Antonio D. Carvalho 78 of New Bedford passed away Tuesday January 10, 2012 at St. Luke’s after a long illness. He was the husband of Lurdes (Reis) Carvalho and son of the late Jose and Mariana (Arruda) Carvalho. He was born in Santa Barbara, St. Michael, Azores and had lived in New Bedford since 1968. Mr. Carvalho was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church. He was a laborer in the construction industry. He enjoyed making wine and served in the Portuguese army. Survivors include his wife, his sons Antonio M. Carvalho of Taunton, John A. Carvalho of Fairhaven, Joseph E. Carvalho of Dartmouth; his daughters, Anna C. Cole of Canton, Maria L. Duval of Franklin; his brother, Jose Carvalho and his wife Matilde and a sister-law Conceicao Carvalho, all of New Bedford; He was the proud Vavo/Grandfather of Erik, Krystal, Diana, Meghan, Bradford, Jacob, Peter, Adam, Timothy, Lauren and Victoria. Also survived by several nephews, godchildren , grandnieces and grandnephews . He was the brother of the late Manuel Carvalho and Maria Teresa Carvalho. His funeral mass will be said 9am Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Visiting hours are Friday 4-8pm. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.