Thomas Dutra, 67

Sep 16, 2018

Thomas A. Dutra, 67, of Wareham, died Sept. 14, at home. He was the husband of the late Pamela R. (Ponte) Dutra and the son of the late Leonard F. Dutra Sr. and Margery M. (Kenyon) Dutra.

He was born in New Bedford and lived in Acushnet then in Mattapoisett for many years before moving to Wareham five years ago. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1970 to 1974.

Mr. Dutra worked as a maintenance mechanic for Crystal Ice for many years before retiring.

Thomas was a man who cared deeply for those around him. He always put others first and would do anything to help someone he felt was struggling. He worked tirelessly to ensure that family, friends and neighbors had everything that they needed. He was known for fixing things and would fix anything for anybody. 

Survivors include three daughters, Kathryn L. Davis and her husband Scott of Westport, Jennifer Brooks and her husband Peter of Norton and Bethany Kaplan and her husband Nathan of Waltham; a sister, Diana Dean of New Bedford; a sister-in-law, Martha Dutra of Fairhaven; three grandchildren; many nephews, nieces, and close friends in his neighborhood. He was the brother of the late Michael Dutra and Leonard Dutra, Jr.

Visiting hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway, Wareham. His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.