Antonio Da Cunha

Born: Sun., May 2, 1926
Died: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Mar. 04, 2019
Location: Cabral Baylies Square Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Tue., Mar. 05, 2019
Location: Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church

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NEW BEDFORD; Antonio da Cunha, 92, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital, after a period of declining health. He was the husband of 56 years to Olivia A. (Abreu) da Cunha.

Born in Sao Joao da Fresta, Fresta, Portugal to the late Francisco and Maria do Ceu (Fonseca) da Cunha. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, formerly employed as a fabric handle at the former Cliftex Corporation, until his retirement. He was a member of the Amalgamated Union.

He is survived by his wife of New Bedford; three sons Antonio F.  Da Cunha of Fairhaven, Jose M. Da Cunha of New Bedford, Francisco M. Da Cunha of Maryland; a daughter Olivia Simmons of Fairhaven; a brother Fernando Da Cunha of New Bedford; three sisters Evone Pereira of Acushnet, Pasculina Costa of Fairhaven, Maria Pinto of New Bedford. Also survived by six grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be Monday, March 04, 2019 from 6 to 8 PM at the Cabral Baylies Square-Lamoureux Funeral Home, 512 No. Front Street, New Bedford. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Tuesday at 10 AM at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM in Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, 136 Earle Street, New Bedford. He will be entombed in Sao Joao da Fresta Cemetery, Fresta, Portugal.

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Lou Gunning
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was a great man and will live on through his amazing children. He leaves a legacy behind and everyone that knew him will always see him each and every time they look at one of you. He worked hard through his life and was an honest man and is now rewarded by being in Heaven where he will continue to watch over his family and will always be at your side.

May he Rest In Peace.


   Posted Sun March 03, 2019
Minhas sentidas condolências à família enlutada. Que possa descansar no terno abraço de Deus.

Fr. Stephen Banjare, sscc
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
My deepest Condolence to da Cunha family. May the soul of Antonio DaCunha Sr. Rest in God's Peace. God bless you all and grant you comfort. my prayers for you all.

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