has been employed since 2000 and is a well known individual through his many associations with various clubs and organizations.  He is also a very active communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Gilly came to this country in the 60's from St. Michael, Azores.  He worked in manufacturing for many years and finished his career employed by St. Luke's Hospital in housekeeping.  Gilly resides in New Bedford with his wife Maria.  They have a son Stephen his wife Frances "Iliana"and a grandson Nathan.

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Gary Funeral Home Attendant

Gary Vargas began his employment in 2019.  Gary's main responsibility is driving the family limousine on funerals.  Gary was previously employed by the City of New Bedford in the Fire Department as a Firefighter, retiring after many years of service.  Gary proudly served his country in the U. S. Army.  Gary resides in New Bedford.

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Eddie Funeral Home Attendant

Eduviges Oliveira began his employment here in 2016.  Eddie is fluent in Portuguese and well known in the community.  Eddie's primary responsibility is assisting on all funerals.  Previously, Eddie was employed for over 40 years in the maintenance department at Cornell Dubilier until his retirement.

Timothy

President
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Timothy J.  Lopes is the President of Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home. He graduated from New Bedford High School in 1978 and attended and graduated from New England Institute of Applied Arts & Sciences in Boston, Mass. in 1979. Timothy started his employment at Aubertine Funeral Home in 1985.  Following the death of William Aubertine in 1998, Timothy purchased the funeral home. He is married To Amelia (Lourenco) “Millie” Lopes. They reside in Acushnet and have two sons, Tyler and Troy.

Millie

Vice President
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Amelia "Millie" (Lourenco) Lopes has been married to Timothy Lopes since 1994.  Millie graduated from New Bedford High School Class of 1982.  She attended Bristol Community College, pursuing a career as a Legal Secretary.  She was employed by several local law firms.  Since 2001 she has been the Office Manager, handling all correspondence including insurance paperwork, and all other documents.  She is fluent in Portuguese.  Millie is also a Notary Public.  She resides in Acushnet with her husband Tim.  They have 2 sons, Tyler and Troy.

Sharon

General Manager
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Sharon (Amaral) Williams is the General Manager of Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home. She graduated from Bishop Stang High School in 1983. She attended University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth for 3 years. Sharon graduated from Funeral Institute of the North East in 2003. She is married to Howard J. Williams. Sharon and Howard have two children, son Reid and his wife Khedene and daughter Marina and two grandchildren, Cole and Ryleigh. They reside in Fairhaven.

Tyler

Funeral Home Attendant
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Tyler J. Lopes is the oldest son of Amelia "Millie" and Timothy Lopes.  He was a graduate of Bishop Stang High School, Class of 2013.  He was a baseball recruit at Curry College in Milton, Mass. graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice in 2017.  He is currently employed as a police officer at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Police Department.  He was formerly employed by the town of Acushnet as a Police Officer for 3 years.  He resides in Acushnet with his wife Gabriella "Gabby" Tedeschi, R.N. 

Troy

Apprentice
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Troy J. Lopes is the youngest son of Amelia "Millie" and Timothy Lopes.  He graduated Fairhaven High School with Honors Class of 2020. He was a baseball recruit at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, but opted into the transfer portal and was offered a roster spot at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.  He is currently enrolled at F.I.N.E. Funeral Institute of the North East Mortuary College and will be the second generation from the Lopes family to enter the funeral profession.  Troy currently posseses a license from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a funeral director and embalmer apprentice.

Deacon Scott

Funeral Home Assistant
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Scott Taveira has been a familiar sight to many families, dating back to the 1980's when he was a funeral attendant for the Aubertine family.  He has since received his License from the Commonwealth as a Funeral Home Assistant.  Scott is employed by AFSCME American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 93 as a Staff Representative. Scott was ordained as a Deacon in the Diocese of Fall River on May 20,  2023.  Scott is also a Notary Public.  Scott resides in Mattapoisett and Fort Myers, Florida.

