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Michael Roy Monteiro

d. August 27, 2021

Michael Roy Monteiro, age 63, of New Bedford and formerly of Scituate, Mass. passed away on August 27, 2021 after a brief illness at St. Luke’s Hospital, in New Bedford. He was surrounded by his loving son, daughter and siblings. He was the beloved husband of Doreen Soares of New Bedford.

Michael was born on July 21, 1958 in Boston, Mass. to Katherine and Roy Monteiro. He graduated from Scituate High School in 1976. He took engineering courses at Wentworth Institute of Technology. He then sought to further cultivate his creative talents and thus graduated from the Butera School of Art in Boston in May of 1998.

Michael was well known in the community for his sign painting and lettering work. He had his own company named “Michael’s Sign Design” and created the slogan “A business with no signs shows signs of no business”. He completed many jobs throughout the City of New Bedford. He also completed sign painting and lettering work in other cities such as Boston, Brockton, New York and Los Angeles. The portfolio of his original work is a testimony to his creativity and talent. He also worked for 7th Sign out of New Bedford for many years. About ten years ago he retired and became the devoted caretaker to his wife Doreen.

Michael was a servant of the Lord who enjoyed reading, studying and found comfort in the Bible throughout his life, especially during difficult times. His favorite passage that he often quoted by memory is John 16:32-33.

Since childhood, Michael was a passionate baseball fan and his favorite team was the Boston Red Sox. He knew all of their statistics. He also enjoyed listening to music, singing and dancing. One of his favorite artists was Marvin Gaye; and he tells a story of the amazing letter he received from him back in 1983. If you were blessed to cross paths with Michael, he would have you laughing and smiling instantly with his quick wit and his amazing story telling skills. He shares a dramatic story about when he, as a child, swiftly ran and jumped into Tony Conigliaro’s car after a baseball game. He impressed Mr. Conigliaro so much that Michael got his baseball signed by him! Over the years Michael wrote to and received a wonderful acknowledgment from Mr. Conigliaro that made him feel proud.

Michael’s passing is predeceased by his loving mother, Katherine (nee: Andrade) Rogers of Scituate and his father Roy Monteiro, originally of Wareham. He is survived by his son Michael John Thompson and his wife Kheary of Fall River; and his daughter Larissa Roi Monteiro and her husband Jason of New Bedford. He is survived by his loving grandchildren Iymanie Michael, Symphony Roi, Jadelyn Alicia Ann, Lynniha Faith and Ayzel Antonio; step daughter Desiree Soares and step granddaughter Deeaja King.

Michael is also survived by his stepfather Henry Rogers of New Bedford and his stepmother Roberta Conway of Boston, brothers and sisters from Katherine and Roy: Stephen Monteiro of Scituate, Renee Monteiro of Pembroke, Leonard Monteiro and his wife Vanessa of Scituate, Cynthia Monteiro of Connecticut, Yvonne Roth and her husband Dave of Taunton, Yvette Campbell and her husband Kevin of California. His other siblings include Reneese Walker of Boston, Raynya Simmons and her husband Omar of Milton, Robert Rose and his wife Andrea of New York, Calvin Rose of New York, Everett Whitley of New York, Leroy Rose of Boston and Carmen Monteiro of Boston. Michael is predeceased by his brother Ruel Conway of Boston; and his Uncles Ernest Andrades of Boston and Albert Andrades of California. He will be sorely missed by his many nephews, nieces and cousins.

On behalf of his family, we extend our thank you to the staff at St. Luke’s Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit; especially their nursing and support staff who offered specialized care with compassion; and to all of the family and friends who prayed and expressed their condolences.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth Street, New Bedford, Mass. 02740.

The funeral services will take place at St. Mary of the Nativity Parish, 1 Kent Street, Scituate Harbor, Mass. 02066 on Thursday September 23, 2021 at 10:00 am.

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” - John 15:13 (KJV)

“I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd giveth His life for the sheep” - John 10:11 (KJV)

Arrangements are placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home 111 Dartmouth St. New Bedford, MA 02740. Please see our website: for condolences.

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