NEW BEDFORD; Edward Pontes, 85, passed away at Sacred Heart Nursing Home on Saturday, April 06, 2019 after a period of declining health. He was the son of the late Augustinho Pontes and Conceicao Roderigues Pontes.
He was a life long resident of the New Bedford area. Formerly employed at the City of New Bedford Water Dept. as a Laborer until his retirement.
Mr. Pontes served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War, he received, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal & Ribbon, U.N. Service Medal & Ribbon, Korean P.U.C. Service Medal & Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal & Ribbon.
He survived by a sister Alice Mueller and her husband James of Ohio. Also several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral mass on Thursday, April 11 at 9 AM at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, 136 Earle Street, New Bedford. His burial will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA.
Arrangements are by the Cabral Baylies Square-Lamoureux Funeral Home, 512 No. Front Street, New Bedford.