Brenda L. (Howell) Nunes

Died: Tue., May 7, 2019


4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sat., May 18, 2019
Location: Machnowski Funeral Home 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford

Memorial Service

5:00 PM Sat., May 18, 2019
Location: Machnowski Funeral Home 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford

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New Bedford – Brenda L. (Howell) Nunes, 55, died Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital.  She was the long-time companion of Tom Menard.
     Born in Norfolk, VA, a daughter of the late Terry and Delores (Correia) Howell, she lived in New Bedford for many years.  She was a homemaker.
     Brenda enjoyed fishing.  She loved her dog, Marco and especially taking care of her family.
     She is survived by her companion, Tom; 4 sons, Jason, Jose, Mikey and Timmy; 3 daughters, Kelly, Karen and Kendra; 3 brothers, Gene, Mike and Kevin; 3 sisters, Carol, Linda and Jenny; 7 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
     Visitation will be 4 to 5 P.M., Saturday, May 18, 2019 with a memorial service at 5 P.M. at Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.
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Lilia F ODonnell
   Posted Fri May 10, 2019
Jason and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength to get through this difficult time. Sending you hugs and Prayers .

Michael Lainey
   Posted Sat May 11, 2019
Well at least we know Vuv and Grampa Howell were waiting for you, probably arguing over who got to greet you first. I love you B-Dizzle(mom). I will always be your bucky.

Karen Dellecese
   Posted Tue May 14, 2019
Dear Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I knew her through Terry her father.
I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult
May she R.I.P
God Bless you all

Cathy and Joe Cote
   Posted Thu May 16, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed. Never forget her laughter. May she RIP. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

Julie and Stephen Couto
   Posted Mon May 20, 2019
Tom -- Stephen and I are so sorry to learn of Brenda's passing. We'll remember as the sweet kind lady she was. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May she rest in peace.

Claire R England
   Posted Sun May 26, 2019
Tom, I am so sorry to hear about your girlfriend. I know you loved her and it was difficult for you to see her go through the suffering she endured. Forgive me for not attending the service, I did not know. My condolences to you and your family.

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