Ernesto V. Barbosa, 71, of New Bedford, passed away following a brief illness on Monday, January 10, 2022 at Brigham and Women's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Maria A. (Correia) Barbosa, they shared 47 years of marriage.
Mr. Barbosa was born in Feteira Pequena, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal, son of the late Horacio and Maria J. (Barbosa) Soares and had been a longtime resident of New Bedford. He was a former owner of Girassol Restaurant and later retired from Five Star Manufacturing, both of New Bedford. He enjoyed the simple things in life, enjoying time with his family and his greatest joy was spending his retirement with his wife.
Survivors along with his wife include his son: Henry C. Barbosa and his fiancée Jenny Figueiredo of New Bedford; his daughter: Sherry Barbosa and her husband Matthew Girard of Acushnet; 2 brothers: Jose Manuel Soares and Horacio Soares, both of Portugal; 2 sisters: Maria do Ceu Batista and Lucilia Soares, both of Portugal; a granddaughter on the way; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Daniel Barbosa.
Mass of Christian Burial to which relatives and friends are invited will be Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, 136 Earle St., New Bedford, MA 02746 at 11:30 A.M.
Calling hours will be Thursday at the Kirby Funeral Home from 9-11 A.M., prior to the Mass.
Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, New Bedford.