Ethel Lima, 90

May 09, 2017
Ethel “Tillie” (Fortes) Lima, 90

Ethel “Tillie” (Fortes) Lima, 90, of Dartmouth, passed away on May 2, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late John Lima and the daughter of the late Estefania (Faria) and John Fortes.

Born in New Bedford, Tillie was a stitcher at several local clothing factories.  She is survived by two children, Carl J. Lima of Dartmouth and Kathleen A. Silva and her husband, Daniel of Dartmouth; two grandchildren, Peter J. Hegarty III and John P. Hegarty and his wife, Cate; siblings John Fortes of New Bedford, Doris Carmo of Dartmouth, Irene Ramos of Milford, CT and the late Paul Fortes; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Burial was at St. John Cemetery.

Arrangements placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St. in New Bedford. Visit for online condolences.

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