New Bedford – John P. Estrella, age 78, of New Bedford, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019.
Born in Santo Antao, Cape Verde December 27, 1940. John came to this country when he was seven years old.
John worked at Dartmouth Finishing Textile Company for over 35 years. He also worked for the city of New Bedford for a while.
John was known for his infectious smile, compassionate spirit and his love of cooking. He was an avid golfer and instructor for the Whale Golf Course. He was a member of the 918 Golf Club. He was a lover of all sports but golf was his passion. John was a great and loyal friend to many, he was loved by everyone.
John is survived by his two sons, John J. Estrella and his wife Diana of Dartmouth, Christopher Estrella and his partner Sharon of New Bedford. A granddaughter Alisha L. Estrella and a great-grandson Andrew L. Shepard Jr.of New Bedford. He is also survived by three sisters Nora Estrella of California, Nancy Estrella of New Bedford and Natalie Estrella of Ohio. A brother Alan Estrella of New Bedford and his aunts Arsenia Fernandes and Antonia Pereira as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was the eldest son of the late Antone and Margarida Estrella and his late sister Susan Estrella Lucas.
A memorial service will be held at Perry Funeral Home on Saturday November 2nd from 12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Arrangements are placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home 111 Dartmouth St. New Bedford, MA 02740. Please see our website: www.perryfuneral.com for condolences.