Arrangements for Fr. George Almeida

Updated: July 1, 2012

Holy Ghost Church
 Linden St.
Attleboro, MA

 Monday – July 2, 2012

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – wake
7:00 pm – Vigil Service
 Tuesday –  July 3, 2012

11:00 am – Funeral Mass

Updated: July 1, 2012

The obituary

“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

 FALL RIVER – The Reverend George F. Almeida, 80, of Cardinal Medeiros Residence, Fall River, passed on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in Charlton Hospital, Fall River.

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”


Arrangements for Fr. George Almeida — 1 Comment

  1. My Memory of Father (Saint) George Almeida

    Father George, a very good priest, former USS Midway sailor, former
    Priest/Chaplain of Naval Station Newport, will be missed by thousands of people he touched during his humble ministry in the US and around the world.

    Father George will be remembered for his “winning smile” for all hands.
    He dedicated over three years ministering, serving, helping
    our Naval Academy Preparatory School and Officer Candidate School and all students needing his services at Naval Station Newport.
    He was always available to say the Mass at Chapel of Hope even during stormy weathers in New England. Newport friends and I had a rare privilege of having “the Last Supper” with Father George on Jan 9, 2012 in Fall River, MA.
    Father George was a blessing to me and to myriads of people he
    met in the journey. I will miss Father George, but will see him and Father Dennis Rocheford in heaven someday.