Michael "Mike" C. Arruda, 44, of Marion, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Bonnie Lee (Bonito) Arruda with whom he shared 18 years of marriage.
Born in New Bedford, a son of Carl and Carol (Ward) Arruda of Dartmouth, he was raised in Dartmouth and had resided in Marion for the last 15 years.
Mike was a graduate of Dartmouth High School, class of 1984 and attended Bristol Community College. Mike excelled in sports while there and was most proud of captaining the 1983 Super Bowl Champion football team which has been inducted into the Dartmouth High School Hall of Fame.
He was a career salesman and most recently worked as a real estate agent.
He was an avid fan of all the New England sports teams and enjoyed golfing and boating. Mike had a special love of animals and especially his dog Nikki.
Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are two daughters, Maggie and Riley Arruda; a brother, Jack Arruda and his wife Carmel; and a sister, Susan Pielech and her husband Stephen, all of Dartmouth. He was especially fond of his nieces and nephews: Alyssa, Lindsey, Tess and Jack Arruda, Benjamin, Kristen and John Bonito.
His Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 9:30am in St. Mary's Church, 783 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth. Burial will be in South Dartmouth Cemetery. For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com