NEW BEDFORD: Mary V. Quintal, 102, of New Bedford, died on January 26, 2023. She was born on October 04, 1920 in Corning, N.Y. to Maria T. Valente and Ricardo Vieira. She was preceded in death by her husband of Francisco Clemente Quintal.
Mary moved to New Bedford in 1972 and opened New Bedford Arts and Antiques with her husband Francisco. They were avid antique collectors and spent many years going to auctions and art shows looking for the perfect pieces. Mary was a member of the S.S. Sacramento Grupo Folkloric Madeirense since 1980. The Grupo was most definitely her passion and one of the things she enjoyed most in life. Mary was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church.
Mary is survived by her niece Maria Fernanda Quintal and husband Jose Clemente, her goddaughter Rosa Ruday and her husband Mark, great-niece Lisa Niland and her husband Jim, great-nephew Michael Quintal, and her great-great-nieces Ashley Weehner, Jessica Ruday, and Abbigail. They all loved her as their Avo and Mary always loved all of them as her own grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.
The family thanks Sacred Heart Nursing Home for their care and support through the years.
A funeral mass for family and friends will be held at 9:30AM on Wednesday, February 01, 2023, at Immaculate Conception Church, 136 Earle Street, New Bedford. Private burial for family only at St. John's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: Boston Children's Hospital.
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