Humberto (Herb) Borges, 81, son of the late Armando and Mary Borges and was the loving husband of Ann (Govoni) Borges.
He graduated from Bryant College and spent four years in the US Navy aboard the USS Benham DD 796. After being honorably discharged as a Storekeeper first class, he joined his father's grocery store business, later becoming the sole proprietor. After selling the store, he began a new career as a salesman for Anheuser Busch distributors Mooney Company, and Quality Beverage, where he was honored as the first ever salesman of the year in New England. After retirement, he was a part-time marketing consultant for Quality Beverage. The Massachusetts State Legislature recognized him in 2007 with the Portuguese Heritage Award. Herb was active as a Dartmouth Rotarian for 50 years, earning the Rotary International Paul Harris Award. A longtime member of St. Mary's Parish, he served as Secretary of the St. Vincent DePaul Society, earning the Top Hat award, and served as an advisor to the Social Concerns ministry. He was a tireless volunteer at the Catholic Social Services food pantry, and was honored for his devoted service by the Diocese of Fall River with the Marion medal. Mr. Borges was a member of the VFW.
Herb's loving family also includes a sister, Agnes Salvador, a son Carl Avila and wife Tempie, son James Avila (Deceased) and wife Kimberly, nephew and godson Rev. Stephen B. Salvador, Pastor of St. Peter and Paul Parish in Fall River, MA, nieces and god children Mary Anne Trahan and husband Paul, and Carmen M. Salvador, four grandchildren Jessica, Joseph, Anthony, and Daniel Avila, a grandniece Elaine Campbell and grandnephew Mark Trahan, and other nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 11am in St. Mary's Church, 783 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday 3-8pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. Burial will be in the South Dartmouth Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Catholic Social Services at www.cssdioc.org/donations, or the charity of your choice.