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Jose Soares

October 17, 2021

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New Bedford – Jose Soares, 74, died Sunday, October 17, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital.  He was the son of the late Joao F. and Filomena (Viveiros) Soares.

     Born in St. Michael, Azores, Portugal, Jose lived in New Bedford most of his life.  He was the proprietor of Deschenes Auto Body.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp.

     Jose enjoyed golf, fishing, coaching youth baseball, as he was very involved in baseball leagues.  One of his favorite pastimes was traveling and staying with friends in Florida.  He especially loved spending time with his grandson, Nathan.

     Survivors include 2 sons, Joseph Soares and Jason Soares and his fiancé, Cedia Boxhill; 2 brothers, John and Abilio Soares; 1 sister, Connie Rose; 1 grandchild, Nathan A. Soares; his former wife, Jessica Soares; and many nieces and nephews.

    He was the brother of the late Edward and Arthur Soares, Odete Amaral, Virginia Roderigues, and Serafina Freire.

     Private arrangements are with Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.  For condolences, please visit



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