Lewis J. Chaves, 88, New Bedford

Lewis J. Chaves, 88, New Bedford


Chaves 001Lewis J. Chaves, 88, of New Bedford, died Friday, July 12, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford.  Born in Little Compton, he was the son of the late Antone J. and Mary J. (Monteiro) Chaves.

A veteran of World War II, he served his country in the U.S. Navy.  Prior to retirement, he was a superintendent for various construction companies for 35 years.  Mr. Chaves was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Survivors include a son, Paul L. Chaves of Acushnet; two daughters, Jeanne L. Wordell of Little Compton and Susan E. Nobrega of Rochester, Mass.; a brother, George Chaves of Little Compton; a sister, Evelyn Chaves of Little Compton; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Rosalie Souza.

A graveside service, to which relatives and friends are invited, will be Tuesday, July 30, at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 1 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.

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