NEW BEDFORD: Eugene “Gene” Benevides, 89 passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday June 1, 2020. He was married to his late wife Alzira “Elsie’ Benevides. He was born in Fall River and lived New Bedford for many years. He was the son of the late John And Mary “Correia” Benevides. Mr. Benevides served honorably during the Korean War and rose to the rank of Sergeant. He later became a truck driver with Teamsters local 59 until his retirement.
He is survived by his son Eugene J. Benevides and his companion Cody Somma as well as his two grandsons Jameson and Colton Benevides.
The wake will be private. A Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 19 Willis Street, New Bedford, MA 026.
Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral Memorial Mass on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 10:30 AM. Please enter church door by the parking lot. Maxime seating of 100 people.
Burial of his cremains to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven, MA.
Arrangements are by the Cabral Baylies Square-Lamoureux Funeral Home, 512 No. Front Street, New Bedford.
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