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George Mendes Veteran
April 10, 2012


George Mendes, 89, of New Bedford died April 10, 2012 at Our Lady's Haven after a long illness.
He was the husband of Mary (Lopes) Mendes.
Born in Assonet, the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Lopes) Mendes, he lived in Fairhaven and Dartmouth most of his life before moving to New Bedford.
Mr. Mendes was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Dartmouth.
He was formerly employed as a postal clerk at the Post Office in downtown New Bedford for many years until his retirement.
Mr. Mendes served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He enjoyed spending time with his family and making wine at home.
His family would like to thank the staff at Our Lady's Haven for many years of compassionate care.
Survivors include his wife; a son, George Mendes, Jr. and his wife Laura of Rochester; 2 daughters, Anita Mendes of Hancock, NH and Nancy Mendes and her husband Louis Gatling of Etters, PA; 4 sisters, Adeline Delgardo of Florida, Mae Pina, Cecile Rose and Dorothy Burr, all of New Bedford; 3 grandchildren, Ward Lopes, Erin Lopes and Jacob Havener; 5 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Diana Wheatley, Joseph Mendes and Alfred Mendes.
Funeral from the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford Monday, April 16th at 10 AM. Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church, Dartmouth at 11 AM. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Visiting hours will be Sunday, April 15th from 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Our Lady's Haven Activities Department, 71 Center St., Fairhaven, MA 02719.

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New Bedford, MA 02740