Joseph E. Soares

Died: Tue., May 5, 2020

Family to do services at later date

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries

Music by The Piano Brothers

Plymouth – Joseph E Soares, 75, died Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Plymouth Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.  He was the son of the late Joseph P., Jr. and Maria Gloria (Pimentel) Soares.
     Born and raised in New Bedford, he lived here all his life.  He was a driving ed. teacher, both on the road and in the classroom.  He had also been employed as a bus driver for Boston Coach in the seaport district of Boston.
     Mr. Soares received his Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education at Westfield University.  He was a member of the Men’s Group of St. Julie Biliart Church, and a former member of the Knights of Columbus.  He was a member of Courage International, also known as Courage Apostolate.
     He is survived by his aunt, Izaura Pimentel of Dartmouth, his uncle, Antone Oliveira of New Bedford, and his aunt, Mary Lou Soares of New Bedford; 2 godsons, Albert Augusto Barbosa of New Bedford and Lionel Paul Souza of West Yarmouth; and several cousins.
     Burial in St. John’s Cemetery is private.  His Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date.
     Arrangements are with Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.  For condolences, visit

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Direct website to florist ordering, saving on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Michael Gula
   Posted Sun May 10, 2020
My sincere sympathy and condolence to Joseph's family. I would present the Eucharist to Joe for the home bound, from St. Julie Billiart Church and he was always faith-filled, considerate, kind, and grateful. May he Rest in Peace.

Yvonne Morrissey
   Posted Thu May 14, 2020
I knew Joe for many years,a good catholic man.he will be missed.

Image: Simon Howden /

Copyright © 2020 Machnowski Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved.    | Website by CFS |