Deolinda Magalhaes, 94

Nov 27, 2017

Deolinda Alves (Machado) Magalhaes, 94, of Dartmouth, passed away on November 21, 2017 at her daughter’s home.

She was the beloved wife of the late Manuel J. Magalhaes and the daughter of the late Maria DaConceicao (Alves) Ribeiro and Cristovao Alves Machado.

Deolinda came to the United States in 1970, when she moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts.

She lived there until 2011, and then moved to Dartmouth to live with her daughter. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family at home.

She is survived by her sons, Antonio Magalhaes and his wife Angelina of Portugal, Manuel C. Magalhaes and his wife Olivia of New Bedford, Joao C. Magalhaes and his wife Karen of New Bedford, Fernando Magalhaes and his wife Hilda of Fall River, Alexandre Magalhaes and his wife Judith of Freetown and Paul Magalhaes and his wife, Debbie of Freetown.

Surviving daughters include Grace Pereira and her husband Matthew, Isaura Sousa and her husband Walter, and Margarida Charbonneau and her husband, John; siblings Antonio R. Machado and Ernestina R. Goncalves; 22 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren; as well as daughter-in-law Doreen, widow of her late son, Manuel J. Magalhaes Jr.

She was also the sister of the late Maria, Aurora and Laurinda.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that donations be made to Immaculate Conception Church, In Memory of Deolinda Magalhaes.

Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements are placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home 111 Dartmouth St. New Bedford, MA 02740. Visit for condolences.