Manny Del Lima, Jr., 78

Apr 6, 2021
Manny Del Lima, Jr., 78, of Rochester, passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, April 1st, 2021.
Born in New Bedford, son of the late Manuel and Irene (Goulart) Del Lima, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life before retiring to Rochester. He was the husband of Barbara Blanchard.
Manny was a classically trained, talented trumpet player. He played with many bands including the UMass Dartmouth Jazz Band, Bay State Band, John Solerno Band, and Blues Alley.
His favorite past time was working on his wooden boats and building a scale model of the Mayflower.
He received his Master's Degree in Engineering from Northeastern University and worked for Brewer Engineering in Marion, Instron Corporation in Canton, New Bedford Vocational High School, and UMass Dartmouth.
He leaves behind his loving wife Barbara and his children, Christine Kerans and her husband Martin of Stoneham, MA, and Steven Del Lima and his wife Jennifer of Levittown, NY; his siblings, Lenny Del Lima and Bernice DeChaves; his grandchildren, Owen Kerans and Hailey Del Lima; and many nieces and nephews. 
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