Richard R. Gonsalves, 72

Jul 23, 2019

Richard R. Gonsalves, 72, of South Dartmouth died Tuesday, July 9 after a long illness at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the loving long time companion of Helen Macek, and son of the late Tony and Gertrude Gonsalves. 

Born in New Bedford in 1946, Richard grew up in South Dartmouth and resided there the last 10 years. He graduated from Dartmouth High School and was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Dartmouth. Richard was proprietor of Sagres Importing but spent most of his life working in the commercial lumber business.

He was an active member of the Portuguese American Social Club. An avid Yankees, Giants, and Patriots fan, Richard also enjoyed watching golf, being on his boat the Naughty Lady, and fishing. Vacations, cruises, Cody (the cat) and gin martinis at happy hour were favorite ways to spend time. He had served in the Naval Air Reserves. Richard attended Mayville State University.

His family includes Helen, his children Erica Allums and Ross Gonsalves both of Florida, granddaughters, Ashlynn and Evan, sister Doreen Silva, nephew, Keith Silva and niece, Lauren Weed along with an aunt, uncle, cousins and friends. 

His Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Mary's Church, South Dartmouth on Thursday, July 25 at 10:00 a.m. Private internment.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home, 129 Allen St., New Bedford.

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