Jim

Funeral Home Attendant
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James Lancaster started his employment in 2022.  James has been a great addition to our funeral home staff.  His primary responsibility is assisting on all funerals.  James previously was employed by the Bristol County Sheriff's Office, where he began his career as a Corrections Officer and retired following 30 years as the Assistant Superintendent of Security, holding the rank of Colonel.  James resides in Dartmouth with his wife Kristen and their two children.

Joan

Funeral Home Attendant
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Joan A. (Godinho) Lopes is the matriarch of the Lopes family.  Her familiarity with so many of our families especially in the Portuguese community, comes from her 25 years of employment as a Pediatric Nurse for the late Dr. Bernard Portnoy.  Being fluent in Portuguese was critical to so many immigrant families experiencing medical issues with their children.  She finished her career employed by University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth as a Lead Paint Inspector.  

Darlene

Funeral Home Attendant
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Darlene (Souza) Jusseaume started her employment in 2022. Her primary responsibility is being an attendant during visiting hours.  She is a graduate of New Bedford High School class of 1981.  She was previously employed as a secretary, accounts receivable clerk and bookkeeper, which has allowed for an easy transition in assisting with administrative duties as well.  Darlene is an active member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at St. James Church, serving as a lector and a faith formation teacher to students preparing for First Communion. In December 2023, Darlene was presented with the Marian Medal by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha.  Darlene is also fluent in Portuguese and resides in New Bedford with her husband Donald.

Anne-Marie Tomascik

Funeral Home Attendant
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Anne-Marie Tomascik began her employment at Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home in 2022.  Anne-Marie is one of our attendants who will greet and assist visitors during calling hours.  She is a graduate of New Bedford High School.  For 19 years, Anne-Marie was previously employed as a newsroom assistant and obituary writer at the New Bedford Standard Times, which gave her some insight into funeral service.  With her past experience, combined with compassion and a desire to assist people at difficult times, Anne-Marie has become an integral part of our staff.  Anne-Marie resides in Acushnet and is currently employed full time with the Town of Acushnet, Department of Public Works.

Victor

Funeral Home Attendant
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Vitorino DaSilva has been employed since 2000 and as been an integral part of our staff.  Vitorino "Victor" came to this country in the 60's from St. Michael, Azores.  He worked in construction for most of his adult life.  Victor was previously married for 54 years to late Beverly DaSilva.  Victor resides in Acushnet and enjoys wintering in Florida with his wife Serafina.

Mark

Funeral Home Attendant
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Mark Oliveira began his employment at the funeral home in 2013.  Mark is fluent in Portuguese and well known in the Portuguese community.  His primary responsibility is assisting on funerals along side his father Eddie.  It's a unique father/son combination that works very well together.  Mark is also employed full time by Walmart as a manager.  Mark resides in Dartmouth with his wife Pamela and their children.

Gilberto

Funeral Home Attendant
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Gilberto "Gilly" Tavares has been employed since 2000 and is a well known individual through his many associations with various clubs and organizations.  He is also a very active communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Gilly came to this country in the 60's from St. Michael, Azores.  He worked in manufacturing for many years and finished his career employed by St. Luke's Hospital in housekeeping.  Gilly resides in New Bedford with his wife Maria.  They have a son Stephen his wife Frances "Iliana"and a grandson Nathan.

Gary

Funeral Home Attendant
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Gary Vargas began his employment in 2019.  Gary's main responsibility is driving the family limousine on funerals.  Gary was previously employed by the City of New Bedford in the Fire Department as a Firefighter, retiring after many years of service.  Gary proudly served his country in the U. S. Army.  Gary resides in New Bedford.

Eddie

Funeral Home Attendant
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Eduviges Oliveira began his employment here in 2016.  Eddie is fluent in Portuguese and well known in the community.  Eddie's primary responsibility is assisting on all funerals.  Previously, Eddie was employed for over 40 years in the maintenance department at Cornell Dubilier until his retirement.