His surviving family includes his wife Cornelia; 2 children: Michael Alves husband of Ann and Wendy Melo wife of Ricardo both of Dartmouth; 2 grandchildren: Madison Alves and Brendin Melo as well as several nieces and nephews.
John is predeceased by several siblings.
Mr. Alves’ funeral will be Monday August 12 at Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St. in New Bedford beginning at 8:45 A.M. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Julie Billiart Church in Dartmouth at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Rural Cemetery. Visiting hours will take place in the funeral home on Sunday evening from 5 - 8 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.