Dolores Lopes, 78
Dolores Lopes, 78, a loving mother, grandmother, sister, godmother, cousin, and friend from Middleboro, passed away early Monday morning, April 27, 2020 at home. Dolores, affectionately known as “Sugar,” fought an illness over the past eighteen months. During that time her strength, tenacity, endurance, and fiery personality was demonstrated as she overcame each challenge thrown her way. Dolores impacted each person she encountered and left a lasting impression that changed the landscape of their lives. She left this earth the same way she entered: with a smile, laughter, and determination to have her way.
Dolores was born on March 4, 1942 at Providence Lying Hospital in Providence, RI. She was a proud 1961 graduate of Wareham Schools, and she matriculated to Massasoit Community College where she earned her Associates Nursing Degree. Dolores continued her educational pursuits and became an RN. She was a dedicated nurse who provided public and private care for over 40. She retired from her nursing profession in 2011.
Dolores is survived by her three daughters, Hollie Lopes of Fort Washington, MD, Anjanette Lopes of Stafford, VA, and Heather Callaham and her husband James Callaham of Chesterfield, MO. She has five grandchildren: Emarii Lopes, Drew Holton, Cameron Callaham, Jasmyn Callaham and Khoury Madison Lopes. She is also survived by three siblings: Rory Santos and partner Donna of Dartmouth, Renee Santos of Wareham, and Cindy Santos of New Bedford. She is also survived by her godmother, Juanita Perry of Onset and a host of other extended family and friends.
Dolores was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Andrew “Snooky” William Lopes Jr., her parents Stella Silva of Onset and Antoine “T.F” Fernandes of Boston, her sister Deborah Spinola of Wareham, her brothers Rodney Santos of Wareham and John “Butchy” B. Santos Jr.
Dolores was a lifelong resident of the area who loved her family, friends, and community. She was active and always on the go. She had many loves of her life but Casino rose top of the list. She loved the trips, slots, and time with her friends. Tennis, shopping, cards, and supporting her family during sporting events was also a big highlight of her life. She became a staple at all of the sporting events and could be heard in the stadiums and gyms. She was best known for being the loudest fan.
Due to the Covid-19, we are not able to memorialize her with all her friends and family in person but will do so at a later date. We will provide social media updates in the future. We appreciate all the love and support she has been given over the last few years, especially by our special caregivers: Kristi Zonfrelli and Mari Sevey who she loved.
Dolores will be laid to rest by the love of her life at Plymouth County Cemetery in Plymouth.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to either of these two associations in Dolores Lopes name: American Heart Association- www2.heart.org or 800-AHA-USA1
or American Kidney Fund- http://www.kidneyfund.org
To share a memory or leave the family a condolence, visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.