Maria M. (Gouveia) Pimentel

Died: Fri., Jun. 12, 2020

Funeral Service And Burial Are Private

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New Bedford – Maria Margarida (Gouveia) Pimentel, 79, passed away Friday, June 12, 2020 at Care One Nursing Home, due to complications from Covid-19.  She was the wife of the late Artur P. Pimentel; they were married for 58 years.
     Born in Agualva, Azores on November 8, 1940, the daughter of the late Jose and Maria (Baptista) Gouveia, she lived in New Bedford for many years.  She was employed as a stitcher at Cliftex and as a packer at Sherwood Brands until her retirement.
     Maria enjoyed cooking, as her specialty were Portuguese recipes for her family with the help of her late husband, Artur.  One of her favorites were malassadas.
     Maria will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, who will be dearly missed for her exceptional love and patience that she gave to her family.  In return, her family devoted their time and love to care for her until her last day.  It always gave her family a chuckle when one of Maria’s favorite sayings to them was, “Ah, forget it!”
     Maria is survived by 4 sons, Arthur Pimentel and wife, June of New Bedford, Gil Pimentel and partner, Ted Jones of New Bedford, Mario Pimental and wife, Fran of Fairhaven, and Steve Pimentel and wife, Jennifer of Acushnet; and 1 daughter, Teresa Oliveira and husband, Manny of New Bedford; 1 brother, Antonio Gouveia of Terceira; 8 grandchildren, Stephanie, Mario, Shawn, Stacey, Michael, Sammy, Sergio and Sabrina; and 4 great grandchildren, Liam, Grace, Hudson and Carter.
     She was the sister of the late Conceicao Martins, Maria Gouveia, Agusta Santos, Abel Gouveia, Luis Gouveia and Jose Gouveia.
     Due to Covid-19 restrictions, funeral services and burial at Pine Grove Cemetery are private.  Arrangements are with Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.  For condolences, visit

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Gloria Martins
   Posted Sun June 14, 2020

Hydrangea Plant was sent by Agnes McCudden and Gloria Martins.

With our sincere sympathy from her cousins, please plant this Hydrangea in honor of Maria from Gloria Martins and Agnes McCudden. Sent with all our love.

THERESA mingola
   Posted Sun June 14, 2020
Arthur,June,and family,
Our sincere condolences on the passing of you mother,Mother in-law.
May she now have eternal peace in Heaven .shes with God and his son Jesus now where there is Only joy ,love peace! And she’s reunited with her loved ones! May God comfort you all during this sad time! Our prayers and thoughts are with you.sincerely with Love Terry and Danny mingola

Sharon Baldwin
   Posted Sun June 14, 2020
My deepest condolences.
Sharon Baldwin

Lewis Brooks
   Posted Sun June 14, 2020
May she find forever peace in G_D's loving embrace. Lew & Nathan

Gary Bates
   Posted Sun June 14, 2020
Gil, I was so saddened when Lew told me of your mother's passing. I also lost my only uncle two months ago to Covid-19. He was 73. I remember your mom as a really sweet person who welcomed me so warmly. I knew then that's where you got your pure soul. God bless you and all your family in these difficult times. Love, Gary.

Bertha Mello
   Posted Sun June 14, 2020
Gilly, and family.
My condolences.
May Jesus comfort all of you.
Bertha Mello

Tim Souza
   Posted Sun June 14, 2020
Dear Steve & Family,

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Growing up in the 1980s, I will always remember your mom in her kitchen, and your dad tending to his flowers at their home. Such nice memories.

God bless old friend, and my condolences to you and your family.

Tim Souza

Fred & Pat Kalisz
   Posted Sun June 14, 2020
To: Mario/Fran & families: Please accept our condolences on the passing of your mom. Please know that she and your families are in our prayers at this most difficult period.

Christopher Ouellette
   Posted Mon June 15, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Peace and Love

Michele Brigham
   Posted Mon June 15, 2020

Open Skies was sent by Mitsubishi Electric.

With Our Sincere Condolences from your family at Mitsubishi Electric.

Markus Dinis
   Posted Mon June 15, 2020
Gods Blessings.

Richard Leighton
   Posted Mon June 15, 2020

Thoughts, prayers, and condolences to you and your family.

Rick Racine
   Posted Tue June 16, 2020
Art, Gil, Theresa:our condolences to all of you and your families from your friends at Acushnet Company.

Melody Cardoso & The Family of the late Tony Dube
   Posted Tue June 16, 2020
Dear Gil & Family
Your mother was a dear and beautiful soul, and we feel so blessed to have met you both at Care One. My Mom and Dad always enjoyed your bringing her down to visit, and we just loved seeing her light up in the activity room whenever there was music involved. While she was very soft spoken, she would surprise us each time she came out with “forget about it!” As you mourn the loss of your very special mother, may you find strength in all of your wonderful memories together. She will never be far from your heart. And I see many of her traits in each one of her children. Our sincere condolences, Melody Cardoso, Mark &
Jane Dube

   Posted Tue June 16, 2020
My deepest condolences to all, sending love and prayers.

Lori Vitorino
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
Dear Gil, Stephanie and entire family, so sorry to hear of your loss! Maria was a gentle, kind soul who loved her family, as was evidenced by how she smiled when you were around her, as well as your devotion to her. She is now in the arms of our Lord, and will continue to remain in your hearts forever. Take care!

Eileen Fernandes
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Sympathy and prayers to all the family.

Melissa Souza Cowles
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
Dear Steve,

I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Take care old friend,

Melissa and Family

Kathy and Tom DeBarros
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
To the Pimental family,
Our deepest sympathy as you remember your loving Mother.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

With love,
Kathy & Tom

Rachel Roy
   Posted Mon June 22, 2020
Dear Steve,
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My deepest condolences on your loss.

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