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Angelica Rose
November 16, 2022


Angelica DaLomba (Neves) Rose was born on April 4, 1923 in Brava, Cape Verde Islands to Regina DePina DaLomba Neves Valles and Domingo DaLomba Neves. Angelica's health began to decline shortly after celebrating her 99th birthday with family and friends. On November 16, 2022, her heart gave way and she transitioned surrounded by her children and family.

Angelica was raised and attended school in Brava, Cape Verde Islands. In the year of 1949 Angelica met her husband Arthur Duarte Rose. They were married and came to live in New Bedford, MA where she lived for the remainder of her long life. She was a member of Our Lady of The Assumption Church. Angelica was employed as a seamstress for The International Ladies Garment Workers Union for 25 years. She was a member of the Senior Citizens Club of Our Lady of the Assumption Church and also the Bisca Tournament Club of New Bedford. On Sunday after church and Sunday dinner, Angelica enjoyed watching the Cape Verdean channel, and the Lawrence Welk and the Ed Sullivan shows. Her interests at home were cooking, baking, sewing, shopping, crocheting, manicuring her nails, but most importantly enjoying family. During her spare time she would sew clothes, drapes, blankets and potholders. In the summertime she loved to drive to Cape Cod to visit family and enjoy the beaches and parks.

Angelica is survived by her children Gabriel Neves DaRosa and his loving wife Candida, Linda Maria Fatima Rose, Joseph David Rose, Arthur Domingo Rose, David Michael Rose, Jeanette Candida Rose, and Steven Anthony Rose with his newly wedded wife Tanya. Angelica is also survived by eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. She is the Godmother to three Godchildren, and aunt to many nieces and nephews and cousins.

Angelica was pre-deceased by her infant son, Anthony Rose, her husband, Arthur Duarte Rose, her mother Regina Neves Valles, her father, Domingo DaLomba Neves, her brother Priscilio DaLomba Neves and her brother David Valles Sr.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Alzheimer's Foundation, The American Heart Association, or The Cancer Foundation would truly be appreciated. We would like to acknowledge Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Home, Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Rachel's Lakeside, and family and friends for this beautiful celebration of life in regards to our mother, Angelica DaLomba Neves Rose. Thank You and God Bless Us All. Pray our mother rests in heavenly peace as THE LORD Blesses her Soul and Spirit. We will miss her dearly and carry Mom in our hearts forever. Amen.

Her Funeral will be held on Wednesday November 23rd at 9 AM from the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford, followed by her Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church at 10 AM. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday November 22nd from 4-8PM. For online condolence book, please visit

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