Douglas Mendes, 71
Douglas A. Mendes, Sr., 71, of West Wareham, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. He was the husband of Sandra (Barboza) Mendes with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.
Mr. Mendes was born in Wareham on May 28, 1951, to the late Frank Mendes and Adelia (Rose) Mendes. He was a graduate of Wareham High School. Mr. Mendes was a special police officer for the Town of Wareham before joining the Metropolitan District Commission Police Department. In 1992, the M.D.C. police department was merged with the Mass. State Police and Mr. Mendes served as a state trooper in the Bourne barracks until his retirement in 2006.
Douglas was a member of the very popular Crystal Motion singing group which he was very proud of. He was also one who loved to travel and was fortunate enough to travel abroad to several countries including one of his most memorable - Cape Verde. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family and friends and just being social. He was also a parishioner of the St. Mary’s Church in Onset.
In addition to his wife Sandra, survivors include his two sons; Douglas A. Mendes, Jr. of Woonsocket, R.I. and Nathan R. Mendes of Rochester; his daughter, Dawn A. Mendes of New Bedford; his sister Andrea Rose of Oviedo, FL; five grandchildren, 2 great- grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Chapman Funerals and Cremations – Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rte. 28) Wareham from 4 pm. to 7 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. Burial will be private.
Arrangements by Chapman Funerals and Cremations – Wareham. For directions or to leave a message of condolence, please visit: www.chapmanfuneral.com