NEW BEDFORD — Joaquim M. Areias, 90, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, September 25, 2016. He was the widower of the late Virginia Areias (DeCastro).

He was a fisherman in the city of New Bedford for many years.

Joaquim M. Areias was survived by 5 daughters and 5 sons: Maria Pentieiros and husband Francisco of Portugal; Maria de Fatima Santos and husband Cesar; Lurdes Pentieiros and husband Jose; Margarida Bento and husband Francisco; Manuel Areias and wife Arminda; Joaquim Areias and his companion, Donna Dugan; Jose Areias; Antonio Areias and his wife Maria de Fatima; Mario Areias; Rosa Pacheco and husband Frank, all residing in New Bedford. Mr. Areias was also survived by 25 Grandchildren, Manuel, Virginia and Joaquim of Portugal; Antonio of Colorado, Paulo, Carlos, Margarida, Maria, Nuno, Johnny, Elizabeth, Nelson, Frankie, Shawn, Joshua, Veronica, Daniel, Andrea, Michael, Tayla, Lucas, Jessica, Whitney, Catherine and Frankie all of New Bedford and 22 great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours Tuesday evening 6:00 to 8:00. His funeral will be conducted Wednesday morning 8:45 at the funeral home with a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated in Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church at 10:00. Interment will be in Portugal.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to AUBERTINE-LOPES FUNERAL HOME, 129 Allen St., New Bedford. www.aubertine-lopes.com.