Updated: July 1, 2012Holy Ghost Church Linden St. Attleboro, MA
Monday – July 2, 2012
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – wake 7:00 pm – Vigil ServiceTuesday – July 3, 2012
11:00 am – Funeral Mass
Updated: July 1, 2012
“A local obituary was published on Sunday, July 1 for The Rev. George F. Almeida, 80, of Fall River:
The Reverend George F. Almeida, 80
Born in Newport, R.I. on Nov. 23, 1931, he was a son of the late Manuel and Anna (Medeiros) Almeida.
After high school, George served his country proudly as a member of the United States Navy on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Midway during the Korean War.
After his honorable discharge, he began his studies for the priesthood at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, Conn., and later at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 1, 1965 by the Most Rev. James J. Gerrard. He served as parochial vicar at St. Michael’s Church, Fall River, St. Anthony’s Church, Taunton, Sacred Heart Church, Oak Bluffs, Our Lady of the Angels Church, Fall River, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, New Bedford, and Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Taunton. He then served as administrator at St. Elizabeth’s Church, Edgartown, and then as pastor of Holy Family Church, East Taunton, and Our Lady of Fatima Church, Swansea. Rev. George also served as Navy chaplain at the Naval Station in Newport, R.I. He retired to Cardinal Medeiros Residence in June of 2001.
He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family.
Rev. George is survived by a brother, James S. Almeida of Attleboro; two sisters, Marjorie A. Sears of Norton, and Rosemary Gabel of Edgewater, Fla.; and nieces and nephews: Christopher, Richard, Michael, Kathy, Roland III, John, Lauren, Marc, and Justin. He was the uncle of the late Lynne Sears.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck St., Attleboro.
Reverend Almeida will lie in state on Monday, July 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Holy Ghost Church, 73 Linden St., Attleboro. A wake liturgy will be celebrated following visitation at 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 3 at 11 a.m. in Holy Ghost Church. The Most Rev. George W. Coleman S.T.L., D.D. will be the principal celebrant. Rev. Almeida will be laid to rest in St. John’s Cemetery, West Street, Attleboro.
In lieu of flowers and for those wishing to remember Rev. George in a special way, memorial contributions may be made to: Make A Wish Foundation, Massachusetts/Rhode Island Chapter, One Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114.
An online guest book for family and friends to express their condolences and additional information may be found at www.duffypoulecares.com.”