Fernando F. Aguiar 76 of New Bedford passed away at home after a long illness, on Sunday May 12, 2013. He was the husband of Maria Odelta (Reis) Aguiar and son of the late Francisco and Evangelina Aguiar. He was born in St. Michael, Azores and had lived in New Bedford since 1987. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel church. Mr. Aguiar was formerly employed as a machine operator at Cliftex until his retirement. Survivors include his widow, his sons Carlos A. Aguiar of New Bedford, Fernando A. Aguiar of New Bedford, Dino R. Aguiar of Westport; his daughters Paula M. Santos of New Bedford, LaSalette Aguiar of New Bedford; 10 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was the grandfather of the late Brocky Aguiar. His funeral mass will be 9am Wednesday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church. Visiting hours are Tuesday 5-8pm. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery.