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Jovita Pavao (Farias) De Melo

d. July 13, 2022

Dartmouth - Jovita Pavao (Farias) De Melo, age 77, of Dartmouth, MA passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center in Rhode Island with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Luis Rego De Melo.

Jovita was born in Britania, St. Michael, Azores and was the beloved daughter of the late Francisco P. Farias and Angelina (Raposo) Farias.

She is survived by her son, Michael De Melo and his girlfriend Gina Salsinha, daughter, Diane Grota and her husband Flavio and her grandchildren, Michael De Melo, Jr., Brandyn De Melo, Nathan Grota and Lexi Grota. Several nieces and nephews including, Maria Fernandes and Tina Mello.

Jovita’s visiting hours will be held on Sunday, July 17, 2022 from 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. at Perry Funeral Home. Her funeral will take place Monday morning, beginning in the funeral home at 9:30 A.M. and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 10:30 A.M. Burial will immediately follow in St. John’s Cemetery.

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

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