Joel R. Teixeira, 91
Joel R. Teixeira, 91, of Dartmouth died Oct. 26, 2020 peacefully at home. He was the husband of Justina D. (Monteiro) Teixeira.
Born and raised in Brava, Cape Verde, son of the late Maria Rodrigues and Pantaleon Teixeira, he lived in Jersey City, NJ before moving to the Greater New Bedford area many years ago.
Mr. Teixeira was formerly employed as a merchant mariner with Exxon Corp. for 33 years until his retirement.
He was an avid champion pigeon breeder and a member of the Giant Runt Club of America.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Brian Teixeira of New Bedford, David Teixeira of Saugus and Rodney Teixeira and his wife Tina of Woodbridge, VA; three daughters, Maria DaRosa and Gina Hill and her husband Steve, all of New Bedford and Joan Gomes and her husband Allen of Dartmouth; a brother, Ronald Teixeira of Spencer, MA; a sister, Faith DeMiranda of Rochester; 10 grandchildren, Anthony Teixeira and his wife Vanessa, Duane Teixeira and his wife Sydney, Justina Perry and her husband James, Danielle Perry and her husband Quinn, Casey Gomes and his fiancée Kristi Newton, Jesse Gomes and his wife Nastassia, Kip Hill, Matthew Hill, Amanda Teixeira and Bria Lynn Teixeira; two great-granddaughters, Khadijah and Noelle; and many nieces and nephews.
He was the father of the late Joel R. Teixeira, Jr.
Visiting hours were held on Friday, Oct. 30at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals. Due to occupancy limits at church, his Funeral Mass and burial were private.